Kia Ora, Good Day, Assalamu Alaikum, Vanakkam, Namaste to all.
Having worked officially as an ENT Surgeon in five countries (India, Ireland, UK, Canada and New Zealand), I bring vast world-class experience with expertise in ENT and Head & Neck Surgery. An Alumnus of Holy Cross MHSS, Salem, India and Dr.MGR Medical University, Chennai, India, I graduated (MBBS) in 2004. Following my graduation, my passion to pursue comprehensive structured training started my training career in UK and Ireland. Following completion of Basic Surgical Training from my alma mater, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), I became a Member in 2008. I gained my Masters in Clinical Education and Medical Research (MMedSc) from NUI, Galway, Ireland and Diploma in ENT Surgery (DOHNS) from Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2009.
I trained further in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery through Higher Surgical Training from RCSI and was awarded an Intercollegiate Fellowship FRCS(ORL-HNS) in 2016. I was also awarded a fellowship from the European Academy of ORL-FEBORL-HNS in 2015. Following successful completion of my Surgical Training I was awarded CCT/CHST(UK & Ireland) in 2017.
My passion for Head and Neck Surgery motivated me to pursue the International Global Online fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology (FGOLF) from the International Federation of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Societies (IFHNOS) and MSKCC, USA and I am a member of the first batch of graduates of this world famous fellowship programme. I was awarded the FGOLF fellowship in 2016.
Following my CCT, I pursued Advanced Clinical fellowships from three of the most prestigious institutions in the world. First, an advanced Head and Neck Fellowship from world renowned institution for Head and Neck Cancer, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India under Prof. Prathmesh Pai. Second, an advanced Head and Neck Surgery fellowship in world renowned Cambridge University- Addenbrookes Hospital, UK. Third, a Microvascular reconstructive, Robotic and advanced facial plastics fellowship, Dalhousie University – Halifax, Canada.
After working as a Consultant in Northamptonshire, UK, a lifestyle choice prompted my wife, an IT professional, and me to make a big move to NZ along with our 3 young children.
I have been a Consultant ENT and Head and Neck Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgeon in MidCentral District Health Board since April 2019 and joined Totara House Clinic and Crest Hospital in August 2020. I am a member of Central North Island Head and Neck MDT, Central North Island Thyroid and Parathyroid MDT. I am also the founder of the second Sialendoscopy Unit in the country.
My multifaceted subspecialisation encompasses minimally invasive salivary procedures, robotic head and neck surgery (Intuitive Certified), complex thyroid and parathyroid disorders, sialendoscopy, benign and malignant head and neck ablative and reconstructive surgeries, facial reanimation, skin cancer surgery, laser and coblation procedures, advanced facial plastic, functional and aesthetic surgeries including septorhinoplasty, otoplasty for prominent ears, face lift, neck lift, blepharoplasty, cosmetic procedures, advanced endoscopic sinus surgery, endoscopic surgery for blocked tear ducts (DCR), sleep/OSA surgery, coblation procedures for tonsils, adenoids, allergic nose (turbinates) sleep surgery and endoscopic ear surgery. I routinely perform scarless endoscopic ear surgery and laser microsurgery for cancerous and non-cancerous throat conditions.
I hold professional memberships with the ENT, Head and Neck and Facial plastic societies in NZ, India, UK, Ireland, Canada and Australia. My professional membership and engagement also expands to Facial Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery India Trust, AAFPS, BAHNO, IOS, NZOHNS, AAO-HNS, ASOHNS, International Head and Neck Societies- IFHNOS and International Sialendoscopy Society (iSIAL).
My passion for ENT has helped me achieve 6 higher degrees, more than 20 national presentations (Ireland), more than 10 international presentations (worldwide), 1 thesis, 18 publications in high impact journals. I have attended more than 45 live courses and 26 conferences in last 8 years to keep up-to-date in all aspects of ENT subspecialities.
I enjoy teaching, training and sharing my experience with my juniors, peers and colleagues. I am passionate about being a student of life and continue to learn and bring excellence in patient care and service delivery to all our patients.
My hobbies include photography, cooking, updating my 600-book library, and spending time with wife and kids.
Looking forward to help you and your family members/friends in all possible ways.