A/Professor Narinder Singh is a Rhinologist (Nose & Sinus Specialist Surgeon), Head of Dept, Otolaryngology (ENT), Head & Neck Surgery at Westmead Hospital, Sydney, and Clinical Associate Professor at Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney. He specialises exclusively in nasal airway surgery, complex and extended endoscopic sinus procedures, anterior skull base surgery, rhinoplasty and surgery for OSA. Prof Singh undertook his medical degree at The University of Sydney and Otolaryngology training in NSW, Australia. He was awarded a fully-funded three year clinical/ research fellowship in rhinology and anterior skull base surgery by The Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. During his fellowship, Prof Singh completed his Thesis on “Allergen specific cytokine production by cells derived from human nasal polyps” through the Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics at King’s College, London, UK. He is the recipient of multiple research grants including The GPRWMF Trust Grant-in-aid, The University of Sydney John B Moore Memorial Scholarship, The University of Sydney Vernon Barling Memorial Fellowship and the Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation Conjoint Grant. Prof Singh has an extensive background in research, publication, teaching and editorial board membership. His early use of computer technology in surgery led to an interest in CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) and AI (Artificial Intelligence) and their revolutionary capacity to bring scientific rigour to the field of Otolaryngology. Prof Singh’s team is currently working on multiple AI algorithms to interpret radiology and audiometry images, as well as a AI-based smartphone app to facilitate the treatment of severe ear disease in Indigenous children in rural and remote Australia. Prof Singh convened the First Australian Congress of the Society for AI in Medicine, Surgery and Healthcare (AMSAH – www.amsah.org) in Westmead, Sydney, 2019, as well as the First World Congress of the Society for CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) of the Nose and Airway (SCONA – www.scona.org) in London, UK, 2018.
A/Professor, University of Sydney and Chief of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery