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MBChB, MSc(Advanced Surgical Practice), MRCSI, DOHNS(Eng), FRCSI(ORL-HNS), FRACS(ORL-HNS)

Dr Chris Oosthuizen

Special Interests

  • Nose and Sinus disease
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Paediatric ENT conditions
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid disease

Dr Chris Oosthuizen is a specialist ENT and Head and Neck surgeon with a special interest in nasal and sinus surgery as well as paediatric ENT conditions.

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.

Following his specialist training he undertook a further year of advanced training in Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base Surgery at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. During this time, he gained invaluable experience in the management of all nasal and sinus conditions, including functional Rhinoplasty procedures. It was also during this year that he and his young family fell in love with Australia and decided to settle here permanently.

He is a senior lecturer at the University of Queensland and is actively involved in the teaching of medical students. He is also involved in the training and supervision of registrars within the ENT department at Ipswich Hospital.

Dr Oosthuizen has established and chairs the Thyroid Multidisciplinary Team meeting (MDT) at Ipswich Hospital and is also a member of the Head and Neck Oncology MDT.


  • European Rhinology Society
  • European Head and Neck Society
  • ENT UK
  • ENT UK Facial Plastic Surgery Society
  • Australian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery

Operating Locations

  • St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital
  • Mater Private Hospital Springfield
  • Ipswich Hospital – intermediate cases

Consulting Locations

  • Riverton House, 16 Pring Street, Ipswich, Qld 4305
  • Springfield Specialist Centre, Level 5, 1 Wellness Way, Springfield, Qld 4300


Call us at 07 3202 4636


WestsideENT is an ear, nose, and throat specialist practice whose members provide leading expert care for adults and children.
Dr Craig Bond, Dr Stephen Kelly and Dr Chris Oosthuizen are our ENT surgeons who provide specialist care to the communities of south west Brisbane, Springfield, Ipswich and surrounding regions.

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