Professor A. Simon Carney
Professor Carney graduated from Edinburgh University Medical School in 1989 with distinction in Surgery. He trained as a registrar in ENT Surgery in Nottingham and undertook Fellowships in both Head & Neck Surgery and Rhinology in Adelaide and New York. In 1998, he was awarded the Gold Medal by The Royal Society of Medicine for the top candidate in the UK final Fellowship examination.
He works as a Consultant and Professor of ENT Surgery at Flinders University and Flinders Medical Centre. Between 2007 and 2011 he chaired the Flinders Clinical Research Ethics Committee. He is currently Head of the ENT Unit at Flinders Medical Centre and has held this position since 2004. He remains the youngest Head of ENT in South Australia. He has over 100 publications in scientific journals and has been a faculty member at over 50 international meetings.
He is the author of five chapters in the leading ENT textbook “Scott-Brown’s Otolaryngology” and has had his biography published in “Who’s Who in the World” and “Who’s Who in Medicine and Health Care” since 2001. In 2007, he was awarded a “Star Reviewer” ribbon by the American Academy of Otolaryngology for his work with their Journal “Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery”. He is the editor of the Australasian Journal of Otolaryngology, currently published as a supplement off the Journal of Laryngology and Otology. He is also on the International Editorial
Board of the UK Journal “Clinical Otolaryngology” and the American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy. He is currently Vice President of the Australasian Rhinologic Society and visiting Professor at Khon Kaen University in North East Thailand.
He has a special interest in Head & Neck Surgery, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Pediatric ENT and snoring and sleep apnoea. He regularly teaches on all these topics at conferences and surgical courses throughout Australia, Asia and in the UK. He has performed over 15,000 surgical procedures and has pioneered several new operative techniques within Otolaryngology. He has also designed instruments in conjunction with two surgical equipment manufacturers.
Professor Carney believes in conservative management ahead of surgery and in formulating a unique treatment plan for every patient based on both the disease itself and individual wishes & circumstances.
His recreational interests include sailing and triathlon. He is married to Jenny with a ten year old daughter Charlotte, two year old son Oliver and new addition Claudia.