2020 Grant Recipient
The 2020 recipient of the Head and Neck Research Grant is Dr Ravjit Singh. He completed his medical school training at UNSW and went on to complete his internship and residency at Prince of Wales Hospital. Ravjit’s recent medical experience has included Ophthalmology as a senior resident at Westmead Eye Hospital and Plastics as a senior resident at Sydney and Prince of Wales Hospital. He is now pursuing his passion in ENT/Head and Neck Surgery.
Ravjit is a keen researcher and has a specific interest in Head and Neck Surgery, catalysed inspired by his exposure through the Prince of Wales Hospital ENT unit. This exposure has informed his research goals, namely, attempting to create a more harmonious link between biomedical engineering and clinical medicine. He is completing a masters degree through the biomedical unit at UNSW with the aim of developing new, in-office techniques to image patient’s larynxes.
Ravjit is also a passionate teacher and is involved as an associate lecturer through UNSW, where he teaches the medical student examination techniques required in ENT. He mentors junior medical officers and medical students interested in pursuing a career in ENT, supervising their research projects and assisting them in achieving their research goals.
2019 Grant Recipient
Dr Sideris assumes the role held in the past year by Dr Ravjit Singh, who will move onto the role of Unaccredited Registrar at Prince of Wales Hospital ENT department.
A passionate researcher and keen clinician, Anders’ interest in Ear Nose and Throat Head and Neck surgery spawned from experience assisting in Head and Neck cancer surgery as a medical student at the University of Newcastle and his experiences with the prestigious Prince of Wales Hospital Head and Neck MDT as a surgical resident.
Dr Sideris’ appointment follows his role as Surgical Senior Resident Medical Officer at Prince of Wales Hospital. His recent medical experiences include his involvement in Paediatric Otolaryngology and Paediatric Surgery (Sydney Children’s Hospital), Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vascular and Transplant Surgery and Acute General Surgery.
He has a keen interest in the nexus of surgery and biomedical engineering and has been working with the group to develop a novel drug delivery device for use in otorhinolaryngology as a part of a Masters Thesis with the UNSW Prince of Wales Clinical School.
In recent years, Dr Sideris has also been an Associate Lecturer (Academic and Conjoint Streams) at Prince of Wales Clinical School at the University of New South Wales at Randwick and Resident Medical Officer at Prince of Wales Hospital.