Funded: Yes

Further information regarding this fellowship can be obtained by contacting the Fellowship Director, Mr Michel Neeff,, but consider the following first.

Applications for the 2025-2026 position will be accepted from January 2024 to March 2024. Apply by sending your CV, your log book (Otology only) and three references. The 2026-2027 position will be allocated through the TWJ Foundation, UK (

Contact the Medical Council of NZ to check your eligibility to work in NZ first. Your English language skills need to be sufficient to pass the IELTS English language test at a level expected by the Medical Council of NZ.



Funded: Yes

Description: This is a one year, funded, clinical fellowship that has an excellent international reputation. The fellow is exposed to all aspects of head and neck surgery and oncology and is involved in extirpative surgery as well as reconstruction including microvascular free tissue transfer. In addition the unit has a large endocrine surgery (thyroid/parathyroid) practice. This is a busy job that would suit a candidate who is aiming to work in a high volume academic centre. 

Applications for the 2025-2026 position are now open and will close 20 March 2024.

Further information regarding this Fellowship can be obtained by contacting Mr Ilia Ianovski,


Laryngology Fellowship:

Funded: Yes

This is a one year Clinical Fellowship in Laryngology with a busy clinical workload based at Auckland City Hospital. The position involves significant multidisciplinary exposure to all aspects of Adult Laryngology: voice, swallowing and upper airway disorders. Experience in the treatment of Head & Neck Cancer (primarily laryngeal and pharyngeal cancer), and in the the functional rehabilitation of Head & Neck Cancer patients is readily available in this fellowship. Additional experience in Adult Sleep Surgery and Paediatric Laryngology (at Starship Hospital) may also be available depending on the interests of the Fellow. The Fellow will gain experience in Laryngology in both the outpatient clinic and in the operating room. Training in office based procedures (under local anaesthesia) is an integral part of this fellowship.

To be eligible for this Fellowship, candidates must

a) have successfully completed training in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery;

b) have English language skills sufficient to pass the IELTS English language test; and

c) be eligible for medical registration in New Zealand.

The fellowship commences on/around 1 July each year, and applications are currently being invited for the 2025-2026 and 2026-2027 fellowship years. The fellowship is a funded position.

For further information regarding this fellowship please contact Mr David Vokes, Director of the Laryngology Fellowship, at




Hospital:  Starship Children's Hospital, Auckland New Zealand
Supervising ENT Surgeons:  Graeme van der Meer, Michel Neeff, Craig McCaffer

Commences:  July - Sept (flexible: eg July-July or Sept-Sept)
Period:  12 months 
Clinical/Research:  90% clinical 10% research
Funded: YES (salary depends on candidates post grad experience, senior registrar scale)
Contact:, or 

About this fellowship :  The Paediatric Clinical Fellowship is a fully-funded one year Clinical Fellowship with a busy clinical workload including all aspects of Paediatric Otolaryngology. It is mainly based at Starship Children's Hospital, Auckland which is the largest Paediatric hospital in New Zealand and serves as a tertiary referral centre for the country. The position involves significant multidisciplinary interactions and secondary and tertiary level exposure to all aspects of paediatric airway disease, laryngology, otology, rhinology and head and neck surgery. The Fellowship is designed to prepare the candidate for a tertiary level Paediatric ORL consultant position at the end of the 12 month Fellowship. To gain the most from this position, the candidate should already have a high level of surgical skill and a reasonable exposure to paediatric ORL during his or her residency/training programme.

The candidate must be eligible for registration with the New Zealand Medical Council and must must be eligible to obtain general registration to practise in a hospital setting. Contact the NZ Medical Council to check your eligibility to work in NZ first. Your English language skills need to be sufficient to pass the IELTS English language test at a level expected by the NZ Medical Council.

There will be a 1:3 on-call responsibility supervising a resident/registrar with consultant cover.
Please send applications with your CV and 3 referees.

Applications: close 12 months prior to fellowship commencement date.



Funded: Yes

A busy clinical fellowship focusing on endoscopic sinus surgery and all its extended applications including DCR, CSF leak repair, pituitary and skull base surgery. Some exposure to rhinoplasty. A proportion of time will be dedicated to research with a view to publication.

Further information regarding this fellowship can be obtained by contacting Prof Richard Douglas by emailing the ORL Department's PA, Caroline Rodrigues at



Funded: Yes

Further information regarding this fellowship can be obtained by contacting Mr Zahoor Ahmad,

Applications 2024-25 and beyond.


