New practice makes a mark
Dr Suki Ahluwalia
A WEALTH of knowledge and experience you can trust has Cairns’ newest medical practice taking off.
Run by the highly credentialed surgeon Dr Suki Ahluwalia, Coral Sea Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) offers a range of treatments for all referred patients.
Head and neck cancer treatment, paediatrics, laryngology and voice and facial plastic surgery are also performed by Dr Suki.
The experienced practitioner began his career at London’s prestigious University College and Imperial College, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and a Bachelor of Science.
In 2006, Dr Suki was awarded a place on the UK’s foremost, highly competitive specialist training program in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery.
It was in this program where he studied and trained under some of the world’s best professors and surgeons in otology, rhinology and sinus surgery, laryngology, head and neck cancer surgery, paediatric ENT and facial plastic surgery.
In 2010 he was awarded and admitted to the Fellowship of The Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Travelling to Australia in 2012 to commence his ENT fellowship training at the Princess Alexandra and Logan hospitals in Brisbane, Dr Suki gained extensive experience in head and neck cancer surgery and general ENT training. He also gained experience in the management of indigenous hearing problems through the “Deadly Ears” outreach program.
The program provides visiting medical services to the aboriginal and indigenous populations of Australia.
“This focuses on the hearing needs of children in remote and regional places and involves a small team travelling to a remote area for a week and setting up a theatre and clinics to treat children and adults with hearing difficulties,” Dr Suki explains.
“I found this work very interesting and rewarding and plan to continue to assist in humanitarian and outreach community work in the future.”
Following his outreach experience, Dr Suki enjoyed a stint in Townsville before moving to Cairns and starting his own practice. He also works at Cairns Hospital, Cairns Day Surgery and Cairns Private Hospital.
Indeed, Dr Suki loves life in the Far North and enjoys scuba diving, underwater photography, cars and playing the guitar.
But at the same time he is committed to the next generation of young surgeons through his role as a senior lecturer at James Cook University in Cairns.
No matter your ear, nose or throat issues, Dr Suki and Coral Sea ENT are ready to help today.