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Specialist Details

A/Prof Catherine Birman

SpecialtyENT Surgery (Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery)
QualificationMB BS, FRACS
Practice 1MQ ENT, Suite 402, Level 4
Macquarie University Clinics, 2 Technology Place
Phone: (02) 9812-3966
Fax: (02) 9475-4565
Practice 2Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre
Old Gladesville Hospital, Building 39, Punt Road
Phone: (02) 9844-6801
Fax: (02) 9844-6811
Practice 3Children's Hospital at Westmead
Hawkesbury Road
Phone: (02) 9845-2078
Fax: (02) 9845-3253

Associate Professor Birman is an ENT Surgeon with subspecialisation in paediatric ENT, and paediatric and adult otology and hearing loss. She completed a Fellowship in 1997 in both paediatric ENT and cochlear implantation. Associate Professor Birman is the Medical Director of the Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre, past Chair of the NSW branch of ASOHNS and a Board Member of RIDBC. She works at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Hornsby Hospital, Sydney Adventist Hospital and Macquarie University Hospital.


Associate Professor Birman has specific interest and expertise in Cochlear implants. She is also interested in Paediatric ENT, including obstructive sleep apnoea, glue ear and auditory problems. She has a great deal of experience in adult ENT including sinusitis, hearing and ear problems and voice problems. Her current research involves outcomes of cochlear implants, and Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD).

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