Professor Peter Wormald

Professor Peter Wormald


Chair, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
The University of Adelaide
Elected in 2018
Citation on election

Professor Wormald is Chair of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Professor of Skull Base Surgery in the University of Adelaide. He leads a 28-person research team examining the pathogenesis of chronic rhinosinusitis and has led the paradigm shift in the understanding of the role of bacteria in this common disease. He has developed numerous surgical procedures both in endoscopic sinus as well as skull base surgery. This has included over 30 surgical instruments. He has led a very strong translational research program addressing the healing of the sinuses after surgery with his first product recently receiving FDA approval. He is currently leading research into 5 new non-antibiotic treatments for sinus disease including the world first use of bacteriophage in this disease. Professor Wormald has over 370 publications as well as 5 books and is highly sought after as world leader in surgical techniques, cutting edge research and development of new treatments.

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