Dr Nirmal Patel

Clinical Associate ProfessorDivision of Otolaryngology Head and Neck SurgeryDepartment of Surgery Northern Clinical School

Telephone 02 8882 9477
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Biographical details

Nirmal grew up in Newcastle and moved to Sydney for Medical School. He graduated from medical school with honours from the University of Sydney and completed his ENT Training in 2002 graduating from the New South Wales ENT Training programme. Nirmal then completed a higher degree in surgery (a Master of Surgery) with training at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and New York University, USA under the guidance of Professor Anil Lalwani. His Master of Surgery Thesis was undertaken in Gene and Stem Cell Therapy of the Inner Ear. Following this period Nirmal undertook his second post training sub-speciality period with Professor Clough Shelton (the President-Elect of the American Neuro-otology Society) learning advanced ear surgery at the University of Utah, USA.

Nirmal is Australian Board Member of the International Working Group of Endoscopic Ear Surgery, which seeks to advance the technique of minimally invasive ear surgery around the world.

Nirmal has presented at 62 National or international meetings, written over 50 journal articles and written two book chapters in major ENT Text books.

Research interests

Endoscopic Ear Surgery and cholesteatoma

Indigenous Ear Disease

Hearing preservation techniques in Cochlear Implantation. (In conjunction with the Kolling Foundation and Cochlear Corporation).

Radiology of the temporal bone.

Teaching and supervision

Ear, otology

Current projects

Current Management of Small Vestibular Schwannoma - A Systematic Review

Cavada M, Jufas N and Patel NP

Transcanal Infrapromontorial Approach for IAC Surgery and Simultaneous Cochlear Implantation

Rubini A, Bianconi L, Patel NP, Marchioni D

Endoscopic Management of Marginal Perforations and Enplaque (Mural ) Cholesteatoma - Short term results

Rao A,, Saxby A, Kong J, Jufas N, Patel N

Endoscopic Management of Retrotympanic Cholesteatoma - Short Term Results

Rao A,, Saxby A, Kong J, Jufas N, Patel N

Endoscopic Management of Pediatric Cholesteatoma - Short Term Results

Ma A, Rao A,, Saxby A, Kong J, Jufas N, Patel N

A New Quality of Life Instrument for Endoscopic Ear Surgery

Reddy R, Mohammadi A., Jufas N. And Patel Nirmal.

Endoscopic Ear Surgery Teaching Core Competency: A Structured Curriculum

Patel Nirmal, Saxby A, Kong J & Jufas N

Endoscopic Analysis Stapedius and Facial Nerve: Surgical Implications

Rubini A, Marchioni D, Saxby A; Jufas N & Patel N

Endoscopic Tympanoplasty - A Systematic Review and Metanalysis

Wong E, Saxby A, Kong J, Patel N, Jufas N

Endoscopic Management of Congenital Cholesteatoma: A Systematic Review and Metanalysis

Oh L, Saxby A, Kong J, Jufas N, Patel N

Endoscopic Management of Advanced Congenital Cholesteatoma

Ma A, Oh L, Saxby A, Kong J, Jufas N, Patel N

Endoscopic Transcanal Stapedotomy: A Systematic Review and Metanalysis

Hoskison E, Harrop E , Kong J, Jufas N, Patel N, Saxby A,

Endoscopic Transcanal Stapedotomy: Risk Analysis

Casey , Kong J, Jufas N, Patel N, Saxby A

Associations

University of Melbourne, Micro CT of the Otic Capsule and Inner Ear, Professor Stephen O'Leary

Awards and honours

Kolling Foundation Hearing Research Grant, $2011; $150000

Rodney William Garnett Passe Grant-in-Aid, 2011; $45,000

Kolling Foundation Hearing Research Grant, 2009; $150, 000

American Hearing Research Foundation Grant,USA, 2005; $20,000

National Organization for Hearing Research Grant, USA, 2004;$30,000

AAOHNS International Scholar Travel Grant, USA, 2003;$2,000

Rodney Williams Garnett Passe Research Scholarship, 2003-2004; $100,000

St. Vincent’s Clinic Annual Research Scholarship Foundation 2002; $20000

International links

United States

(University of Utah) Clinical Fellow Otology Neurotology Skull Base Surgery

United States

(University of UtahNew York University) Clinical FellowPost Doctoral Research Fellow

