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

Dr Joe Earles is a New Zealand and internationally trained specialist Head & Neck Surgeon and Otolaryngologist (ENT Surgeon) who works in both private practice and in public as a Head & Neck Surgeon at Auckland City Hospital.


Joe completed his specialist training to become a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2017 followed by further sub-specialty Head & Neck Surgery training with a clinical fellowship at the prestigious Yale University. He is the only surgeon from the southern hemisphere to do so. This fellowship involved working for 12months with 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, Joe accepted an offer to become 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 there. 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. 

In addition to head and neck surgery, Joe 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. 


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

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