Marcus Atlas

MB BS W.Aust., FRACS, Emeritus Professor

  • Phone6380 4990
  • The University of Western Australia (M570), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Professor Marcus Atlas is a surgeon and scientist specialising in ear and hearing disorders involving applied clinical and basic science research. He holds the Foundation Chair in Otolaryngology at the University of Western Australia and is the Head of the Ear Science Centre and Director of the Ear Science Institute Australia. He was invited to join the Court of Examiners, Royal College of Surgeons in 2006 and holds or has held numerous committee positions in State, National and International organisations including incoming Chairman of the Committee in Otology and Neurotology of the Otorhinological Societies. He is currently the Editor of the Australian Journal of Otolaryngology Supplement in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and serves on national and international editorial boards.

Under Professor Atlas’s Directorship, ESIA and the ESC have participated in international multicentre trials in utilising innovative implant or hearing devices and outcome studies involving ear surgery and audiology. A unique cell biology and molecular biology research programme involving the human tympanic membrane and inner ear has attracted significant research and clinical interest. His expertise in surgery of the ear and skull base, clinical research and otolaryngology education has allowed him to represent Australia at numerous international clinical and basic research meetings. He has produced over 100 international publications, two editions of a book and a three volume DVD ear surgery manual used throughout the world.

Funding overview

2009 SHRAC, Health Department of WA, $172,100.00
A study of the cost and benefits of the introduction of ear telehealth in the Pilbara, Eikelboom R, Ellis I, Larson A, Atlas MD, et al.

2009 Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation, $70,000.
Atlas MD, Eikelboom. Animal & Human Trials of a Tympanic Membrane scaffold – Surgeon Scientist scholarship/Brett Levin.

2008-2010 Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation, $269,135.
Atlas MD, Marano R, Ghassemifar R: Genetics of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss.

2006-2008 Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation, $195,000.
Atlas MD, Eikelboom RH: The development of animal model for chronic ear disease – Surgeon Scientist Scholarship/Peter Santa Maria.

2006-2008 Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation, $157,256.
Atlas MD, Reza Ghassemifar: The tympanic membrane and its molecular and cellular responses to structural injuries.

2005-2006 Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation, $154,694.
Eikelboom RH, Atlas MD: Using a laser to weld tympanic membranes: a tissue-laser interaction study.



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research expertise keywords

  • Neurotolgy and skull base surgery
  • Cochlear implants: clinical and basic research
  • Biotherapuetics and regenerative medicine
  • Middle ear mechanics
  • e-Health and telemedicine in otolaryngology
  • Vestibular disorders: treatment and outcomes


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