Senior Clinical Fellow in Advanced Head & Neck Surgery

(Fixed Term – 12 months)
Waitemata District Health Board
North Shore Hospital, Takapuna

Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) serves the largest DHB population in New Zealand providing services to more than 630,000 people and employing more than 8,000 staff.  We have a diverse population with complex, interesting and challenging presentations.

Our promise and values statement is “Best Care for Everyone”, which serves to inspire us to continuously improve, and strive to provide the best care possible to every patient and their family.

Applications are invited for a Senior Clinical Fellow in Advanced Head & Neck Surgery. The successful applicant will join our SMO team of friendly, enthusiastic and dedicated professionals in the Otolaryngology Department on a 12-month fixed term basis, with a sub-speciality focus in Head & Neck. Extensive operating experience is expected, and this fellowship post is aimed at registrars coming to the end of their training, who are interested in obtaining further specialist experience before taking up a Consultant post

Core components of the Fellowship include participation in the weekly Auckland Regional Head and Neck Oncology and Endocrine multidisciplinary meeting, and regular scheduled clinical and operating sessions. The successful candidate will work across both North Shore and Waitakere Hospital sites, managing elective clinic and theatre sessions and provide on call support from home to the surgeons within the Head and Neck unit.

Opportunities exist for exposure to all aspects of head and neck surgery including a range of ablative and locoregional reconstructive techniques, with an emphasis on thyroid and parathyroid surgery, salivary gland surgery, metastatic skin and facial plastics, oral cavity cancer, and laryngology. Participation in regular audit is expected, and opportunities exist for clinical research.

The clinic offers a full range of ORL assessments and adult diagnostic services, including experience in transnasal oesophagoscopy. You will work closely with other health professionals, including Speech and Language Therapy, and the ORL Specialty Nurse and Cancer Nurse Specialist team.

We are interested in hearing from suitably qualified applicants with a minimum qualification of FRACS or equivalent (FRCS, FRCSC etc.), and who are eligible for registration with the New Zealand Medical Council.

The Fellowship is under the supervision of Mr Kevin Smith, who is the Clinical Lead for Head and Neck Surgery. For more information on this post, please contact: Informal visits are encouraged.

To view a position description click here

Please apply online at

Closing date: 


Fellow, Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, SAPS, CM Health

With a growing population base of 578,650 (2020-21) in our catchment area we are committed to research, innovation and quality. Counties Manukau Health (CM Health) has many attractive opportunities. We are a team of talented individuals working together to make a positive difference to the people we serve, to the communities we work in, and to each other. It is this diversity that offers unique opportunities for health professionals on both a personal and professional level. We have a shared vision to work in partnership with our communities to improve the health status of all, with a particular emphasis on Maori and Pacific peoples and other communities with health disparities. If you would like to be part of this vision then the time is now!

ORL-HNS department, based at the Manukau Super Clinic & Surgery Centre in South Auckland, provides outpatient, day stay surgery and inpatient services to the population of Counties Manukau. Our department is progressive and has been instrumental in expanding and developing services. 

At present the department has 12 consultants, a fellow, one MOSS, three registrars, two SHOs and experienced team of nursing and allied health staff. The department is managed by an experienced service manager. The ORL service falls under the surgical directorate of CM Health.    

A friendly and supportive environment exists within our department with a large emphasis placed on providing excellent teaching, research and training opportunities. The clinical setting includes a large numbers of patients with general ORL-HNS conditions, middle ear diseases and rhino-sinusitis. Head and Neck surgery is largely focused on benign and malignant diseases, thyroid surgery and salivary gland diseases. The department also provides tertiary care for obstructive salivary diseases. 

Malignant Head and Neck patient care is shared within the wider umbrella of Auckland City Hospital Head and Neck Tertiary services. There is a strong audiology department associated, and we have an active SLT section. 

CM Health is inviting applications for a 12 month General Fellowship in Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (ORL-HNS) Department, to commence in July 2024. 

Applicants should have completed a recognised Otorhinolaryngology training programme and be registered or be eligible for registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ). 

To view a copy of the Job Description please click here  

Please apply online at 

For more information about the Fellowship please contact Dr Zahoor Ahmad -  or Dr Salil Nair -  

For information on our recruitment process please contact Amy Varcoe in the Recruitment Centre  or call +6492593640.