Dr Faruque Riffat

Clinical Senior Lecturer
Surgery, Westmead Clinical School


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Biographical details

Faruque is a staff specialist ENT/Head and Neck Surgeon with an interest and post-FRACS fellowship training in head and neck oncological, thyroid/parathyroid and adult airway open/endoscopic laser surgery.

He joined the Westmead ENT/Head Neck team in October 2012 after a period as a consultant in the head and neck team in Cambridge University Hospitals and is also the consultant in charge of the Westmead Tracheostomy Liaison Service.

Following the completion of his HSC as Dux of North Sydney Boys High School, Faruque commenced his medical degree at UNSW graduating in 2002 with MBBS (Hons 1), obtaining prizes in anatomy and microbiology. His entire JMO training was at Westmead Hospital and he finished basic surgical training in 2005 after obtaining the prize for the highest score for the FRACS part 1 in Australia/NZ.

After a series of rotations in the NSW otolaryngology training scheme, including a senior registrar year at Westmead, he was awarded the FRACS (Oto) in 2010. He then embarked on fellowship training to London and Cambridge focusing on adult airway surgery, oncological surgery and thryoid/parathyroid surgery.

He has an active interest in teaching and research in ENT/Head and Neck, having completed a masters in surgical education and has been involved in over 30 peer reviewed publications and abstracts.

In his new role, Faruque hopes to make an ongoing active contribution to the Westmead medical faculty, the surgical department and the head and neck cancer centre.

Research interests

Head and Neck Cancer

Thyroid Parathyroid Surgery

Larynx Laser Surgery

Sinus Surgery

Teaching and supervision

Group Tutorials

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Wang, A., Wang, J., Levin, B., Alam, M., Palme, C., Riffat, F. (2014). Parapharyngeal pleomorphic adenoma as a cause of severe obstructive sleep apnoea. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 84(11), 883-884. [More Information]
  • Alam, M., Dwivedi, R., Riffat, F., Scoffings, D., Moffat, D., Jani, P. (2013). A Unique Case of Pneumatised Styloid Process with Cholesteatoma. Case Reports in Otolaryngology, 2013, 1-3. [More Information]
  • Buchanan, M., Riffat, F., Mahrous, A., Fish, B., Jani, P. (2013). Endoscopic or external approach revision surgery for pharyngeal pouch following primary endoscopic stapling: which is the favoured approach? European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 270(5), 1707-1710. [More Information]
  • Riffat, F., Forer, M., Wignall, A., Veivers, D., Patel, N. (2013). Intracranial and internal jugular vein thrombosis secondary to ENT infections: A report of 3 cases. Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, 92(10-11), E25-E28. [More Information]
  • Riffat, F., Del Pero, M., Fish, B., Jani, P. (2013). Radiologically predicting when a sternotomy may be required in the management of retrosternal goiters. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, 122(1), 15-19. [More Information]
  • Smith, M., Riffat, F., Jani, P. (2013). The surgical anatomy and clinical relevance of the neglected right lymphatic duct: review. The Journal of Laryngology & Otology, 127(2), 128-133. [More Information]
  • Al-lami, A., Riffat, F., Alamgir, F., Dwivedi, R., Berman, L., Fish, B., Jani, P. (2013). Utility of an intraoperative ultrasound in lateral approach mini-parathyroidectomy with discordant pre-operative imaging. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 270(6), 1903-1908. [More Information]
  • Riffat, F., Buchanan, M., Mahrous, A., Fish, B., Jani, P. (2012). Oncological safety of the Hayes-Martin manoeuvre in neck dissections for node-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. The Journal of Laryngology & Otology, 126(10), 1045-1048. [More Information]
  • Riffat, F., Mahrous, A., Buchanan, M., Fish, B., Jani, P. (2012). Safety of extracapsular dissection in benign superficial parotid lesions. Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery, 11(4), 407-410. [More Information]
  • Riffat, F., Jefferson, N., Bari, N., McGuinness, J. (2011). Acute supraglottitis in adults. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, 120(5), 296-299. [More Information]
  • Jefferson, N., Riffat, F., McGuinness, J., Johnstone, C. (2011). The laryngeal mask airway and otorhinolaryngology head and neck surgery. The Laryngoscope, 121(8), 1620-1626. [More Information]
  • Riffat, F., Cheng, A. (2009). Pediatric caustic ingestion: 50 consecutive cases and a review of the literature. Diseases of the Esophagus, 22(1), 89-94. [More Information]
  • Riffat, F., Walker, P. (2009). Prevalence of tonsillar Actinomyces in children undergoing tonsillectomy for sleep disordered breathing compared with recurrent tonsillitis. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 73(8), 1111-1113. [More Information]

