B Med(Hons) B App Sc(Physio) Grad Dip (Sprts Sc) FRACS
Dr Raewyn Campbell completed training and achieved fellowship of RACS in 2011. Dr Campbell then undertook two rhinology fellowships at Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand and The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA. Dr Campbell then undertook a further fellowship in skull base surgery in Columbus Ohio, USA. Dr Campbell specialises in rhinology and skull base surgery.
Dr Forer commenced private practice in 1986. He is head of Department, ENT at the Royal North Shore Hospital as well as a member of the regional training committee in NSW for ENT. He has a special interest in rhinology and paediatric ENT. Dr Forer has been a regional and international invited speaker on functional endoscopic sinus surgery.
Special interests: Rhinology, paediatric ENT, Chairman ENT Department, Royal North Shore Hospital.
Dr Hobson completed a Bachelor of Medical Science at Sydney University in 1994, then moved to Newcastle to study Medicine. She completed Medicine in 1999 and returned to Sydney to work as a junior doctor. She trained in general surgery before commencing sub-specialty training in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr Hobson qualified as an ENT surgeon in 2009 and worked in various locum positions including Bega and Gosford before joining SCENT in 2010. She completed further Fellowship training in Paediatric ENT at The Children’s Hospital Westmead and adult Head and Neck Surgery at St Vincent’s Hospital Darlinghurst in 2014. She is regularly involved with Medical Student education, lecturing for the University of Sydney Medical faculty and Simulation Centre training for junior doctors.
Dr Hobson now works as a Paediatric and general ENT surgeon at Frenchs Forest, with a particular interest in Salivary pathology, Paediatric Sleep and Head and Neck surgery. She is a visiting medical officer at Chatswood Private Hospital, The Children’s Hospital Westmead and North Shore Private Hospital.
Special interests: sinus disease, snoring, rhinological conditions, nasal obstruction.
Dr Johnston graduated MB BS from the University of NSW in 1991, and completed his internship at Royal North Shore Hospital. He then undertook his ENT Surgical training at Gosford District Hospital, Westmead Hospital, Concord Repatriation Hospital, and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and completed in 2000. He obtained his Rhinology Fellowship in Sydney, and commenced at the ENT Day Surgery in 2001. Since 2001 Dr Johnston has been in private and public practice, based at Hornsby. He is currently a Visiting Medical Officer at Concord Repatriation Hospital, Hornsby Hospital, Sydney Adventist Hospital and the Sydney ENT Day Surgery in Chatswood. His interests have been in the treatment and management of Paediatric ENT problems. His special interest area is in the treatment of snoring, chronic sinusitis and nasal obstruction.
Nicholas graduated with honours from University of Sydney Medical School in 2006. He then undertook Specialist Training in Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery through the NSW training program, and subsequently became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Otolaryngology.
He has completed a Master of Surgery in Otolaryngology at the University of Sydney and has been appointed as a Clinical Lecturer through the University. He has also undertaken Advanced Cochlear Implant Training through ICIT.
Nicholas has undertaken post-training subspecialisation, with a clinical fellowship in Endoscopic Ear Surgery in Australia, as well as observerships with surgeons in Dubai and Italy who have pioneered the approach of Totally Endoscopic Ear Surgery globally. He completed a subsequent clinical fellowship in Otology, Implant and Lateral Skull Base Surgery under Profs Manohar Bance and David Morris at Dalhousie University in Canada.
He has been invited to speak and attend as faculty at conferences, courses and workshops in Australia and internationally. He has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, many with international collaboration. He is a member of the International Working Group of Endoscopic Ear Surgery (IWGEES) and founding member of the Sydney Endoscopic Ear Surgery (SEES) Research Group.
Nicholas has an interest in Indigenous ear health and works closely with the Aboriginal Medical Service and Base Hospital in Griffith, undertaking ENT outreach clinics and performing surgery on a regular basis.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, adventure racing, playing squash and occasionally flying planes.
