MBBS, FRACS, FACS
Professor Robert Briggs
Clinical Professor Robert Briggs is an Otolaryngologist (ENT Surgeon) whose practice and research is specialized in Otology and Neurotology. After completing Otolaryngology Head and Neck surgery training in Melbourne in 1989, Professor Briggs undertook a further three years of clinical fellowship training at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the United States, the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in London, and at the House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles.
He is a Clinical Professor at the University of Melbourne Department of Surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Department of Otolaryngology at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH). Until recently, Professor Briggs was the Clinical Executive Director of Otolaryngology and Head of Otology at the RVEEH. He is currently the Medical Director of the Cochlear Implant Clinic at the Hospital.
In addition to general otology, Professor Briggs has a large experience with surgery for otosclerosis, acoustic neuromas, and cochlear implantation. His research has focused on Cochlear Implant Electrode development and safety as well as the management of Neurofibromatosis type 2 and the role of Auditory Brainstem Implantation.