Eng Ooi, MBBS, PhD, FRACS

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University
Head of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Flinders Medical Centre
South Australia, Australia

Eng Ooi is Associate Professor at Flinders University and holds the positions of Head of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Flinders Medical Centre, SA Chair of training and a RACS Board member of OHNS. Eng is a surgeon scientist who completed surgical training in South Australia with FRACS and a PhD for his thesis on innate immunity pathogenesis in chronic rhinosinusitis. He undertook an advanced Rhinology, Skull Base, Head and Neck fellowship in Toronto with Professor Ian Witterick in 2009-10. His clinical practice is Rhinology, Skull Base, Head and Neck Oncology and OSA surgery. He leads the Flinders ENT research group collaborating with multiple specialties and scientists. His current translational research interests from bench to bedside are the development of breath and blood HNSCC biomarkers for early detection and cancer surveillance; Long-term Quality of Life outcomes for endoscopic sinus, OSA surgery, and novel use of BiZact; understanding the pathophysiology and development of novel therapies for dysphagia; safety and efficacy of THRIVE in upper airway surgery. He currently has 49 peer-reviewed publications, 2 book chapters and is CI or AI for $2.6 million in funded grants. He is an invited reviewer for 7 journals in science and surgery. He supervises PhD and Masters students and directs the Rhinology fellowship program at Flinders.

Terms of Appointment: Jan 2019 - Dec 2020