ROBERT L. EISENBERG
MBBS FRACS (ORL-HNS)
VMO Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Head and Neck and Skull Base Reconstructive Fellowship Supervisor Hunter-New England Health
Conjoint Associate Professor School of Medicine and Public Health University of Newcastle
A/Prof Rob Eisenberg has extensive experience over a broad spectrum of surgical interests ranging from hearing and skull base surgery to thyroid and parathyroid surgery, rhinoplasty and head and neck cancer reconstruction.
A/Prof Eisenberg has been instrumental in establishing the microvascular Head and Neck reconstructive unit in the Hunter region enabling surgery for patients with more extensive cancers since 2002. As previous Department Head of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery he drove expansion of decentralised services to the Hunter-New England region and development of the Newcastle Head and Neck multidisciplinary team and clinic. In 2011 A/Prof Eisenberg instigated the HANCS Club(Head and Neck cancer Social Club) which was the first club of its kind, empowering head and neck cancer patients to take control and move on with their lives after treatment.
A/Prof Eisenberg established the HNE Skull Base Tumour Board which he currently chairs providing a world class multidisciplinary approach to this challenging area. He also chairs the Subcommittee for Indigenous Outreach of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery for the Royal Australian College of Surgeons which is attempting to create a national body to improve outcomes by coordination of Indigenous ENT outreach.
As discipline lead for the University of Newcastle A/Prof Eisenberg runs the Temporal Bone Laboratory and collaborates closely with academics doing world leading research into hearing loss, dementia, balance disorders and implants.