Prof. Carsten PalmeHead and Neck Surgeon
Dr Palme is the Director of Head Neck Surgery and Head of Surgical Services at the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse Cancer Centre, NSW largest and busiest head and neck cancer unit.
Dr Palme is a founding member and director of Head and Neck Cancer Australia - formerly Beyond Five, Australia's first patient focused website dedicated to head and neck cancer.
Dr Palme completed post-training fellowships in the American Head and Neck Society Head and Neck Oncology Program, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada and in Laser Head and Neck Surgery, University of Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany. Dr Palme was fortunate to be trained by two of the international giants in the field of Head Neck Surgery, Professors Patrick Gullane ( Toronto, Canada ) and Wolfgang Steiner ( Goettingen, Germany )
Dr Palme is the inaugural recipient in 2009 of the Chris O’Brien Travelling Fellowship of the American Head and Neck Society. In 2010 Dr Palme was awarded the Coman Kennedy Laser Scholarship by the Australian and New Zealand Head Neck Society. The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons honoured Dr Palme in 2012 with an " Outstanding Achievement Award ".
Dr Palme is active in clinical research and has authored many peer reviewed publications, book chapters and books on head neck cancer and surgery. Dr Palme is a regular invited speaker at both national and international meetings. Dr Palme has a strong interest in training and education.
MB BS FRACS
Accredited at the Following Hospitals
Port Macquarie Base Hospital
Westmead Private Hospital
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Chris O'Brien Lifehouse Cancer Centre
Thyroid / Parathyroid Surgery / Salivary Gland Surgery / Head Neck Cancer
Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery
American Head Neck Society
Australian and New Zealand Head Neck Society
Australian Laryngological Society
Director, Head Neck Surgery, Chris OBrien Lifehouse
Head of Surgery, Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
Professor, Head of ENT, University of Sydney
Norwest Private Hospital
Suite G22, Norwest Medical Centre, 9 Norbrik Drive
Bella Vista, New South Wales 2153