Professor A. Simon Carney
About Your Surgeon:
Professor Carney is one of Australia’s leading Academic ENT Surgeons. He 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 ENT Fellowship examination.
He is Professor of ENT Surgery at Flinders University and was awarded his Doctorate for pioneering research into molecular changes in the nasal mucosa that precede the development of “hay-fever”. Between 2007 and 2011 he chaired the Flinders Clinical Research Ethics Committee and from 2005 to 2013 he was Head of the ENT Unit at FMC.
He has written over 150 book chapters and publications in scientific journals and has been a faculty member at over 150 national and international meetings. His biography has been published in “Who’s Who in the World” since 2001. In 2007, he was awarded one of 10 “Star Reviewer” ribbons by the American Academy of Otolaryngology. He is an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy and was the Editor of The Australian Journal of Otolaryngology from 2008-2013. In 2008, he received a ministerial invitation to join the Clinical Senate of South Australia, a “think tank” of 40 leaders from all branches of health care. In 2009 he was appointed as Visiting Professor at the University of Khon Kaen, in northern Thailand. In 2010 he received a citation from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council for his outstanding contribution to student learning.
He has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows, speaking on ENT issues and is highly regarded as a world expert in his field.
He has a special interest in diseases of the nose and sinuses, sleep surgery and Paediatric ENT and regularly teaches on these topics at surgical courses throughout Australia, Asia and in the UK. He is past President of the Australia and New Zealand Rhinologic Society and has been on the Board of the International Symposium of Infection and Allergy of the Nose, also chairing their Education and Training sub-committee. He has performed over 20,000 surgical procedures and has pioneered several new operative techniques and instrument designs for ENT equipment manufacturers. He is a Consultant for several pharmaceutical and medical technology companies.
Prof Carney believes in conservative management ahead of surgery and in formulating unique treatment plans for every patient based on both the disease itself and individual wishes & circumstances.
His recreational interests include sailing, cycling and photography. He is married with three children.