Dr Tim McLean

Dr Tim McLean is a specialist Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon.
He has trained in preeminent centres in Australia and internationally. He is dedicated to achieving the best outcomes for all his patients by providing personalised and expert care. Tim treats all conditions of the ear, nose and throat in adults and children but has a particular expertise in ear disorders and head and neck cancer.
Ear, Nose & Throat, Head & Neck Surgeon

About Tim


Tim graduated from both Dentistry and Medicine with honours from the University of Sydney. He then went on to gain a Fellowship in Dentistry through the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. After this, he was accepted into residency training in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery training in Victoria culminating in a Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.


Further sub-specialty training both locally and internationally was undertaken after being awarded three fellowships:

  • Fellowship in Cochlear Implants, complex otology, and skull-base surgery at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, King’s College Hospital, and University College Hospital in London, U.K.
  • Fellowship in Cochlear Implants, otology, and neuro-otology at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, and The Royal Melbourne Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Fellowship in head and neck surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, U.S.A. where he was awarded the Michael E. Burt Award for outstanding surgical excellence.

Tim has experience treating all disorders of the ear as well as the lateral skull base. In addition, Tim treats benign and malignant diseases of the head and neck. He has a particular sub-specialty interest on the management of facial palsy, and also head and neck paragangliomas. He currently holds multiple public appointments including The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, St Vincent's Public Hospital Melbourne, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, and The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

Tim is widely published both nationally and internationally and is actively involved in research. He regularly teaches and trains medical students, and Ear, Nose and Throat Registrars.


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