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Bazzi, K., Wong, E., Jufas, N., Patel, N. (2019). Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in the detection of residual and recurrent cholesteatoma in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 118, 90-96. [More Information]
  • Cavada, M., Patel, N. (2019). Isolated Traumatic Fracture of the Malleus Handle Causing Hearing Fluctuation. Otology & Neurotology, 40(3), e244-e247. [More Information]
  • Patel, N., Mohammadi, A., Jufas, N. (2018). Direct cost comparison of totally endoscopic versus open ear surgery. Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 132(2), 122-128. [More Information]
  • Wuesthoff, C., Allende, A., Patel, N. (2018). IgG4 disease of the ear: Report and review. Sage Open Medical Case Reports, 6, 1-5. [More Information]
  • Ryan, P., Treble, A., Patel, N., Jufas, N. (2018). Prevention of Otic Barotrauma in aviation: A systematic review. Otology & Neurotology, 39(5), 539-549. [More Information]
  • Ryan, P., Treble, A., Patel, N., Jufas, N. (2018). Response To Comment On: "Prevention Of Otic Barotrauma In Aviation: A Systematic Review". Otology & Neurotology, 39(10), 1339. [More Information]
  • Jufas, N., Rubini, A., Soloperto, D., Alnoury, M., Tarabichi, M., Marchioni, D., Patel, N. (2018). The protympanum, protiniculum and subtensor recess: an endoscopic morphological anatomy study. Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 132(6), 489-492. [More Information]
  • Mohammadi, A., Jufas, N., Sale, P., Lee, K., Patel, N., O'Leary, S. (2017). Micro-CT analysis of the anatomical characteristics of the stapedial annular ligament. Anatomical Science International, 92(2), 262-266. [More Information]
  • Jufas, N., Marchioni, D., Tarabichi, M., Patel, N. (2016). Endoscopic Anatomy of the Protympanum. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, 49(5), 1107-1119. [More Information]
  • Jufas, N., Treble, A., Newey, A., Patel, N. (2016). Endoscopically guided transtympanic balloon catheter dilatation of the eustachian tube: A cadaveric pilot study. Otology & Neurotology, 37(4), 350-355. [More Information]
  • Marchioni, D., Soloperto, D., Colleselli, E., Tatti, M., Patel, N., Jufas, N. (2016). Round window chamber and fustis: endoscopic anatomy and surgical implications. Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, 38(9), 1013-1019. [More Information]
  • Tarabichi, M., Poe, D., Nogueira, J., Alicandri-Ciufelli, M., Badr-El-Dine, M., Cohen, M., Dean, M., Isaacson, B., Jufas, N., Patel, N., et al (2016). The Eustachian Tube Redefined. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, 49(5), xvii-xx. [More Information]
  • Jufas, N., Patel, N. (2016). Transtympanic balloon dilatation of the eustachian tube: Systematic review. Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 130(5), 425-430. [More Information]
  • Nalavenkata, S., Meller, C., Novakovic, D., Forer, M., Patel, N. (2015). Sphenopalatine foramen: endoscopic approach with bony landmarks. Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 129(Suppl3), S47-S52. [More Information]
  • Lee, J., Sale, P., Patel, N. (2015). X-ray microtomography study of otic capsule deficiencies: three-dimensional modelling of the fissula ante fenestram. Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 129(9), 840-851. [More Information]
  • Nalavenkata, S., Meller, C., Forer, M., Patel, N. (2013). Dermoid cysts of the Eustachian tube: a transnasal excision. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 77(4), 588-593. [More Information]
  • Nalavenkata, S., Meller, C., Forer, M., Patel, N. (2013). Dermoid cysts of the eustachian tube: clarificiation of histopathology. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 77(9), 1624-1624. [More Information]
  • Novakovic, D., Meller, C., Makeham, J., Brazier, D., Forer, M., Patel, N. (2011). Computed Tomographic Analysis of Outer Calvarial Thickness for Osseointegrated Bone-Anchored Hearing System Insertion. Otology & Neurotology, 32(3), 448-452. [More Information]
  • Patel, N. (2011). Ear exostosis. Australian Doctor, 18, 39-40.
  • Sale, P., Patel, N. (2011). Hearing loss in the ageing patient. Australian Doctor, 15th Apr, 27-32.
  • Sale, P., Patel, N. (2011). Update on cholesteatoma. Australian Doctor, 20, 39-42.
  • Patel, N., Shelton, C. (2007). The Surgical Learning Curve in Aural Atresia Surgery. The Laryngoscope, 117(1), 67-73. [More Information]
  • Hamilton, B., Salzman, K., Patel, N., Wiggins, R., Macdonald, A., Shelton, C., Wallace, R., Cure, J., Harnsberger, H. (2006). Imaging and clinical characteristics of temporal bone meningioma. American Journal Of Neuroradiology, 27(10), 2204-2209. [More Information]
  • Patel, N., Shelton, C., Wiggins, R. (2006). The Radiologic Diagnosis of Endolymphatic Sac Tumors. The Laryngoscope, 116(1), 40-46. [More Information]

2019

  • Bazzi, K., Wong, E., Jufas, N., Patel, N. (2019). Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in the detection of residual and recurrent cholesteatoma in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 118, 90-96. [More Information]
  • Cavada, M., Patel, N. (2019). Isolated Traumatic Fracture of the Malleus Handle Causing Hearing Fluctuation. Otology & Neurotology, 40(3), e244-e247. [More Information]

