Dr Nadine de Alwis is an Australian trained and fully qualified Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon.


Born in Sri Lanka, Dr Nadine de Alwis migrated to Australia with her family at the age of four. She grew up in Melbourne and completed a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery at The University of Melbourne, graduating in the top 15% of her class.

In 2006 Dr Nadine de Alwis started internship and early surgical training at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and completed one year of General Surgery training before commencing Ear, Nose and Throat Specialty surgery in 2011.

Over the next 6 years she rotated at prestigious Victorian hospitals including The Royal Children’s hospital, Monash Hospital and St Vincent’s hospital. She gained experience in head and neck trauma at the Alfred Hospital and in 2017 underwent advanced surgical training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

She is now a fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and member of The Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (ASOHNs).

Despite her dedication to her craft, Dr Nadine de Alwis managed to foster a healthy family life and became a proud Mother in 2013. She is among only a few female surgical trainees who chose to have a child during training. She continues to be a role model for women wanting to pursue a surgical career.

Dr Nadine de Alwis met Dr Phil Jumeau during her training at Monash Hospital in 2013 and he became a valued surgical mentor for her. So when she was invited to work at CairnsENT, the decision to move with her husband and daughter was relatively easy.

Dr Nadine de Alwis has specific interest and experience in Paediatric ENT surgery, Rhinology (nose surgery), Laryngology (voice surgery), General Head and Neck surgery and in particular Otology (ear surgery).

When not at work Dr Nadine de Alwis enjoys being a mum, yoga, fishing, hiking, dancing and snowboarding.


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