Dr Nirmal Patel

Clinical Senior Lecturer
ENT, Northern Clinical School

Telephone 02 8882 9477
Fax 02 8824 8414

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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 a member and contributor to 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 48 National or international meetings, written 23 journal articles and written two book chapters in major ENT Text books.

Research interests

Endoscopic Ear Surgery and cholesteatoma

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

Radiology of the temporal bone. Audiological Implantation technologies including gene therapy and stem cell therapy of the inner ear.

Teaching and supervision

Ear, otology

Associations

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

International links

United States

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

United States

(University of Utah New York University) Clinical Fellow Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Selected publications

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Journals

  • 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]

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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