Interests Special interests include Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Ear Surgery and Eustachian Tube Disorders.
Dr Jonathan Kong is a highly regarded specialist ear nose and throat (ENT) surgeon for children and adults, with special interest, experience, and skills in ear surgery, hearing, cochlear implantation, and children’s ENT. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) as well as a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS), and originally completed surgical training in Sydney, Australia. He then spent nearly 2 years in the UK and Europe further specialising in advanced ear, hearing, cochlear implantation and acoustic neuroma surgery before returning to Sydney.
His practice is based in Sydney’s north shore, with rooms at Crows Nest (North Sydney), and Lindfield. He regularly operates at North Shore Private Hospital, The Mater Hospital North Sydney, and Macquarie University Hospital. He is also one of the principal surgeons of the Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre (SCIC, a facility of the Royal Institute of Deaf & Blind, RIDBC), and performs one of the highest number of cochlear implants per year of surgeons in Sydney.
As an avid educator, he is a respected teacher of surgery at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for the University of Sydney, where he mentors surgical specialist trainees, fellows, and medical students. He is the director of the visiting otology (ear surgery) fellowship program at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, where fully qualified ENT surgeons come to gain experience in advanced techniques of ear surgery with Dr Kong and his colleagues. He also runs the longstanding RPA Hospital Otology and Temporal Bone Course in Sydney, a regular hands on course for training new surgeons in the skills of ear surgery, and is regularly a faculty member for courses inEndoscopic Ear Surgery, a minimally invasive ear surgery technique.
Specialising in Endoscopic Sinus and Nasal Airway Surgery as well as Anterior Skull Base Surgery. Other interests are Children’s Ear, Nose and Throat disorders.
Justin was born in London, but was raised in Sydney from an early age. He graduated from the University of New South Wales Medical School. He then underwent Advanced General Surgical Training, during which time he completed a Master of Medicine in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Sydney. He then began Specialist Training in Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery through the NSW training scheme and subsequently became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Otolaryngology.
Justin then undertook further sub-specialty training in the field of Advanced Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and Anterior Skull Base Surgery in London at Guys and St Thomas Hospitals, Kings College University Hospital and The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. This Clinical Fellowship was under the mentorship of Dr David Roberts and Dr Claire Hopkins in one of the largest Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery centres in the UK and Europe. During his time in London, Justin also lectured at the Kings College London, School of Medicine.
Justin has published in numerous surgical journals and has presented at conferences both nationally and internationally. He has been an invited Chair of Rhinological Surgery Sessions in Ear, Nose and Throat Meetings in the UK. Justin has also been actively involved in the teaching of medical students and registrars, mainly through the University of Sydney as an Honorary Associate.
In his spare time, Justin enjoys spending time with his family, playing the violin, fishing and skiing.
Surgeon: Dr Payal Mukherjee is an adult and paediatric Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon with special skills in advanced ear surgery. Following her ENT training in Sydney, she attained further subspecialty post-fellowship training in otology, Cochlear implantation and lateral skull base surgery in Oxford and London.
Special interests: sinus disease, sleep disorders, voice disorders, general and paediatric ENT.
Ray Sacks is Professor and Chair of Discipline of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at Macquarie University in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is also a Clinical Professor at Sydney University and is the Academic Head of the Department of ENT Surgery at Concord Hospital in Sydney . He was the Chief Examiner in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons from 2012-2014 and was the President of the Australian and New Zealand Rhinologic Society from 2008-2013. He is a Past President of the NSW branch of the ASOHNS Society and has convened multiple conferences, Endoscopic Sinus Surgical courses and workshops throughout Australia, Asia and North and South America.
