RPAH - Institute of Academic Surgery RPAH - Institute of Academic Surgery
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Institute of Academic Surgery



Dr Arj Ananda
Head of Department

A/Prof Alexander Saxby
Education Lead

A/Prof Raewyn Campbell
Research Lead

A/Prof Jonathan Kong

Prof Catherine Birman

Prof Carsten Palme

Dr David Pohl

A/Prof Michael Elliott

About the Department

The ear, nose and throat (ENT) department at RPA is a dynamic unit offering general ENT services to the local community as well as a comprehensive tertiary referral service for advanced rhinology (sinus and nose disorders) and also in key subspecialty areas including skull based pathology, benign head and neck, and cochlear implant. The team of eight surgeons undertake more than 700 surgical procedures annually and provide care to over 4,000 ambulatory care patients.


  • One of the first hospitals to provide hard hearing patients with the life-changing cochlear implant technology
  • First hospital based 3D bio-printer in collaboration with University of Wollongong and RPA Institute of Academic Surgery
  • World renowned Temporal Bone Laboratory

Key Research Themes

  • 3D printing and 3D bio-printing
  • Intra-operative cochlear response telemetry and hearing preservation
  • Meniere's disease

Key Education & Training Activities

  • Use of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) in education
  • Providing world renowned two year Temporal Bone course
  • Fellowship otology, endoscopic ear surgery and skull based surgery

Areas of Expertise

  • Cochlear Implant
  • Sinus and complex middle ear procedures
  • Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy

Useful Links

  • Affiliated Organisations
  • Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
  • University of Sydney

(same as the website)

Ear, Nose and Throat Department
8East2, Neurosciences Ambulatory Care
Tel. 02 9515 7531 | Fax. 02 9515 7564

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