Dr Narinder Singh

MBBS (Syd), MS (Syd), FRACS
Clinical Lecturer
ENT, Westmead Clinical School

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Biographical details

Dr Singh is a University of Sydney Clinical Lecturer and Head of the ENT Dept at Westmead Hospital, Australia's largest healthcare campus. He specialises solely in Rhinology (nose and sinus surgery), Rhinoplasty (functional and cosmetic), Anterior Skull Base surgery and surgery for Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. Dr Singh has published extensively and is on the editorial board and a reviewer for several prominent International ENT Journals. He is a regular invited guest and keynote speaker at International Rhinology scientific meetings.Dr Singh has had a career-long association with the University of Sydney. The University was the location for his undergraduate degree (MBBS), his postgraduate training was in University of Sydney Teaching Hospitals (Including RPA, Westmead, & Concord). He undertook a Master of Surgery Research Degree through the University of Sydney via the labs at King's College, London. His research was funded by 3 separate grants from the The Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Foundation and The University of Sydney (The John B Moore Memorial Scholarship and The Vernon Barling Memorial Fellowship). Dr Singh undertook a fully-funded 3 year research/ clinical fellowship in Rhinology, Rhinoplasty and Anterior Skull-base surgery at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and King's College, London, UK.

Research interests

-Rhinology (Nose & Sinus disorders) -Endoscopic sinus surgery (Complex, extended & Revision) -Rhinoplasty (Functional & Cosmetic, Primary and Revision) -Anterior Skull Base Surgery (Skull-base/ sino-nasal/ pituitary tumours, CSF rhinorrhoea) -Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Surgery -"Allergen Specific Cytokine Responses in Cells Derived From Human Nasal Polyps" (Subject of research masters thesis)

Teaching and supervision

Dr Singh is a Sydney University Clinical Lecturer in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, subspecialising in rhinology (nose and sinus surgery), rhinoplasty (functional and cosmetic), anterior skull base surgery and surgery for snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea. He teaches University of Sydney and visiting International students, NSW RACS Otolaryngology Fellowship trainees and visiting International Fellows through Lectures, SCORPIOs, Radiology, Pathology and Case study meetings, along with clinical attachments and supervised surgical training. Dr Singh collaborated in the creation of the new University ENT curriculum and has been a lecturer and instructor for International endoscopic sinus surgery, rhinoplasty and dissection courses.

International links

United Kingdom

(Guys & St Thomas Hospitals Foundation Trust, London) Clinical/ Research Fellow (Rhinology, Rhinoplasty, Anterior Skull Base Surgery)

United Kingdom

(Kings College, London) Research Fellow, Randall Division of Cell & Molecular Biophysics

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Singh, N., Roberts, D. (2014). An Inexpensive Blue Filter for Fluorescein-Assisted Repair of Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea. The Laryngoscope, 124(5), 1103-1105. [More Information]
  • Singh, N., Walker, R., Cowan, F., Davidson, A., Roberts, D. (2014). Retrograde Air Escape via the Nasolacrimal System: A Previously Unrecognized Complication of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in the Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, 123(5), 321-324. [More Information]
  • Faith, A., Singh, N., Farooque, S., Dimeloe, S., Richards, D., Lu, H., Roberts, D., Chevretton, E., Lee, T., Corrigan, C., et al (2012). T cells producing the anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 regulate allergen-specific Th2 responses in human airways. Allergy, 67(8), 1007-1013. [More Information]
  • Faith, A., Singh, N., Chevretton, E., Roberts, D., Lee, T., Corrigan, C., Hawrylowicz, C. (2009). Counter regulation of the high affinity IgE receptor, FcepsilonRI, on human airway dendritic cells by IL-4 and IL-10. Allergy, 64(11), 1602-1607. [More Information]
  • Singh, N., Rizk, J. (2008). Oesophageal perforation following ingestion of over-the-counter ibuprofen capsules. The Journal of Laryngology & Otology, 122(8), 864-866. [More Information]
  • Singh, N., Fung, A., Cole, I. (2007). Innominate artery hemorrhage following tracheostomy. Otolaryngology, 136(4S), S68-S72. [More Information]

2014

  • Singh, N., Roberts, D. (2014). An Inexpensive Blue Filter for Fluorescein-Assisted Repair of Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea. The Laryngoscope, 124(5), 1103-1105. [More Information]
  • Singh, N., Walker, R., Cowan, F., Davidson, A., Roberts, D. (2014). Retrograde Air Escape via the Nasolacrimal System: A Previously Unrecognized Complication of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in the Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, 123(5), 321-324. [More Information]

2012

  • Faith, A., Singh, N., Farooque, S., Dimeloe, S., Richards, D., Lu, H., Roberts, D., Chevretton, E., Lee, T., Corrigan, C., et al (2012). T cells producing the anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 regulate allergen-specific Th2 responses in human airways. Allergy, 67(8), 1007-1013. [More Information]

2009

  • Faith, A., Singh, N., Chevretton, E., Roberts, D., Lee, T., Corrigan, C., Hawrylowicz, C. (2009). Counter regulation of the high affinity IgE receptor, FcepsilonRI, on human airway dendritic cells by IL-4 and IL-10. Allergy, 64(11), 1602-1607. [More Information]

2008

  • Singh, N., Rizk, J. (2008). Oesophageal perforation following ingestion of over-the-counter ibuprofen capsules. The Journal of Laryngology & Otology, 122(8), 864-866. [More Information]

2007

  • Singh, N., Fung, A., Cole, I. (2007). Innominate artery hemorrhage following tracheostomy. Otolaryngology, 136(4S), S68-S72. [More Information]

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