Peter Friedland

Associate Professor, MB BCh MMed Witw., DipFinMgt Damelin, FCS(SA)

  • The University of Western Australia (M509), 35 Stirling Highway, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Block QQ, Level 4, Room 415, QEII Medical Centre, Nedlands

    6009 Perth


  • 479 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
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Personal profile


Professor Peter Friedland is a Fellow of Royal Australian College of Surgeons,the College of Surgeons (Otorhinolaryngology) South Africa, Head of Department Otolrhinolaryngology Head Neck Skullbase Surgery at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. In 2009 he accepted his current appointment as Professor within the School of Surgery at The University of Western Australia.

For many years he has demonstrated a strong commitment to the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate medical students. Two important messages that he gives to students are as follows:
  1. Each individual patient is a precious human being with emotions, pride and dignity, and as such, should be treated with utmost respect, care, compassion and honesty; irrespective of age, colour or creed.
  2. Competence, knowledge and awareness of one’s own medical or surgical limitations are essential features of being a doctor; especially since a patient’s life and safety rests in the physician’s hands.

He is known for his positive contribution within the field of social responsibility, especially in South Africa, where his honorary work amongst disadvantaged segments of the population has been sustained over many years. This has included organising community support or personally providing pro-bono medical care for orphans, HIV-infected or -affected children, children with deafness or cleft lip and palate, and for members of the prison population requiring operations.

Roles and responsibilities

MBBCh cum laude MMed DipProjMan Witwatersrand, FCS(SA), DipFinMan Damelin , FRACS

Future research

Telemedicine; developing a telemedicine application for nasal and oropharyngeal diagnosis. This is being developed in collaboration with Swan Districts Hospital and the Wheatbelt.

Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL); developing a laboratory, animal-research project to examine cochlear microvascular blood flow to determine etiology and treatment.

Previous positions

Adjunct Professor and Clinical Head of Department, Ear Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgery, Wits University Donald Gordon Medical Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, University Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Teaching overview

Clinical aspects of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery.


Otology, Tinnitus, Sensorineural hearing loss
Head and Neck cancer


  • Neurotology and skull base surgery
  • e-Health and telemedicine in otolaryngology
  • Head and neck cancer biomarkers
  • HPV and Micro RNA in head and neck cancer
  • Clinical research in tinnitus and hearing loss
  • Voice and swallowing disorders, treatment and outcomes

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Research Output 2007 2019

  • 479 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
  • 23 Article
  • 10 Review article
  • 1 Abstract
  • 1 Conference presentation/ephemera

The economic burden of oral squamous cell carcinoma in Australia

Pollaers, K., Massingham, I., Friedland, P. L. & Farah, C. S., 27 Jun 2019, In : Journal Of Oral Pathology and Medicine.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Costs and Cost Analysis
Mouth Neoplasms
8 Citations (Scopus)

AJCC 8th Edition oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma staging – Is it an improvement on the AJCC 7th Edition?

Pollaers, K., Hinton-Bayre, A., Friedland, P. L. & Farah, C. S., 1 Jul 2018, In : Oral Oncology. 82, p. 23-28 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Disease-Free Survival
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Neoplasm Staging
11 Citations (Scopus)
Hearing Loss
Short-Term Memory
9 Citations (Scopus)

Association between speech and high-frequency hearing loss and depression, anxiety and stress in older adults

Jayakody, D. M. P., Almeida, O. P., Speelman, C. P., Bennett, R. J., Moyle, T. C., Yiannos, J. M. & Friedland, P. L., 1 Apr 2018, In : Maturitas. 110, p. 86-91 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

High-Frequency Hearing Loss
Hearing Loss
1 Citation (Scopus)

Auditory and Cognitive Training for Cognition in Adults With Hearing Loss: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Lawrence, B. J., Jayakody, D. M. P., Henshaw, H., Ferguson, M. A., Eikelboom, R. H., Loftus, A. M. & Friedland, P. L., 10 Aug 2018, In : Trends in Hearing. 22, 20 p., 2331216518792096.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access