Mr Jim Bartley
Otolaryngologist, Counties Manukau DHB, Auckland, NZ
An initial experience working in isolated solo rural general practice among the Māori people, led to otolaryngologic training. After returning from London in 1991, I was an early advocate for endoscopic sinus surgery. After the award of a Royal Arch Masonic Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, I worked with David Kennedy in Philadelphia. I then organised a number of endoscopic cadaver workshops. I was one of the first surgeons in New Zealand to repair CSF leaks endoscopically, perform pituitary surgery endoscopically and perform frontal sinus drill-out surgery. I developed an interest in “sinus” pain patients, with minimal sinus disease, and then worked in the Pain Clinic at Auckland Hospital. I have a Pain Medicine fellowship, and I am an Australia New Zealand Faculty of Pain Medicine examiner. As a member of the National Foundation for the Deaf, I was proactive in promoting the Neonatal Deafness Screening Program as well as advising ACC on noise-induced hearing loss assessment. I have published over seventy papers in the peer-reviewed literature, fourteen book chapters and two books. I am currently studying Sleep Medicine extramurally at Sydney University.