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Carsten Palme is a respected Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgeon and Associate Professor in Surgery at the University of Sydney with over 20 years of experience. Dr Palme is the Director of Head and Neck Surgery and Head of Surgical Services at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Cancer Centre, NSW busiest and largest Head and Neck Unit and consultant surgeon at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Dr Palme 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 Dr 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. Dr Palme completed post-training fellowships in the American Head and Neck Oncology Program, University of Toronto, Canada and in Minimally Invasive & Laser Surgery, University of Göttingen, Germany. 
 
Dr Palme is a well-known expert in thyroid/parathyroid surgery, advanced skin cancer, head and neck cancer and has extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery.  
 
Dr Palme has a special interest and experience in bringing state of the art clinical care and education in head neck cancer care to regional and rural NSW having pioneered and developed the Regional Access Program for Head and Neck Cancer at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Cancer Centre.  
 
Dr 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. Dr Palme has published widely in peer-reviewed journals, written many book chapters and recently edited a book on skin cancer of the head neck.  
 
Dr Palme is the inaugural recipient in 2009 of the Chris O’Brien Travelling Fellowship Award. In 2011 Dr Palme was awarded the Coman Kennedy Laser Scholarship. In 2012 the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons presented Dr Palme with a “ Certificate of Outstanding Services “. 
 
Dr 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.



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