Dr Richard Dirven
Richard is an Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon who was trained in The Netherlands. He studied medicine at the Radboud University in Nijmegen and completed his ENT training at the Radboud University Medical Centre. He holds a PhD in speech rehabilitation after laryngectomy.
Following his ENT training he worked as a Head and Neck Surgical fellow at the Netherlands Cancer Institute (Antoni van Leeuwenhoek) in Amsterdam for one year.
Richard’s main clinical interests are head and neck oncology and reconstructive surgery, laryngeal cancers, laryngectomy and voice rehabilitation. Richard has enjoyed all aspects of the fellowship at Lifehouse and in particular the gain of expertise in thyroid and reconstructive surgery. The unit has provided an excellent clinical and research experience in a great learning environment.
In his spare private time, Richard has enjoyed the unique Sydney outside/outdoor lifestyle by visiting the beautiful parks and beaches with his wife and young family.
Summary of Projects Dr Dirven has been involved with Chris O’Brien Lifehouse
Predicting substitute voice source characteristics after laryngectomy. Klaske van Sluis, RJJH van Son, L van der Molen, R Dirven, Danielle B Stone, Emma Charters, Elizabeth Walker, Lydia Natsis, Carsten E Palme, John McGuinness, Daniel Novakovic, MWM van den Brekel, FJM Hilgers, P Boersma.
Tumor Thickness versus Depth of Invasion – Analysis of the 8th edition American Joint Committee on Cancer Staging for Oral Cancer. Richard Dirven, Ardalan Ebrahimi, Nikolaus Moeckelmann, Carsten Erich Palme, Ruta Gupta, Jonathan Clark.
Analysis and Comparison of the 8th Edition American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) nodal staging system in cutaneous and oral squamous cell cancer of the head and neck. Nikolaus Möckelmann, Richard Dirven, Ardalan Ebrahimi, Carsten Palme, Jessica Liu, Bruce Ashford, Sydney Ch’ng, Ruta Gupta, Jonathan Clark.
Update of a prospective study of sentinel node biopsy for high risk cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SNIC). Richard Dirven, Craig Mooney, Ruta Gupa, Jonathan Clark.