General Otolaryngologist with subspecialty interest in Otology, ADHB
Michelle is a kiwi graduate who trained in Sydney and Fellowship trained in Oxford, UK. She moved back in 2010 to take up an Otologist position at ACH.
After training in Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery in New Zealand, David did additional fellowship training in pediatric and adult otology in Australia before taking up a Consultant position at North Shore / Waitakere Hospital from 2005 to 2015.
Dr Megan Cornere, Dr Jacqui Allen and Dr Anna Miles provide a Multidisciplinary Cough Clinic for Patients that have been coughing for longer than 6 months, have spent 3 months on PPI and 3 months of corticosteroid inhaler during the course of treatment .
She was Visiting Assistant Professor in Laryngology and Bronchoesophagology at the University of California, Davis, until deciding to return home to NZ to establish the first centre for Voice and Swallowing in Auckland. She is also the first in NZ to bring in-office procedures such as transnasal oesphagoscopy and KTP laser laryngology procedures. Dr Allen is a Senior Lecturer at University of Auckland, and is a grant-funded researcher. She is a member of the American Bronchoesophagological Association, Dysphagia Research Society, Academy of Surgical Educators and NZ Society of Otolaryngology. Jacqui can often be found in the University Basement with her research sheep or at home with her daughter and husband.
She has a special interest in general ENT, childhood and adult ear diseases, KTP laser ear surgery and minimally invasive endoscopic ear surgery. Michelle has been involved in starting the New Zealand Dizziness and Balance Centre, the first of its kind in NZ and has been running courses in training other ENT surgeons with the use of the KTP in the middle ear. She is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese. She has a very keen palate for husband-caught seafood.
He has also been at Counties Manukau from 2009. David provides general otolaryngology services with special interests in otology, nasal and sinus disease.
David is a member of the NZ training, Education & Accreditation Committee for Otolaryngology, NZ Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck surgery, Neuro-Otology Society of Australia, and a senior lecturer in the Department of Surgery University of Auckland.
Dr Anna Miles is a speech-language therapist and lecturer / researcher at The University of Auckland.
As a researcher, lecturer and clinician in the area of swallowing and swallowing disorders. She is the New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association Expert Adviser in Adult Dysphagia (swallowing disorders). Anna is Principle Investigator of the Swallowing Research Laboratory in the Centre of Brain Research at The University of Auckland.
In addition to research supervision, Anna provides clinical teaching to students at The University of Auckland and provides a considerable amount of international and national teaching each year. Anna is a specialist speech-language therapist in dysphagia and voice and provides national teaching in speciality areas of endoscopic evaluation of swallowing, videofluroscopic study of swallowing, surface EMG in dysphagia management and tracheostomy management.
When 6 years ago she realised her passion for Health and began working at North Shore Hospital as a team Leader before joining Auckland ENT Group. In her down time, you will most likely find her sitting in the Hauraki Gulf with her rod over the side of the boat. Jennifer been with us since August 2015.
Tessa is a gradate of 'The Actors Program' where she did a practical program of voice development specialising in using it for stage and screen. She has her TOSCA Level 1 certification in conjunction with 'The Voice Lab' and has a special interest in performance voice, accents and how we interact with our own voices in our daily lives. Tessa understands the importance of the voice to each individual and looks to help people to either find their way back to using it or extending its capabilities. She can often be found humming through a straw and sipping water to counteract her coffee intake.
Drs Allen and Cornere are experts in Chronic Cough Management and Internationally published on the subject. Dr Miles is trained in specialised Vertigan Cough Therapy for non-surgical management of cough.