Westmead Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Westmead Private Hospital specialist Faruque Riffat

Assoc Prof Faruque Riffat


Faruque is a consultant ENT/Head and Neck Surgeon with post-FRACS fellowship training in head and neck oncological, thyroid/parathyroid and adult airway open/endoscopic laser surgery.

He joined the Westmead ENT/Head Neck team after a period as a consultant in the head and neck team in Cambridge University Hospitals and is also the consultant in charge of the Westmead Tracheostomy Liaison Service.

Faruque completed his medical degree at UNSW graduating in 2002 with MBBS (Hons 1), obtaining prizes in anatomy and microbiology. His entire JMO training was at Westmead Hospital and he finished basic surgical training in 2005 after obtaining the prize for the highest score for the FRACS part 1 in Australia/NZ.

After a series of teaching hospital rotations (Westmead, Prince of Wales, Royal North Shore, Liverpool, Westmead /Sydney Childrens’ and John Hunter) in the NSW otolaryngology training scheme, including 18 months of tertiary paediatric ENT surgery, he was awarded the FRACS (Oto) in 2010. He then embarked on fellowship training to London and Cambridge focusing on paediatric and adult airway surgery, oncological surgery and thryoid/parathyroid surgery.

He has an active interest in teaching and research in ENT/Head and Neck, having completed a masters in surgical education and has been involved in over 30 peer reviewed publications and abstracts.

Public Hospital: Auburn Hospital

Thyroid / parathyroid surgery, salivary gland disorders and tumors, voice and airway surgery, head neck cancer, minimally invasive head and neck surgery including transoral laser and robotic surgery

Also Consults at :

Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre Westmead