2018

  • Patel, N., Mohammadi, A., Jufas, N. (2018). Direct cost comparison of totally endoscopic versus open ear surgery. Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 132(2), 122-128. [More Information]
  • Wuesthoff, C., Allende, A., Patel, N. (2018). IgG4 disease of the ear: Report and review. Sage Open Medical Case Reports, 6, 1-5. [More Information]
  • Ryan, P., Treble, A., Patel, N., Jufas, N. (2018). Prevention of Otic Barotrauma in aviation: A systematic review. Otology & Neurotology, 39(5), 539-549. [More Information]
  • Ryan, P., Treble, A., Patel, N., Jufas, N. (2018). Response To Comment On: "Prevention Of Otic Barotrauma In Aviation: A Systematic Review". Otology & Neurotology, 39(10), 1339. [More Information]
  • Jufas, N., Rubini, A., Soloperto, D., Alnoury, M., Tarabichi, M., Marchioni, D., Patel, N. (2018). The protympanum, protiniculum and subtensor recess: an endoscopic morphological anatomy study. Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 132(6), 489-492. [More Information]

2017

  • Mohammadi, A., Jufas, N., Sale, P., Lee, K., Patel, N., O'Leary, S. (2017). Micro-CT analysis of the anatomical characteristics of the stapedial annular ligament. Anatomical Science International, 92(2), 262-266. [More Information]

2016

  • Jufas, N., Marchioni, D., Tarabichi, M., Patel, N. (2016). Endoscopic Anatomy of the Protympanum. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, 49(5), 1107-1119. [More Information]
  • Jufas, N., Treble, A., Newey, A., Patel, N. (2016). Endoscopically guided transtympanic balloon catheter dilatation of the eustachian tube: A cadaveric pilot study. Otology & Neurotology, 37(4), 350-355. [More Information]
  • Marchioni, D., Soloperto, D., Colleselli, E., Tatti, M., Patel, N., Jufas, N. (2016). Round window chamber and fustis: endoscopic anatomy and surgical implications. Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, 38(9), 1013-1019. [More Information]
  • Tarabichi, M., Poe, D., Nogueira, J., Alicandri-Ciufelli, M., Badr-El-Dine, M., Cohen, M., Dean, M., Isaacson, B., Jufas, N., Patel, N., et al (2016). The Eustachian Tube Redefined. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, 49(5), xvii-xx. [More Information]
  • Jufas, N., Patel, N. (2016). Transtympanic balloon dilatation of the eustachian tube: Systematic review. Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 130(5), 425-430. [More Information]

2015

  • Nalavenkata, S., Meller, C., Novakovic, D., Forer, M., Patel, N. (2015). Sphenopalatine foramen: endoscopic approach with bony landmarks. Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 129(Suppl3), S47-S52. [More Information]
  • Lee, J., Sale, P., Patel, N. (2015). X-ray microtomography study of otic capsule deficiencies: three-dimensional modelling of the fissula ante fenestram. Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 129(9), 840-851. [More Information]

2013

  • Nalavenkata, S., Meller, C., Forer, M., Patel, N. (2013). Dermoid cysts of the Eustachian tube: a transnasal excision. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 77(4), 588-593. [More Information]
  • Nalavenkata, S., Meller, C., Forer, M., Patel, N. (2013). Dermoid cysts of the eustachian tube: clarificiation of histopathology. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 77(9), 1624-1624. [More Information]

2011

  • Novakovic, D., Meller, C., Makeham, J., Brazier, D., Forer, M., Patel, N. (2011). Computed Tomographic Analysis of Outer Calvarial Thickness for Osseointegrated Bone-Anchored Hearing System Insertion. Otology & Neurotology, 32(3), 448-452. [More Information]
  • Patel, N. (2011). Ear exostosis. Australian Doctor, 18, 39-40.
  • Sale, P., Patel, N. (2011). Hearing loss in the ageing patient. Australian Doctor, 15th Apr, 27-32.
  • Sale, P., Patel, N. (2011). Update on cholesteatoma. Australian Doctor, 20, 39-42.

2007

  • Patel, N., Shelton, C. (2007). The Surgical Learning Curve in Aural Atresia Surgery. The Laryngoscope, 117(1), 67-73. [More Information]

2006

  • Hamilton, B., Salzman, K., Patel, N., Wiggins, R., Macdonald, A., Shelton, C., Wallace, R., Cure, J., Harnsberger, H. (2006). Imaging and clinical characteristics of temporal bone meningioma. American Journal Of Neuroradiology, 27(10), 2204-2209. [More Information]
  • Patel, N., Shelton, C., Wiggins, R. (2006). The Radiologic Diagnosis of Endolymphatic Sac Tumors. The Laryngoscope, 116(1), 40-46. [More Information]

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