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.
Richard currently works as a dedicated rhinologist (nose, sinus, allergy and endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery) at Macquarie University and St Vincent’s Hospitals 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 practises in Sydney, Australia, as one of only a few dedicated rhinologists in the country. He has authored over 100 publications, books and book chapters. He is the current Editor-in-chief of the Australian Supplement of the Journal of Laryngology and Otology as well as an associate editor for American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy and the Cochrane ENT disorders group currently. Richard contributes to the editorial board for Rhinology Journal and the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology and is actively involved in research programs in Sydney. 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)
St Vincent’s Public and Private Hospitals
Darlinghurst NSW Australia
Macquarie University Hospital
North Ryde NSW Australia
St Luke’s Care Hospital
Potts Point NSW Australia