DR Benjamin Wei

DR Benjamin Wei




  • Dr Benjamin Wei is an Australian Ear, Nose, Throat & Head & Neck Surgeon who completed his surgical training both in Australia and the United States of America.
    Areas of Expertise: General Adult and Pediatric ear, sinonasal & throat, head and neck diseases including hearing disorders, cochlear implantation, hearing restoration surgeries, skull base tumors.
    Academic Research: hearing research, biological safety of implantable devices, immunology, microbiology.

    Dr Wei is the first and the only Australian to receive the Association for Research in Otolaryngology/American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgical Research Prize. He is also the first and the only Australian surgeon to receive the Premier's Award for Health and Medical Research, a joint initiative of the Victorian Government and Australian Society for Medical Research.   

    Professional Qualifications:

    Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Melbourne.
    Doctor of Philosophy in Otolaryngology, University of Melbourne.
    FRACS - Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. Royal Australasia College of Surgeons
    Diploma of Advanced Skull Base Surgery and Neurotology. University of North Carolina USA.

    Adult and Pediatric Ear, Nose, Sinus, Throat & Head & Neck Surgery
    Skull base surgery
    Otological surgery
    Cochlear implantation

    Visiting Lecturer (2006) : Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Stanford University, University of Iowa and New York University.

    Contact details for medical practitioners and patients:
    Melbourne: (Tel)+61 3 9417 1041
                        Fax: +61 39417 10   


Member of

  • Royal Australasia College Surgeons. Fellow 2011 -


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • http://www.surgeons.org/profile/benjamin-wei   


Education and training

  • Dip, University of North Carolina 2012
  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2006
  • MBBS, University of Melbourne 2000

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2011
  • Hugh Johnston Travel Grant (Royal Australasia College of Surgeons), 2010
  • Finalist - Sir Edward Hughes Memorial Research prize in surgery, MONASH University, 2008
  • Premier's Award for Health & Medical Research, Victorian Government, 2008
  • Melbourne Abroad Travelling Scholarship, University of Melbourne, 2006
  • Resident Research Award "Pneumococcal Meningitis Post cochlear Implantation" in the Basic Science Category, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation and Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 2006
  • Scholarship in Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery 2004-2006, The Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation, 2004


Available for supervision

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