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 and Chair of the Head and Neck Cancer Multidisciplinary Team at Flinders Medical Centre
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 Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) surgery.
He leads the Flinders ENT research program group collaborating with multiple specialties, and scientists. He currently has 97 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 4 scientific journals and invited peer reviewer for 8 journals. He supervises PhD, Masters of Surgery and Honours students.
Assoc. Professor Ooi is actively involved in surgical training at Flinders Medical Centre and invited faculty for Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Head and Neck Surgical Dissecting and Adelaide Tracheostomy courses.
FRACS (Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery)
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
Head of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Flinders Medical Centre
Chair of the Head and Neck Cancer Multidisciplinary Team at Flinders Medical Centre
President of the Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Cancer Society
Director of Adelaide ENT Surgery, Flinders Private Hospital
Former SA Chair and member of Board of Training, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Master of Surgery - JUL 2017
Master of Clinical Science - OCT 2015
Master of Clinical Science - MAR 2020
Master of Surgery - MAR 2020
Master of Clinical Science - MAY 2020
MPhil - APR 2016
PhD - JUL 2019
Master of Surgery - JUL 2022
PhD - JAN 2021
PhD - FEB 2022
Masters of Clinical Science - JUN 2023
I have a strong interest in research, surgical education, training and improving the quality of teaching for medical students and doctors training to be surgeons, and mentoring people interested in a career in surgery and research. My other area of interest is raising community awareness about head and neck cancer.
Former RTS Chair for Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Training in SA, RACS Physiology committee, ENT speciality specific exam
Peer reviewer for multiple scientific journals https://publons.com/author/1180601/eng-h-ooi#profile
Free oral cancer screening for World Head and Neck Cancer awareness day provided at the FCIC.
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