Tim did his undergraduate medical degree from Grooteschuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa in 1993. His specialist training in ENT Surgery was on the East of England rotation in the UK. This was based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital (Cambridge University Hospital). He received excellent training in all aspects of adult and paediatric surgery on the rotation. There was a strong emphasis on Otology (ear surgery) at both Addenbrooke’s Hospital (Mr Axon, Gray and Moffat) and Ipswich Hospital ( Mr Yung). 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, at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in 2006/7.
For the next seven years, he worked as a Consultant ENT Surgeon with a special interest in otology and balance disorders at Dorset County Hospital, in Dorchester, England.
Tim moved to Melbourne in August 2013 to enjoy the sunshine! He currently works as an ENT Surgeon at Western Health and Northpark Private Hospital.
Tim lives in Melbourne with his wife and children. He enjoys being a father and is an avid sports fan.
Tim provides a comprehensive general paediatric and adult ENT service. He also performs surgery for the removal of skin lesions of the face, ears and neck, with local skin flap repairs if required. Over time, he developed special interests in ENT Surgery.
He has developed a special interest in adult and paediatric ear surgery (Otology), particularly in mastoid revision and reconstruction surgery and hearing restoration.
At present Tim is one of very few surgeons offering surgery to obliterate troublesome mastoid cavities and rebuild the ear canal. He does this using a prosthetic material (BonAlive granules).
Tim also performs cholesteatoma surgery and Ossiculoplasy surgery, reconstructing the hearing mechanism using Titanium implants. He performs Stapedectomy surgery for Otosclerosis.
Other areas of interest include:
He 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.
Tim has published a further 17 Peer reviewed articles and 11 abstracts.
He has also 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 in the NorthWest Academic Centre at Western Health and post graduate ENT Registrars on the Victoria training rotation.