He obtained his medical degree from Stellenbosch University, South Africa in 2005 and after completing his Internship, elected to move to Ireland in order to pursue a career in surgery. Here he completed rotations in various surgical specialities followed by 6 years of advanced training in ENT, Head and Neck Surgery with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).
During his training he developed a keen interest in research and has been actively involved in several research projects since. His research is well published in numerous scientific journals and he has also had the opportunity to present his research at both national and international meetings.
Dr Oosthuizen was awarded Fellowship of the RCSI in 2015 and Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2018. He is registered as a specialist ENT, Head and Neck Surgeon in both Ireland and Australia.