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Research Biography

Eng Ooi is the Head of the Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Unit at Flinders Medical Centre, Associate Professor at Flinders University and 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 64 journal publications, 2 book chapters, and received over $2 million in grants as chief or associate investigator. He currently is an editorial board member for 5 scientific journals and invited peer reviewer for 9 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 and on faculty for Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Head and Neck Surgical Dissecting and Adelaide Tracheostomy courses.

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

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Adelaide

Award Date: 17 Dec 2007

Doctor of Medicine, University of Adelaide

Award Date: 22 Apr 1998


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