Prof Harvey is considered one of the best nose and sinus doctors in Sydney and Australia. During training in otolaryngology (Ear Nose & Throat Surgery), Richard identified a growing need to provide more specialised care for those people with nose, sinus, allergy, and skull base conditions. Much of the medical field had subspecialised allowing some doctors to provide their patients with a greater knowledge and care in particular fields that was not offered by standard training alone. Few doctors, however, had travelled abroad to gain a greater knowledge of rhinology/endoscopic surgery (nose, sinus, allergy and skull base). Sydney is fortunate to have specialists in ears, voice, and head & neck surgery. Richard is the only dual fellowship trained rhinologist in Australia.
Prof Harvey strives to provide the most comprehensive nose and sinus care. He is considered a leader in his field and as one of the best sinus doctors in Sydney. He is the program head of Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery at the Applied Medical Research Center of UNSW and is Professor at both the University of NSW and Macquarie University. After several years of post-training fellowships, including formal fellowships in the USA and UK, Richard practices in Sydney, Australia, as one of only a few dedicated rhinologists in the country. He has authored over 250 publications, books, book chapters and completed his PhD in trans-nasal skull base surgery. Richard has presented over 500 lectures and talks on sino-nasal disease management. He is the current Editor-in-chief of the Australian Journal of Otolaryngology (www.TheAJO.com) as well as an associate editor for the Cochrane ENT disorders group currently. Richard contributes to the editorial board for Rhinology Journal, American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy and the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology and is actively involved in research programs in Sydney. He is the recipient of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Medal for Distinguished Contribution to the Art and Science of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, intended to recognise members who are providing outstanding OHNS services beyond their normal practice activities. Along with training surgeons in both developed and emerging countries, Richard runs a series of courses with Sydney every year to further rhinologic education and training in Australia.
Summary of qualifications:
PhD (Surgery) BSc(Med) MBBS(Hon1)
Darlinghurst NSW Australia
North Ryde NSW Australia
St Luke’s Care Hospital
Potts Point NSW Australia