A/Prof Carsten Palme



Otolaryngologist Head & Neck Surgeon

Academic Appointments

Carsten Palme is an Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgeon and Clinical Associate Professor in Surgery at the University of Sydney with 20 years of experience. He is the Director of Head and Neck Surgery at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Comprehensive Cancer Centre and Consultant Surgeon at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. A/Prof Palme is a senior member of the Head and Neck Service, Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre, Westmead Hospital and Honorary Consultant Surgeon.

After attending medical school at the University of Sydney A/Prof Palme completed four years of advanced training in Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery and obtained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2002. A/Prof Palme completed post-training fellowships in the American Head and Neck Oncology Program, University of Toronto, Canada and in Laser Surgery, University of Göttingen, Germany.

A/Prof Palme is a well known expert in thyroid/parathyroid surgery, salivary gland tumors, advanced skin cancer, head and neck cancer and has extensive experience in minimally invasive approaches including transoral laser and robotic surgery.

A/Prof Palme is active in both research and education. He is a much sought after speaker and teacher at both national and international meetings and head neck dissection courses. A/Prof Palme has published widely in peer-reviewed journals, written many book chapters and recently edited a book on skin cancer of the head neck.

A/Prof Palme is the inaugural recipient in 2009 of the Chris O’Brien Travelling Fellowship Award. In 2011 A/Prof Palme was awarded the Coman Kennedy Laser Scholarship. In 2012 the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons presented A/Prof Palme with a “ Certificate of Outstanding Services “.

A/Prof Palme is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a member of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, the Australian and New Zealand Society of Head and Neck Surgery, the American Head and Neck Surgery Society and the Laryngological Society of Australia.


Rooms for Consultations

Norwest Private Hospital - Medical Suite G22

Chris O'Brien Lifehouse

Hospitals Visited

Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
Norwest Private Hospital
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Westmead Private Hospital

Research Interests

Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid, Parathyroid, Salivary Glands, Vocal Cord