Dr Kristy Fraser-Kirk, a well-known surgeon within the Nambour and SCUH public ENT service, has recently returned from fellowship in London, opening new rooms at Evolve ENT.
Dr Fraser-Kirk is a Queensland-born ENT surgeon specialising in all general ENT conditions in children and adults, and subspecialising in Advanced Ear and Hearing Implant surgery for patients with complex ear disease and deafness.
Following a Bachelor Degree in Psychology, Dr Fraser-Kirk completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with Honors at the University of Queensland. She spent three years co-ordinating the ENT service at Nambour Hospital, before moving with her Sunshine Coast Plastic Surgeon husband, Dr Grant Fraser-Kirk and young family to London.
Here she undertook a further 15 months advanced training in Paediatric ENT, advanced ear and hearing surgery, and cochlear implantation at Guys and St Thomas Hearing Implant Centre, and the Evelina London Children’s Hospital. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, and is an active member of ENT’s governing body, ASOHNS.
Dr Fraser-Kirk hopes her skillset will provide her Sunshine Coast patients with high quality and caring ENT care, as well as a range of surgical solutions for conductive deafness, severe or profound sensorineural deafness, patients with unsatisfactory mastoid cavities and those with complex ear disease. She welcomes the opportunity to discuss surgical possibilities for patients with an 'air-bone gap', as well as those with severe or down-sloping sensorineural hearing loss and those not achieving good communication despite hearing aids.
Dr Fraser-Kirk is passionate about holistic healthcare, professionalism, communication and education. She is the Director of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital ENT Department and mentors colleagues inside and outside the hospital system.
Dr Fraser-Kirk regularly co-ordinates ENT training for clinicians of the Sunshine Coast, and was the proud recipient of the Sunshine Coast Clinical School Teaching Award (Surgery) in 2017.