SEES in Sydney and Verona

Sydney, is Australia’s largest city with a greater metropolitan population of over 5 million located on a vast natural harbour on the Eastern seaboard of Australia. The city is well known for its natural beauty, outdoor lifestyle and diverse population.

The SEES Otology Fellowship is a 12 month Fellowship combining clinical and research components.

The first 11 months are based in Sydney and the final month can be spent at the University of Verona, with Professor Daniele Marchioni observing Endoscopic Lateral Skull Base surgery.  The Fellow will be trained with the SEES Endoscopic Ear Surgery curriculum in a step wise manner.

Fellowship Objective: To train a surgeon to competency in general otology, neurotology and cochlear implantation work with a heavy focus on Endoscopic Ear surgery.

Location: Most of the operative experience is at North Shore Private and Macquarie University Hospitals. The Fellow is also expected to attend Public Hospital Otology lists and outpatients clinics at Royal North Shore Hospital every Monday.

Case Load: 30 – 40 otology cases per month.

Oncall commitments: Nil

Renumeration: Private assistant fees provide for an income between AUD $90 – 100,000

Research: The fellow is expected to be involved in the publication of at least 3 journal articles in their year of work.

Previous Fellows:

2021 Dr Benjamin Hunter

2020 Dr Horace Cheng – read about Horace’s experience.

2019 Dr Andrew Ma – read about Andrew’s experience.

2018 Dr Carolina Wuesthoff


Next available fellowship position: August 2024 

The Fellowship is funded via private assistance fees. For Non Australian Applicants, to apply for Australian registration to allow assistance fees to be billed the Fellow will need to meet the requirements on the right.


To apply or for more details email the Fellowship co-ordinator Dr Nirmal Patel below:

  • An Australian working visa that extends to being a medical practitioner.
  • Registration through AHPRA
  • Registration through Medicare Australia
  • Indemnity insurance
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