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Profile

Dr Collins graduated from St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School in London. She completed her ENT surgical training in the North-East of England in 2001.

In 2001, she underwent further specialized Fellowship training in Otology and Neuro-otology in Adelaide Australia, with Dr Michael Schultz.

Dr Collins was appointed as a Consultant Otologist to Salisbury and Southampton University Hospitals, UK in 2002 and developed a regional ear surgery practice there, including the Cleft Palate service and Bone Anchored Hearing Aid service.

Dr Collins moved to Auckland with her family in 2011 to help provide otology services to the population of Waitemata DHB. She spends one day a week at Waitakere Hospital.

Interests

Dr Collins specialises in surgery for chronic otitis media (perforations), cholesteatoma, exostoses (swimmers ears) and hearing loss (stapedectomy, ossicular chain reconstruction and bone anchored hearing aids).

She has trained in the use of lasers and endoscopes in ear surgery.

She has published a number of peer reviewed research articles and has a particular interest in postgraduate training.

Qualifications

MB BS 1987 Lond; FRCS (Otol) 1999; CCST (UK) Otol 2002

Subspecialties

Otology

Title or Designation

ORL Surgeon Otology

Post-fellowship Training

Neuro-otology Fellowship, Adelaide, Australia, 2001.

Full NZ Registration Date

20 April 2012

Vocational Scope

Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

Contact Details

Dr Melanie Collins is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

North Shore Hospital

Private Services

ENT Group

This service is available at the following locations:

Mercy Specialist Centre, Epsom

215 Wairau Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland

Private Surgical Services

Gillies Hospital - Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Gillies Hospital

MercyAscot Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Ascot Hospital, Remuera