Associate Professor Eng Ooi

Academic Status

College of Medicine and Public Health

Research expertise

His research interests focus on development of biomarkers for head and neck cancer detection and surveillance, quality of life and patient reported outcome measures with surgery, reducing the morbidity of dysphagia, and improving surgical outcomes through training and simulation.

Research expertise

His research interests focus on development of biomarkers for head and neck cancer detection and surveillance, quality of life and patient reported outcome measures with surgery, reducing the morbidity of dysphagia, and improving surgical outcomes through training and simulation.

+61 8 82047525
place Flinders Medical Centre
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Eng Ooi is the Head of the Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Unit at Flinders Medical Centre and Associate Professor at Flinders University. He is the director of the Flinders Rhinology Fellowship program.

Assoc. Professor Ooi is a surgeon scientist who completed surgical training in South Australia with an FRACS and a PhD for his thesis on innate immunity pathogenesis in chronic rhinosinusitis. He undertook an advanced Rhinology, Skull Base, Head and Neck Oncology fellowship in Toronto with Professor Ian Witterick in 2009-10. His clinical practice covers Rhinology, Skull Base, Head and Neck Oncology and OSA surgery.

He leads the Flinders ENT research program group collaborating with multiple specialties, and scientists. He currently has 49 journal publications, 2 book chapters, and received $2.6 million in grants as chief or associate investigator. He currently is an editorial board member for 3 scientific journals and invited peer reviewer for 8 journals

Assoc. Professor Ooi is actively involved in surgical training as the current Chair for the Regional Training Committee for Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, RACS Speciality Specific Exam Physiology Committee, Convener for the ENT coblation skills workshop and 25th Robert Guerin Memorial Annual Trainees Meeting, and on faculty for Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Head and Neck Surgical Dissecting and Adelaide Tracheostomy courses.

Qualifications

FRACS (Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery)

PhD for a thesis titled "Cathelicidins and surfactant proteins in chronic rhinosinusitis: A clinical and experimental study"

MBBS

Honours, awards and grants

Marjorie Hooper scholarship, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Mark Jolly Travelling Fellowship

Grant Bates Award, SA Head and Neck Society

RP Jepson Medal, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Key responsibilities

Head of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Flinders Medical Centre

Member of Board of Training, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

SA Chair, Regional Training Subcommittee for Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Research expertise
Immunology
Oncology and carcinogenesis
Sleep and Respiratory Medicine
Speech pathology
Research interests

Blood and breath biomarkers in head and neck cancers

Multi-level airway surgery in patients with OSA who have failed medical management

Quality of life outcomes in revision endoscopic sinus surgery

Pharyngeal augmentation for dysphagia

Parental perception of a child's quality of life after tonsillectomy

Long term outcomes and complications of upper airway surgery for OSA

Prophylatic versus reactive gastrostomy outcomes for head and neck cancer patients undergoing chemo-radiotherapy

Voice and cost outcomes of injection laryngoplasty in an Australian public hospital system

Post intubation laryngeal dysfunction

Use of smartphones in ENT to facilitate teaching and training

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Eng_Ooi3

Supervisory interests
Airway and voice disorders
Cancer, head and neck
Chronic ear disease
Obstructive sleep apnea
Rhinitis
Sinusitis
Surgical simulation
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: PhD (2), Master of Surgery (-1)
Associate supervisor: Master of Science (1), Master of Clinical Rehabilitation by Research (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Dhinashini Chandran

Master of Surgery - JUL 2017

Stephen Kao

Master of Clinical Science - OCT 2015

Publications
Expert for media contact
Cancer
Medical research
Rhinitis
Surgery
Cancer
Rhinology
Snoring and Sleep Apnoea
Available for contact via
+61 8 82047525
Or contact the media team
+61 8 82012092
0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Cancer
  • Medical research
  • Rhinitis
  • Surgery
Interests
  • Cancer
  • Rhinology
  • Snoring and Sleep Apnoea
Further information

Consulting at Adelaide ENT Surgery www.adelaideentsurgery.com.au

Consulting at Flinders Medical Centre, Clinic C

ENT Office level 5 next to ward 5G, room118.4 5B, Flinders Medical Centre

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