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 receiving 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, VOCALISE study on laryngeal dysfunction; 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 supervises PhD and Masters students and directs the Rhinology fellowship program at Flinders.
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