Mr Dean Ruske



Mr Dean Ruske is based in Dunedin and provides ENT Services throughout Otago and Southland. He works in both Invercargill and Dunedin Public Hospitals. He maintains an interest in registrar teaching and is the current Southern Regional Training Committee member for registrar training.

Mr Ruske trained in Dunedin and Christchurch before doing a post graduate fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery for benign and malignant conditions in the head and neck in Adelaide. He has been working in Dunedin since 2003.

Mr Ruske provides private ORL services to Otago and Southland, based in his clinic at Suite 20, Marinoto Clinic in Dunedin and Invercargill.

He is a Southern Cross Health Society Affiliated Provider for ENT and skin cancer surgery.


  • Head & neck cancer surgery (thyroid, salivary gland, neck & throat)
  • Benign neck lumps
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Skin cancer of the head & neck (including melanoma)
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea & snoring
  • Laser voice & oral cavity surgery
  • ENT in children (adenoids, tonsillectomy, grommets)


MB ChB 1991 Otago; FRACS 2001

Title or Designation

ORL Surgeon, Otolaryngologist

Post-fellowship Training

  • Graduated from Otago Medical School (1991)
  • FRACS in ORL Head & Neck Surgery (2001)
  • Post fellowship training in Head & Neck cancer surgery (Adelaide), including training in both malignant and benign diseases of the head and neck (thyroid surgery including benign & malignant disease and postgraduate surgical training in endoscopic sinus surgery/rhinoplasty)

Full NZ Registration Date

11 December 1992

Vocational Scope

Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

Contact Details

Mr Dean Ruske is available at the following services:

Private Services

ENT Otago

This service is available at the following location:

Marinoto Clinic, 72 Newington Ave, Dunedin

Public Services

Southern DHB Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) - Otorhinolaryngology (ORL) Services

This service is available at the following locations:

Dunedin Hospital

Emergency Department: Open 24 hours / 7 days, Phone (03) 474 0999

Southland Hospital, Invercargill

Emergency Department:
Ph (03) 218 1949, 24 hours / 7 days


Private Surgical Services

Southern Cross Hospital Invercargill - Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Hospital - Invercargill