Dr Michael is an ear, nose and throat specialist.
He is one of the few surgeons in Australia that has passed specialist ear, nose and throat examinations in the United Kingdom and Australia to hold both the titles of Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
He has undertaken travelling fellowships in Europe with pre-eminent ENT surgeons in Germany and Switzerland as well as a rhinology fellowship in the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne. During these fellowships, Dr Michael undertook training in cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty together with advanced endoscopic sinus surgery techniques. With relation to these subspecialty areas, he is a specialist member of the Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and the Australia and New Zealand Rhinologic Society
Subsequently, Dr Michael has continued to work for a number of years in public appointments at both The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and Western Hospitals in Melbourne as a specialist in ear, nose and throat surgery. You can read about an article regarding Dr Michael's involvement in the care of a patient attending The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital with sinus issues by clicking here.
He practices privately through Cabrini Hospital, Malvern, The Epworth Hospital, Richmond, Melbourne and 46 Clyde Road, Berwick. In these centres, he sees all ear, nose and throat conditions and has particular interests in cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty, sinus/nose blockage and paediatric (children's) ENT conditions. If operations are required, Dr Michael performs these at the Epworth Hospital in Richmond and Cabrini Hospital in Malvern.
He feels that education and research are key foundations that enhance the field of medicine and help to maintain and improve clinical skills. With relation to the former, he has been awarded a Masters degree in Education, is a tutor to the University of Melbourne Medical School and is a member of the Academy of Surgical Educators which is a faculty within the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He has written and coordinated ENT guidelines published by the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and has been asked to review guidelines published by Better Health Victoria. He is also actively involved in research, has presented his research widely at international conferences, published research articles and is an Honorary Senior Fellow of the University of Melbourne.