Dr Peter Friedland
Peter Friedland is professor in the School of Surgery at the University of Western Australia (UWA) and professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, Western Australia.
In addition to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training, Prof Friedland, who is head of department otolaryngology head neck skull base surgery at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth conducts clinical research at both the hospital and the Ear Science Institute of Australia.
Prof Friedland’s ENT practice at Joondalup Health Campus (on Grand Boulevard) has a focus on both adult and paediatric general otolaryngology. His special interests include otology, 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. Peter 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 1994.
From 2005 to 2009, Prof Friedland was clinical head of the ENT department at Donald Gordon Medical Centre ,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. Professor Friedland was also privileged to be Mr Nelson Mandela’s ENT until 2009.