Tim qualified from Grooteschuur Hospital, Cape Town in 1993. His specialist training in ENT Surgery was on the Cambridge rotation in the UK. He received excellent training in all aspects of adult and paediatric surgery. There was a strong emphasis on Ear surgery. He was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in London in 2006.
Tim's training in Ear surgery was complemented by an Otology Fellowship under Mr Moffat, a world renowned Skull base and ear surgeon, in Cambridge in 2006/7.
Prior to moving to Melbourne in August 2013, he had been a Consultant, with a special interest in Otology and balance disorders at Dorset County Hospital, in Dorchester, England (2007-2013). He now works for Western Health and Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital.
Tim is the author of 10 book chapters and is the Principal Editor of:
“A Diagnostic Atlas of tumours of the Upper Aero-digestive Tract. A Transnasal Video Endoscopic Approach.”
He has published a further 20 Peer reviewed articles and 11 abstracts. He has presented papers at 9 international meetings and has a further 5 poster presentations.
He is a Member of the Academy of Surgical Educators at the Royal Australasian College of surgeons and an Honorary Clinical Fellow in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He is therefore involved in teaching Undergraduate Medical Students and post graduate ENT Registrars.
Tim provides a comprehensive general paediatric and adult ENT service. He performs surgery for the removal of skin lesions of the face, ears and neck, with local skin flap repairs. He has developed a special interest in adult and paediatric ear surgery, particularly in mastoid revision and reconstruction surgery and hearing restoration using Titanium implants. At present Tim is one of very few surgeons offering surgery to obliterate troublesome mastoid cavities and rebuild the ear canal Tim also performs cholesteatoma and Stapedectomy surgery.
Other areas of interest include:
- Balance disorders (Menieres and other “dizzy” patients)
- Nasal surgery
- Voice problems