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Dr Peter Friedland

Dr Peter Friedland is Perth’s adult & paediatric, ear, nose and throat specialist.

About Dr Friedland


Dr Friedland has more than 30 years’ specialist ENT experience serving both in Australia and abroad.

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 for these services and together with his colleagues, Prof. Friedland is thrilled to be  providing them to children and adults in the northern corridor.

Prof. Friedland's special interests include otology, cochlear implants, chronic ear disease, hearing loss and rehabilitation, paediatric otolaryngology, endoscopic sinus surgery and voice and swallowing disorders.

He travels regularly to conduct clinics and surgeries in remote locations, including the Kimberley and Pilbara regions of Western Australia. After a self-funded humanitarian mission to Bhutan, he and education and audiology colleagues from the University of Western Australia (UWA) started the Hear Hear for Bhutan Charity to improve hearing rehabilitation, ear health, and education in that country. Locally he  runs a monthly ENT clinic at Derbarl Yerrigan Health Centre in Mirabooka.

Prof. Friedland completed his primary medical qualifications in Johannesburg at the University of Witwatersrand and was awarded an ENT fellowship from the South African College of Medicine in 1994. He then completed a postgraduate masters in medicine in 1998. After immigrating to Perth with his family, in 2010 he was awarded a Fellowship from the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (FRACS).

Prof Friedland is a consultant ENT at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) in Perth. He was head of the department for six years and instrumental in recruiting five new fellowship-trained consultants in head and neck surgery and anterior skull base surgery.

He chaired the weekly multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer clinic at SCGH until 2016 and runs a monthly multidisciplinary procedural voice clinic. He helped expand SCGH's Cochlear and ear implantation services, which are now the largest adult public implant service in Western Australia. Prof. Friedland's collaborative research into Head and Neck Cancer and Hearing Loss at SCGH and UWA has attracted significant research funding grants. He has published more than 70 papers in the last 10 years and delivered more than 130 presentations at Australian and international conferences.

Prof. Friedland's commitment to training and education has been recognised with over 14 teaching awards. He is the Garnett Passe Rodney Williams Foundation Professor  of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at UWA and SCGH and professor at School of Medicine, University Notre Dame, where  he teaches and coordinates the curriculum for final year medical students.

In his role as Chair of the WA ENT Royal Australian College of Surgeons Regional Training Scheme, 2018-2023, he mentored and supervised future ENT trainee specialists. From 2005 to 2009, Prof. Friedland was clinical head of the ENT department at the University of Witwatersrand Donald Gordon Medical Centre , where he was instrumental in convening the first cochlear implant workshop in Africa and performing the first middle ear implant in Africa.

In Southern Africa, he committed himself to regular consulting in outreach pro bono ENT programs in the underprivileged and rural areas and supported and helped to 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.

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