Dr Deborah Amott is an Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgeon, who has established her private practice in Moonee Ponds. She has subspecialty interests in Head and Neck Cancer surgery, functional nasal surgery, and paediatric ENT Surgery.


Deborah completed her medical degree at the University of Melbourne, graduating with Honours. She went on to her residency at St Vincent’s Hospital, and commenced General Surgical training (incorporating a year of Thoracic Surgery) with that institution. Changing course to ENT Surgery, she completed her training in Victoria, followed by fellowship training at UC Davis Medical Center, California.


Deborah’s general and thoracic surgical experience results in broad knowledge of surgical conditions, techniques and management of complex peri-operative conditions that she brings to her ENT practice. An interest in paediatric ENT surgery, coupled by the practical experience of having a young son, has resulted in strong surgical skills in this area, as well as understanding of the difficulty parents face when considering surgery for their children. 


She works in the public hospital system at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Austin Health and The Northern Hospital, as well as both metropolitan and regional ENT private practice, with a resulting strength in both complex, and common, ENT conditions.


EXPERIENCE

2015

Head of Unit, ENT Surgery, Northern Health

Course Developer and Head of Faculty: ENT Resident Training Course, Melbourne

Supervisor: Head and Neck Fellowship, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Attendee: Annual Scientific Congress, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Perth

Attendee: Annual Scientific Meeting, ASOHNS, Sydney

Clinical Lecturer, University of Melbourne Medical School

Examiner, University of Melbourne Medical School (Melbourne Health and Northern Health)

Participant: Advanced Leadership Program, WLA Australia


2014

Head of Unit, ENT Surgery, Northern Health

Transoral Robotic Surgery Training and Accreditation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Meeting Convenor: Robert Guerin Memorial Annual ENT Trainees’ Meeting, Melbourne

Supervisor: Head and Neck Fellowship, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Attendee: Annual Scientific Congress, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Singapore

Attendee: International Federation of Head and Neck Oncology Societies, New York City

Clinical Lecturer, University of Melbourne Medical School

Developer: ENT Examination Demonstration Video

Examiner, University of Melbourne Medical School


2013

Examiner, University of Melbourne Medical School

Clinical Lecturer, University of Melbourne Medical School

Participant: Advanced Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Course, University of Adelaide, Adelaide.

Co-ordinator: Victorian Junior ENT Trainees’ Lecture Program


2012

Examiner, University of Melbourne Medical School

Faculty: Training in Professional Skills Course, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (ongoing).

Clinical Lecturer, University of Melbourne Medical School

Developer, iPhone and Android App: ENT Resident Handbook

Attendee, Australian Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Adelaide.


2011

Diploma, Head and Neck Surgery: American Society of Head and Neck Surgeons

Consultant Surgeon: Royal Melbourne Hospital (ongoing)

Consultant Surgeon: Austin Health (ongoing)

Consultant Surgeon: Northern Health (ongoing)

Consultant Surgeon: Albury Wodonga Health (2011-13)


2010

Fellowship, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Clinical Fellowship, Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Davis

Attendee: Advanced Reconstructive Techniques in the Head and Neck, Hackensack, New Jersey

Attendee: American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, Boston USA


2006-2010

Accredited Surgical Trainee, ENT Surgery, Victoria


2003-2005

Accredited Surgical Trainee, General Surgery, Victoria


2000-2002

Internship and Residency Training, St Vincent’s Hospital


1999

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (with Honours), University of Melbourne


Membership of Professional Bodies

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Australian Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Australian Society of Head and Neck Surgery

Australia & New Zealand Rhinologic Society (ANZRS) 

Laryngology Society of Australasia (LSA)


Publications

Case report of a p16INK4A-positive branchial cleft cyst. McLean T, Iseli C, Amott D, Taylor M. J Laryngol Otol. 2015 Jun;129(6):611-3.

- Massive epistaxis from sphenopalatine pseudoaneurysm 5 months after facial trauma. Tao P, Amott D, Mitchell P, Iseli TA. ANZ J Surg. 2014 Sep 2. 

- Luo Z, Loja M, Farwell DG, Luu QC, Donald PJ, Amott D, Truong AQ, Gandour-Edwards R, Nitin N. Widefield optical imaging of changes in uptake of glucose and tissue extracellular pH in head and neck cancer. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2014 Aug 19. pii: canprevres.0097.2014. [Epub ahead of print]

- A case report of a p16 positive branchial cleft cyst. Mclean T, Iseli C, Amott D. Journal Laryngology and Otology, 2014 (in press).

- Loja MN. Luo Z. Greg Farwell D. Luu QC. Donald PJ. Amott D. Truong AQ. Gandour-Edwards RF. Nitin N. Optical molecular imaging detects changes in extracellular pH with the development of head and neck cancer. International Journal of Cancer. 132(7):1613-23, 2013 Apr 1.

- Luo Z. Loja M. Farwell DG. Luu QC. Donald PJ. Amott D. Gandour-Edwards R. Nitin N. High-resolution optical molecular imaging of changes in choline metabolism in oral neoplasia. Clinical & Translational Oncology. 6(1):33-41, 2013 Feb.

- Amott DH, Hanney RM. The training of the next generation of surgeons in Australia. Bulletin of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (Supplement): Oct 2006 88(9): p320-22 (Invited paper).

- Amott DH, Masters R, Moore S. Secretory carcinoma of the breast. Breast J. 2006 Mar-Apr;12(2):183.

- Amott DH, Wright GM. Dissecting haematoma of the oesophagus masquerading as acute myocardial infarction. Med J Aust. 2006 Feb 20;184(4):182-3.

- Cheah LP, Amott DH, Pollard J, Watters DA. Electronic medical handover: towards safer medical care. Med J Aust. 2005 Oct 3;183(7):369-72.

- Amott D, Webb A, Tulloh B. Prospective comparison of routine and selective operative cholangiography. ANZ J Surg. 2005 Jun;75(6):378-82.


Research Presentations

ASOHNS ASM, Sydney 2015. The relationship between Age, Co-morbidities and Complications in Head and Neck Patients undergoing Curative Resection. Fisher S, Creber N, Iseli T, Wiesenfeld D, Amott D. Department of ENT Surgery, The Royal Melbourne Hospital (Poster).

ASOHNS ASM, Perth 2013. Chong A, Harris R, Iseli T, Angel C, Amott D, Wiesenfeld D. Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma arising from Verrucous Lesions in the Oral Cavity (Presentation).

- Royal Australasian College of Surgeons/Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand Annual Scientific Congress 2007: Invited speaker: Issues now and in the future affecting the training of the next generation of surgeons in Australia (Presentation).

- RACS Annual Scientific Congress 2004: Continuity of care without continuity of carer (Poster)

- VSC Annual General Scientific and Fellowship Meeting 2004: Introduction of laparoscopic hernia repair into a regional surgical practice (Poster).