He is the co-author of the first Textbook on Endoscopic Orbital Surgery due to be released by Thieme Publishers in September 2017 and is an associate editor sitting on the Editorial Boards of multiple journals including the American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy and the Journal of Laryngology and Otology. He has published over 100 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals and 17 book chapters. He was awarded the Australian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and neck Surgery Medal for 2015 for “Outstanding Contribution to the Art and Science of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery” and was awarded the International Rhinology Society medal for “Distinguished service to the International Rhinologic Community” in Brazil in May 2015.He was also the recipient of the South African Society of Otolaryngology Medal in 1994 and has special interest in disease of the nose and paranasal sinuses.
Dr. Saxby graduated from Cambridge University Medical School where he gained first class honours. After moving to Australia in 2002 he completed his surgical training in New South Wales and became an ENT specialist in 2011. In 2012 he underwent further specialist training in advanced ear surgery at the prestigious Fisch Microsurgery Institute in Luzern, Switzerland and spent time at the Specialist Otology Hospital in Beziers, France before completing a Neurotology & Otology Fellowship in Vancouver, Canada at the BC Children’s Hospital and St Paul’s Hospital.
Dr. Saxby is well trained in all aspects of Paediatric ENT Surgery including tonsillectomy, grommets and complex paediatric ear surgery such as cholesteatoma. In adult patients, he specializes in all major ear surgery including ear drum reconstruction (myringoplasty), stapedectomy, cholesteatoma, and cochlear implants. He recently trained in the exciting new technique of keyhole ear surgery (endoscopic ear surgery). As a consultant at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital he works as a part of the neurotology team to treat acoustic neuromas and other skull base pathology. He is also skilled in nasal and sinus endoscopic surgery for conditions such as chronic sinusitis, polyps and septal deviation and treats many other common ENT conditions such as sleep apnoea, snoring and nasal allergy.
Academically he has published numerous peer reviewed research articles and contributed to national and international ENT meetings, lecturing on instructional courses. He is actively involved with education of ENT trainees and medical students through his involvement with the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney.
He is a father of three and lives in Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Dr Saxby is dedicated to improving indigenous ear healthcare in Australia and has recently joined the team at the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health at the University of Sydney, providing outreach ENT clinics to remote rural communities as well as setting up telemedicine clinics back in Sydney.
Dr Khanh Tran is a Sydney trained ENT surgeon and specialises in the management of both paediatric and adult Ear Nose & Throat, Head and Neck disorders.
Khanh has a special interest in Rhinology & Allergic Rhinitis, including the management of nasal obstruction and sinus disease. She is also particularly adept in the care of children and those with intellectual impairment.
Dr Wilcsek completed his medical degree at the University of Sydney and training as an Ophthalmologist at the Prince of Wales Hospital. He then was selected for two accredited fellowships in Ocular Plastics and Orbit Surgery.
The first at the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, Manhattan, New York under Associate Professor Mike Kazim and the second at the Royal Manchester Eye Hospital, Manchester, England, under Dr Brian Leatherbarrow. Dr Wilcsek’s practice is focused solely on the highly specialised area of adult and paediatric ocular plastic surgery with a particular interest in minimally invasive, endoscopic lacrimal surgery and endoscopic approaches to the orbit. Dr Wilcsek heads the Ocular Plastics Unit at the Prince Of Wales Hospital servicing the Prince of Wales and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals. He lectures at the University of New South Wales, has been invited to speak at many national and international medical conferences and has authored and co-authored over 50 scientific articles in peer reviewed journals as well as 4 book chapters on various ocular plastic subjects. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New College of Ophthalmology. He is also a member of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the Asia-Pacific Society of Ocular Oncology and Pathology and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Dr Wilcsek sat on the Council of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists before being asked to serve a three year term as a delegate of the Quality and Education Committee which oversees training of ophthalmologists throughout Australia and New Zealand. He is currently a supervisor of training for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. Dr Wilcsek prides himself on taking the time to listen to your needs and making you feel comfortable. He will outline treatment options and discuss any questions, so that you are able to leave the practice with all the information required to make an informed decision.