2014

  • Wang, A., Wang, J., Levin, B., Alam, M., Palme, C., Riffat, F. (2014). Parapharyngeal pleomorphic adenoma as a cause of severe obstructive sleep apnoea. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 84(11), 883-884. [More Information]

2013

  • Alam, M., Dwivedi, R., Riffat, F., Scoffings, D., Moffat, D., Jani, P. (2013). A Unique Case of Pneumatised Styloid Process with Cholesteatoma. Case Reports in Otolaryngology, 2013, 1-3. [More Information]
  • Buchanan, M., Riffat, F., Mahrous, A., Fish, B., Jani, P. (2013). Endoscopic or external approach revision surgery for pharyngeal pouch following primary endoscopic stapling: which is the favoured approach? European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 270(5), 1707-1710. [More Information]
  • Riffat, F., Forer, M., Wignall, A., Veivers, D., Patel, N. (2013). Intracranial and internal jugular vein thrombosis secondary to ENT infections: A report of 3 cases. Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, 92(10-11), E25-E28. [More Information]
  • Riffat, F., Del Pero, M., Fish, B., Jani, P. (2013). Radiologically predicting when a sternotomy may be required in the management of retrosternal goiters. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, 122(1), 15-19. [More Information]
  • Smith, M., Riffat, F., Jani, P. (2013). The surgical anatomy and clinical relevance of the neglected right lymphatic duct: review. The Journal of Laryngology & Otology, 127(2), 128-133. [More Information]
  • Al-lami, A., Riffat, F., Alamgir, F., Dwivedi, R., Berman, L., Fish, B., Jani, P. (2013). Utility of an intraoperative ultrasound in lateral approach mini-parathyroidectomy with discordant pre-operative imaging. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 270(6), 1903-1908. [More Information]

2012

  • Riffat, F., Buchanan, M., Mahrous, A., Fish, B., Jani, P. (2012). Oncological safety of the Hayes-Martin manoeuvre in neck dissections for node-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. The Journal of Laryngology & Otology, 126(10), 1045-1048. [More Information]
  • Riffat, F., Mahrous, A., Buchanan, M., Fish, B., Jani, P. (2012). Safety of extracapsular dissection in benign superficial parotid lesions. Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery, 11(4), 407-410. [More Information]

2011

  • Riffat, F., Jefferson, N., Bari, N., McGuinness, J. (2011). Acute supraglottitis in adults. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, 120(5), 296-299. [More Information]
  • Jefferson, N., Riffat, F., McGuinness, J., Johnstone, C. (2011). The laryngeal mask airway and otorhinolaryngology head and neck surgery. The Laryngoscope, 121(8), 1620-1626. [More Information]

2009

  • Riffat, F., Cheng, A. (2009). Pediatric caustic ingestion: 50 consecutive cases and a review of the literature. Diseases of the Esophagus, 22(1), 89-94. [More Information]
  • Riffat, F., Walker, P. (2009). Prevalence of tonsillar Actinomyces in children undergoing tonsillectomy for sleep disordered breathing compared with recurrent tonsillitis. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 73(8), 1111-1113. [More Information]

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