Charles Giddings is an ENT surgeon with fellowship training in head and neck, thyroid and airway surgery from the UK who relocated to Australia in 2014. We have been very fortunate to have him join us as a consultant for the Melbourne Voice Analysis Centre with an international perspective as well as experience and skillset in laryngology and related areas that complement our team composition well.
Charles studied medicine at University College London graduating in 1999. He undertook six years of specialist training in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery working at every adult teaching hospital in London. During this time, he trained in laryngology and airway surgery, gaining Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2010. He completed additional subspecialty training in head and neck cancer, skull base, thyroid and airway surgery at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane in 2011-12.
He worked as a specialist in ENT, head and neck surgery at St Bart’s and The London Hospitals in 2013-14 and was clinical lead of the department. He relocated to Melbourne in 2014 to take up the post of Consultant ENT Head and Neck Surgeon at Monash Health, where he has a busy public practice. He gained Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2016.
Charles treats all general adult and paediatric ENT conditions. He performs regular operating lists in general ENT, head and neck surgery with reconstruction and paediatric ENT through Monash Children’s Hospital. He also has regular public clinics and operating lists in voice and swallowing disorders.
In addition, Charles has a special interest in benign and malignant tumours of the head, neck, thyroid and parathyroid. He has extensive experience in both transoral laser and skull base surgery as well as more radical open procedures. He attends a weekly head and neck cancer multidisciplinary team meeting (MDT) and a monthly thyroid MDT.
Charles has a keen interest in research, and regularly publishes articles in the scientific literature and book chapters in his field. He is involved in ongoing research and trials at Monash Health. He has an interest in patient safety and has contributed to national committees. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Monash University.
Charles currently has appointments as an ENT Surgeon at Monash Health, Jessie MacPherson, Epworth Richmond, Linacre and Waverley Private Hospital. He also sees patients with voice, swallowing and other laryngological problems at the Melbourne Voice Analysis Centre.
His interests outside medicine include his young family, skiing, opera, scuba diving and triathlons.