Dr. Faruque Riffat
Faruque Riffat is a staff specialist ENT/Head and Neck Surgeon with an interest and post-FRACS fellowship training in head and neck oncological, thyroid/parathyroid and adult airway open/endoscopic laser surgery.
He joined the Westmead ENT/Head Neck team in October 2012 after a period as a consultant in the head and neck team in Cambridge University Hospitals and is also the consultant in charge of the Westmead Tracheostomy Liaison Service.
Following the completion of his HSC as Dux of North Sydney Boys High School, Faruque commenced his medical degree at UNSW graduating in 2002 with MBBS (Hons 1), obtaining prizes in anatomy and microbiology. His entire JMO training was at Westmead Hospital and he finished basic surgical training in 2005 after obtaining the prize for the highest score for the FRACS part 1 in Australia/NZ.
After a series of rotations in the NSW otolaryngology training scheme, including a senior registrar year at Westmead, he was awarded the FRACS (Oto) in 2010. He then embarked on fellowship training to London and Cambridge focusing on adult airway surgery, oncological surgery and thryoid/parathyroid surgery.
He has an active interest in teaching and research in ENT/Head and Neck, having completed a masters in surgical education and has been involved in over 30 peer reviewed publications and abstracts.
In his new role, Faruque hopes to make an ongoing active contribution to the Westmead medical faculty, the surgical department and the head and neck cancer centre.