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Associate Professor Harvey Coates

Clinical Professor; Paediatric Otolaryngologist
The University of Western Australia
Tel: (08) 9389 1622


Clinical Professor Harvey Coates AO is a Paediatric Otolaryngologist and Clinical Professor at the University of Western Australia.

Harvey has a range of qualifications, including:

Prior to commencing in his current role, Harvey was previously a senior ear nose and throat surgeon at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children. Throughout his career, Harvey has been dedicated to treating Western Australian Aboriginal children suffering from ear disease, spending approximately six to eight weeks a year in remote Aboriginal and urban outreach clinics.

In 2000, Harvey founded the first Newborn Hearing Screening Program in the southern hemisphere at Kind Edward Hospital. This initiative has seen universal screening adopted in Western Australian birthing hospitals as well as interstate.

Harvey’s research interests are in chronic rhinosinusitis and adenoid disease, obstructive sleep disorder, newborn hearing screening, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s ear disease.

In 2005, Harvey was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of his work and research in paediatric otolaryngology and ear disease in Aboriginal children. During the course of his career he has also been honoured with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Medal (2015), the ASOHNS Medal for his distinguished contribution to the art and science of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery (2012), the Deafness Council of WA Dr Harry Blackmore Award (2004), the Australian Lions Foundation William R Tresise Fellow Award for Humanitarian Services (2002) and the Fiona Stanley Medal (2001).

Last updated: 26 June 2017
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