Paul Paddle is an ENT, Head and Neck Surgeon with Fellowship training in Laryngology – Voice, Airway and Swallowing Disorders. He completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with Honours at Melbourne University in 2003, receiving the Award for Top Surgical Candidate in his class. In 2013, he gained Fellowship to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons by completing his advanced training in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.
Paul has been committed to the field of laryngology throughout his ENT training and beyond. In 2013/2014, he was successful in gaining a prestigious 1 year fellowship in Laryngology at Harvard University in Boston with pre-eminent laryngologists Ramon Franco and Philip Song. He gained specific expertise in all aspects of laryngology including the care of voice, airway and swallowing disorders, operative and office-based treatments and the use of established and innovative diagnostic and surgical techniques.
When Paul returned to Australia, we were extremely fortunate to have him join us as a laryngologist consultant at the Melbourne Voice Analysis Centre in 2014. He has brought a fresh energy, rigour and a world-perspective to our practice based on his experiences in Boston, his quest for excellence in outcomes and thirst for new learning. Paul has special interest in the professional voice, subglottic stenosis, vocal cord dysfunction, neurological-voice disorders and cough.
In addition to laryngology, Paul has expertise in general adult and paediatric ENT conditions, minimally invasive nose and sinus surgery, snoring and sleep surgery. Paul also has a keen interest in public health and research, knowing the impact this can have on the care of his individual patients and the health of the greater community. He has completed a Masters of Public Health at Melbourne University in 2010 and a post-graduate diploma of Anatomy in 2006. He is currently a Principal Investigator in a number of clinical trials in the fields of ENT, and is the holder of a large Research Grant through the Epworth Research Institute.
At Monash Health, Paul has secured recent research grants to investigate a) the role of pepsin in the diagnosis and management of reflux disease and b) intralesional steroid injections for subglottic stenosis. He has authored a high number of scientific papers and authored a number of book chapters. Paul is currently the Victorian ENT representative on the Board of The Australian Voice Association, the organiser of the Laryngology Society for Australasia’s clinical rounds and a regular contributor to national laryngology conferences.
In addition to his private work at MVAC, Paul has appointments as an ENT surgeon at Monash Health, Alfred Health, Epworth Richmond, and Swan Hill District Hospital. In his Monash Health role, Paul runs a busy public multi-disciplinary Laryngology Clinic and performs specialised laryngology day procedures under both local and general anaesthetic. Paul also holds Senior Lecturer positions at both Monash University and La Trobe University.
Paul is a keen musician, having an Associate Diploma of Music (AmusA) in both Piano and Viola. We are delighted to have Paul as an integral part of our MVAC team.