Dr Daron Cope



Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon


VMO Surgeon: John Hunter Hospital, John Hunter Childrens Hospital,


VMO Surgeon: Newcastle Private Hospital, Lingard Hospital, Hunter Valley Private Hospital


Conjoint Lecturer: University Of Newcastle



Daron attended Medical School at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and graduated in 2001. After working in Cape Town for a few years Daron migrated to Australia and started general surgical training in Sydney before completing his Ear, Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgical training in New South Wales.


After becoming a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), Daron completed formal post specialty fellowship training at Guys and St Thomas Hospital in London and visiting fellowships at the University of Toronto, Canada and Hospital European Georges Pompidou in Paris. This resulted in a high level of expertise and experience in thyroid and parathyroid surgery, salivary gland pathology, and head and neck cancer management. Daron has a broad interest in adult and paediatric ENT, nose and sinus disease, and ear disease.


Daron has recently joined the professional group of surgeons at Hunter ENT who have a patient centric focus and provide comprehensive, quality care. With an interest in regional and underserviced communities Daron has participated in the Pacific Islands Project to provide ENT care to residents of Kiribati.


Daron has published widely and continues to be involved in clinical research as well as reviewing articles for publication. He is actively involved in teaching and lecturing to medical students, surgical trainees and allied medical staff.