Carsten Palme

  • Dr Carsten Palme is an Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgeon and Clinical Associate Professor in Surgery at the University of Sydney with 20 years of experience. Dr Palme is the Director of Head and Neck Surgery at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Sydney and the Head of ENT Surgery at Westmead Private Hospital. Dr Palme is a senior member of the Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre Head and Neck Service, Westmead and has clinical appointments at both Westmead and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals. After attending medical school at the University of Sydney Dr Palme completed four years of advanced training in Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery and obtained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2002. Dr Palme completed post-training fellowships in the American Head and Neck Oncology Program, University of Toronto, Canada and in Laser Surgery, University of Göttingen, Germany. Dr Palme is the inaugural recipient in 2009 of the Chris O’Brien Travelling Fellowship Award. In 2011 Dr Palme was awarded the Coman Kennedy Laser Scholarship. In 2012 the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons presented Dr Palme with a “ Certificate of Outstanding Services “. Dr Palme is active in both research and education and leads the head and neck fellowship program at Westmead Public Hospital. Dr Palme has convened and organised many national and international courses and conferences. Dr Palme has published widely in peer reviewed journals, written many book chapters and recently edited a book on skin cancer of the head neck. Dr Palme is a much sought after and regular invited speaker both at national and international meetings. Dr Palme has particular interest and expertise in thyroid and parathyroid surgery, salivary gland disorders and tumors, advanced skin cancer and all aspects of head and neck cancer. Dr Palme is particularly well known for his extensive experience in minimally invasive head neck surgery and practices both transoral laser and robotic surgery. Dr Palme is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a member of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, the Australian and New Zealand Society of Head and Neck Surgery, the American Head and Neck Surgery Society and the Laryngological Society of Australia.


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