Throat cancer, neck lump, thyriod surgery, mouth and lip lesions, salivary gland tumours and infections, skin cancer

A New Zealand and internationally trained specialist Otolaryngologist - Head & Neck Surgeon, Dr Joseph Earles graduated from the University of Otago School of Medicine and completed his specialist training to become a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He subsequently undertook further subspecialty training by completing a year long fellowship in head and neck surgery at the prestigious Yale University. He is the only surgeon from the southern hemisphere to do so. This fellowship involved training under world-renowned surgeons and concentrated on all aspects of complex head and neck cancer surgery, including advanced reconstruction with microvascular free flaps.


At the end of his fellowship, Dr Earles was appointed as a full-time faculty member and surgeon at Yale University. He had a busy head and neck surgery practice at Yale and was actively involved in research as well as training junior doctors and medical students. Although he greatly enjoyed his work at Yale, it became apparent that New Zealand was the best place to raise children, and he and his family returned to New Zealand in late 2020. He has attended surgical training courses at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Hospital, Columbia University and Harvard University.

In addition to his head and neck surgery experience, Dr Earles has particular skill and experience in managing a range of other ENT conditions including sinus and nasal disease, paediatric ENT problems and general adult ENT conditions. 


Dr Earles has an ongoing interest in teaching and research. He has presented at multiple national and international conferences, frequently teaches at surgical courses, published peer-reviewed articles and authored textbook chapters.

Glue ear, hearing loss, swimmer's ear, surfer's ear