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James Wykes is a consultant Head and Neck Surgeon working at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, The Wollongong Hospital, Wollongong Private Hospital and Bankstown Hospital. 

He completed his medical degree at UNSW in 2005 and then pursued General Surgical training in Sydney, gaining his FRACS in 2012. He undertook a year of fellowship in Head and Neck and Endocrine Surgery at Liverpool Hospital in 2013 followed by a clinical fellowship at the Sydney Head and Neck Cancer Institute in 2014 based at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. After working as a locum consultant in Head and Neck Surgery at Liverpool Hospital in 2015, he underwent a final year of fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at St George’s Hospital in London, UK, focusing on head and neck oncology but also including facial trauma and deformity surgery.

His clinical practice encompasses the treatment of cutaneous and mucosal tumours of the head and neck as well as both benign and malignant disease of the salivary glands, thyroid and parathyroid glands. His practice also includes microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck. 

His research interests include clinical research in advanced cutaneous and mucosal malignancy of the head and neck, microvascular reconstructive surgery of the head and neck as well as thyroid and salivary gland cancer.