Dr Peter Friedland
Peter Friedland is professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Western Australia (UWA) and professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Nortre Dame, Fremantle, Western Australia where he is also discipline leader for ENT.
In addition to medical student and surgical trainee teaching and training, Prof. Friedland is the former head of department otolaryngology head neck skull base surgery at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and is currently head of clinical research at Ear Science Institute of Australia.
Prof. Friedland’s ENT practice on Lakeside Drive in Joondalup has a focus on both adult and paediatric general otolaryngology. His special interests include otology, cochlear implants, chronic ear disease, hearing loss and rehabilitation, paediatric otolaryngology, endoscopic sinus surgery and voice and swallowing disorders.
“There have been many exciting advances in ENT including cochlear implantation, anterior skull base endoscopic sinus surgery and voice rehabilitation techniques. Joondalup Health Campus is ideally situated and equipped and together with my colleagues, I am thrilled to be supporting and providing these services to the community in the northern corridor,” describes Prof. Friedland.
Prof. Friedland also travels regularly to conduct clinics and surgery in remote locations including the Kimberley and Pilbara regions of Western Australia.
In 2010 he was awarded the FRACS from the Royal Australian College of Surgeons after immigrating to Perth with his family. Prof. Friedland completed his primary medical qualifications in Johannesburg at the University of Witwatersrand, before completing his postgraduate masters in medicine in 1998 and ENT fellowship from the South African College of Medicine in 1994.
From 2005 to 2009, Prof. Friedland was clinical head of the ENT department at the University of Witwatersrand, where he was instrumental in both convening the first cochlear implant workshop in Africa and performing the first middle ear implant in Africa.
In addition, he committed himself to regular consulting in outreach pro bono ENT programs in the underprivileged and rural areas in Southern Africa and supported and helped manage a school for 300 deaf and underprivileged children in a township outside Johannesburg. Prof. Friedland was also privileged to be Mr Nelson Mandela’s ENT from 2000 to 2009.