Professor Carsten Palme


Dr Carsten Palme is an Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgeon and Clinical Professor in Surgery at the University of Sydney with 20 years of experience. Dr Palme is the Director of Head and Neck Surgery and Head of Surgical Services at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Sydney. Dr Palme is a senior member of the ENT Department Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Dr Palme is the joint Head of Discipline Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery at the University of Sydney.

Dr Palme completed four years of advanced training and obtained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2002. Dr Palme completed fellowships in the American Head and Neck Oncology Program, University of Toronto, Canada and in Laser Surgery, University of Göttingen, Germany. Dr Palme is the inaugural recipient in 2009 of the Chris O’Brien Travelling Fellowship Award. In 2011 Dr Palme was awarded the Coman Kennedy Laser Scholarship. In 2012 the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons presented Dr Palme with a “ Certificate of Outstanding Services “.

Dr Palme is active in research and education and leads the head and neck fellowship program at Westmead Public Hospital. Dr Palme has published widely and recently edited a book on skin cancer of the head neck. Dr Palme is a regular invited speaker both at national and international meetings.

Dr Palme has special interest and expertise in thyroid and parathyroid surgery, salivary gland disorders and tumors, advanced skin cancer and all aspects of head and neck cancer. Dr Palme is particularly well known for his extensive experience in minimally invasive head neck surgery and practices both transoral laser and robotic surgery.

Dr Palme is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a member of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, the Australian and New Zealand Society of Head and Neck Surgery, the American Head and Neck Surgery Society and the Laryngological Society of Australia.

Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Areas of Practice
  • Children
  • Research
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Laryngology
  • Rhinology
Professional Associations
  • Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
  • Australian and New Zealand Head & Neck Cancer Society
  • American Head & Neck Society
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Consulting Rooms & Hospitals
Port-ENT83 Lake Road, Port Macquarie, NSW, 2444, AustraliaP: 1300552665F: 0280891025E: [email protected]W:
Suite G12, Norwest Medical Centre9 Norbrik Drive, Bella Vista, NSW, 2153, AustraliaP: 1300552665F: (+61) 2 80891025E: [email protected]W:
Chris O'Brien Lifehouse Cancer CentreClinic A, level 2, 119-143 Missenden Rd, Camperdown, NSW, 2050, AustraliaP: 1300552665F: 80891025E: [email protected]W: