Ear, nose and throat services at The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Contact details

Phone: (02)  9845 3253 

Appointments : (02) 9845 3253

Fax: (02) 9845 2078 

Location: The ENT office is accessed through the Elinor Wray Speech Pathology Department on Level 2 adjacent to Outpatients.

The Children's Hospital at Westmead has an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Department with sub-specialisation in cochlear implantation, ear surgery, middle and posterior cranial fossa surgery, rhinology and anterior skull base surgery, head and neck surgery and open and endoscopic airway surgery.

The ENT Department also participates in multidisciplinary clinics with Speech Pathology, Audiology, Deafness Centre, Cleft Palate Clinic and Microtia Clinic.


Ear nose and throat clinics


Medical Surgical Outpatients and Bandaged Bear Clinics


Ph: (02) 9845 3253
Fax: (02) 9845 2078


Dr John Curotta
A/Prof Cathy Birman
Dr Simone Boardman
A/Prof Alan Cheng
Dr Piera Taylor
Dr Michael Chin

Method of referring

We require a referral from the treating specialist sent to the requested ENT consultant.

Clinic function

Management of ear nose and throat problems and sub-specialities

Urgent cases

To be referred through the Emergency Department.

Special interests or sub-specialty clinics

Dr Curotta - Ear disease/ Cleft Palate / Voice
Dr Birman - Deafness/ Cochlear Implant / Microtia
Dr Boardman - Airway
Dr Cheng - Airways / Laryngology / Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
Dr Taylor - Cleft Palate /Nose & Sinus/Drooling


Dr John Curotta (Head of Department) 
Professor William Gibson 
A/Prof Catherine Birman 
A/Prof Alan Cheng 
Dr Simone Boardman 
Dr Piera Taylor 
Dr Michael Chin
Susan Trapani, ENT Clinical Nurse Specialist
Postgraduate Fellow
2 Accredited Registrars
Administrative Assistant