A/Prof Daniel Novakovic
Daniel Novakovic is an Australian trained Otolaryngologist (Ear Nose & Throat Surgeon) with specialised fellowship training in Laryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. He graduated from the University of Sydney Medical School in 2000 and completed Otolaryngology Training in Australia to attain Fellowship to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2007.
Prof Novakovic is one of the few people in Australia to undergo formal fellowship training in the field of Laryngology and specifically Neurolaryngology having spent a year working at the New York Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders in Manhattan under the guidance of Dr Andrew Blitzer, Dr Marshall Strome and Dr Lucian Sulica. He has also completed fellowships in Head & Neck Oncology at University of Toronto Canada and St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney.
Daniel has interests in population Health and was awarded a Master of Public Health from University of NSW in 2004. He has active research interests in the areas of respiratory papillomatosis, mucosal wound healing, laser-tissue interactions as well as neurological disorders of the larynx such as vocal fold paralysis and spasmodic dysphonia.
Prof Novakovic is highly respected in his field. He has published articles in internationally acclaimed journals, presented research papers at National and International meetings and published book chapters in the areas of Laryngology, Head and Neck Oncology and the use of neurotoxins in the Head & Neck amongst other topics. He acts as a reviewer for journals in the subspecialty area of Laryngology.
A/Prof Novakovic acts as co-director of the Dr Liang Voice Program at University of Sydney in conjunction with his speech pathology partner A/Prof Cate Madill. He is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, American Laryngological Association, Australian Medical Association, Australian Voice Association, and is current Vice President of the Laryngological Society of Australasia
Dr Thomas Stewart
Originally from South Africa, Dr Stewart graduated from the University of Sydney Medical School in 2007. Following internship and residency he gained further surgical experience in Ear, Nose and Throat surgery while obtaining a Masters of Medicine in Clinical Epidemiology, also from the University of Sydney. He was accepted onto the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery specialist training scheme in NSW in 2014, and was awarded his Fellowship in 2019.
Following this, Dr Stewart completed the United States Medical Licencing Examinations, obtained his New York State Medical Licence, and received further subspecialty training in Laryngology and Neuro-Laryngology in New York City.
He is one of only a handful of ENT Surgeons in Australia to have completed a fellowship in this field. This was conducted under the tutelage of Dr Andrew Blitzer, a world pioneer in this field. Here, Dr Stewart developed further skills in laryngeal in-office surgery, intralaryngeal botulinum toxin therapy.
He is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgeons, Laryngological Society of Australasia, and Australian Voice Association, in addition to being affiliated with the Doctor Liang Voice Program and the University of Sydney.
Dr Stewart benefitted from his extensive training across a number of tertiary metropolitan hospitals in Sydney, including both the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Sydney Children’s Hospital. He practises the breadth of General ENT, with a specialty interest in Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice. As the father of two young children, he is finely attuned to the unique challenges of paediatric care, and is particularly passionate about this aspect of ENT.