MB BS 1982 Lond; FRCS Edin 1987; FRCS 1988


Patrick trained in the United Kingdom and spent one year as a teaching Fellow in the ENT Department at Dunedin Hospital. After five years consultant practice in the UK he returned to Dunedin and took up his academic and clinical positions.

While Patrick is based in Dunedin at Suite 20 of the Marinoto Clinic he has provided clinical services at Southland Hospital since 1999 and has offered private appointments in both Queenstown and Invercargill since 2001.


Patrick’s areas of specialisation are otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, otology (ear surgery), rhinology and snoring/obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) surgery.

Patrick’s areas of special interest are: surgery for ear disease, particularly children’s ear surgery; surgery for otosclerosis (stapedectomy); and surgery for chronic sinusitis. Patrick also has a strong research interest in children’s tonsil and adenoid disease and works with researchers in the Department of Paediatrics and Computer Science.

Title or Designation


Full NZ Registration Date

15 April 1999

Vocational Scope

Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

Contact Details

Mr Patrick Dawes is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

Mercy Hospital Dunedin, 72 Newington Avenue, Maori Hill, Dunedin

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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 location:

Dunedin Hospital

Private Surgical Services

Southern Cross Invercargill Hospital - Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Invercargill Hospital