Associate Professor Nigel Biggs




Otology, Neuro-Otology and Skull Base Surgery



Roles & Appointments

Head of Department | Visiting Medical Officer (VMO)

Adjunct Associate Prof University of Notre Dame | Senior Lecturer University NSW

Areas of interest

  • Cochlea implants and implantable hearing aids
  • Acoustic neuroma surgery and skull base tumours including NF2
  • Chronic ear disease and cholesteatoma surgery
  • Hearing, facial nerve and balance disorders including Meniere's disease
  • Laser Stapedectomy and surgical correction of hearing loss


Dr Nigel Biggs is Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck and Skull Base Surgery at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney Australia. After completing his training he undertook fellowships with Professor Paul Fagan at St Vincent's Hospital and Professor Richard Ramsden in Manchester, UK. Since that time he has been focussed on otology, neuro-otology and skull base surgery. He has obtained extensive experience in the management of vestibular schwannoma and NF2. Other areas of expertise include middle ear, mastoid and implant surgery, including auditory brainstem implantation. Dr Biggs is Director of the Microsurgical Skills Laboratory at St Vincent's Hospital, running annual temporal bone courses. He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales and has a number of publications and international presentations. He has recently been appointed an examiner in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery with the College of Surgeons. Current research includes clinical outcomes in vestibular schwannoma management, hearing outcomes in cholesteatoma surgery and cochlear implant switch-on timing.


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