MB ChB 1984 Auckland; FRACS 1991


Hamish Sillars is an otologist, neurotologist and lateral skull base surgeon in both public and private practice in Auckland.

Hamish graduated from Auckland University, completing Specialist Otolaryngology training and was awarded the Australasian fellowship in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery in 1991. 
A second fellowship was undertaken in 1992 in Otology, Otoneurology and Skull Base Surgery at the prestigious St Vincent’s Hospital Unit in Sydney, qualifying with distinction and trained in a full range of complex otologic procedures at this tertiary referral unit. 

On returning to Auckland in 1993, he was appointed as a part time consultant at Auckland City Hospital, involved here in the management of patients with general otologic disorders as well as those with the highest high level of complexity of the ear, skull base and intracranial compartment. 

He has served as Secretary of the NZ Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and for many years was the Auckland representative on the Training, Education and Accreditation Committee.
Understanding the absence of an adequate laboratory for specialist trainees in ear surgery he established New Zealand’s only comprehensive ear training facility at Greenlane Hospital commencing regular courses in 1998.
In recognition of these achievements in 2015 he was awarded, by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the honour of a Certificate of Outstanding Service.

In the public hospital he remains involved uniquely in otologic surgery, managing local cases as well as those referred from colleagues from other health boards when additional skills, knowledge and operative techniques are required to adequately resolve their complex disorders.

He is a senior lecturer at the Auckland Medical School and an active participant in Registrar and Fellow training.

On a private basis Hamish engages in a similar scope of otologic practice but also sees paediatric patients, and those with disorders of the nose, the nasal airway and sinuses as well as dealing with a wide range of general ENT disorders.


  • Disorders of the ear canal including surfer’s ear / exostoses and chronic infections
  • Chronic disease of the ear drum, the middle ear and the mastoid
  • Surgery of the lateral skull base and acoustic neuromas
  • Surgical management of disorders of balance
  • Paediatric and general ENT
  • Nose and sinus surgery

Title or Designation


Full NZ Registration Date

10 May 1990

Vocational Scope

Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

Contact Details

Mr Hamish Sillars is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Gillies Hospital

For consultant contact details see under "Private Services" on the consultant's profile page.

Private Services

Hamish Sillars - Otolaryngologist

This service is available at the following location:

Gillies Hospital Specialist Centre, 160 Gillies Avenue, Epsom, Auckland

Private Surgical Services

MercyAscot Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Ascot Hospital, 90 Green Lane East, Remuera, Auckland