A/Prof Payal Mukherjee is an adult and paediatric Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon with special skills in advanced ear surgery. Following her ENT training in Sydney, she attained further subspecialty post-fellowship training in otology, Cochlear implantation and lateral skull base surgery in Oxford and London.
Dr Mukherjee is a Clinical Associate Professor of surgery at The University of Sydney and the ENT lead for research at the RPA Institute of Academic Surgery. She has been awarded several research grants as Chief Investigator and is currently doing a PhD on innovative technologies in ENT. She is an executive member of the NSW regional committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons; and is a committee member of a research group called the Meniere’s research fund, of the Sydney Medical School.
As well as treating general ENT diseases such as glue ears, tonsillitis, snoring and rhinosinusitis, her areas of expertise include hearing and balance disorders such as Meniere’s disease, Otosclerosis, Vestibular Schwannoma, Cochlear implantation and chronic ear diseases. She is also trained in middle ear endoscopy.
A/Prof Mukherjee places particular importance on research and teaching; and practices as a teacher and educator at both the SAN and RPA Hospital in addition to her role as surgeon. From humble beginnings, she values the importance of family and community; and credits her drive and work ethic to her late father and her career inspiration to her late grandmother. She also maintains that her success in surgery is due to her mother’s unfaltering support. As a devoted mother to a young daughter, she is very passionate about education and literacy development in young children. She is also a strong advocate of Building Respect in Surgery and Gender Equity