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Mr Aneesh Kumar



About Mr Kumar

Aneesh has done two Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery training programmes.
(1) Residency programme from Pune University, India and graduated with First rank in Master of Surgery.
(2) Advanced Registrar training programme from Liverpool, United Kingdom

After completion of the specialist training from the UK, went to Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada and did Advanced Fellowship in Head and Neck Onco-surgery, Microvascular and Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery under supervision of Dr. Mark Taylor.

Aneesh gained tremendous experience from working in four healthcare systems in the world. This has given an understanding of the challenges faced by the patients and healthcare workers in the four countries/continents.

Aneesh started his work in New Zealand in 2013. He started and developed the head and neck cancer surgery department at Palmerston North Hospital. He currently runs a very busy head and neck cancer surgery practice with referrals from regional centres including Napier, New Plymouth and Whanganui. Having started Thyroid MDT at Palmerston North in 2014, Aneesh has been the chairman of the MDT since then. He has held several leadership roles including the Clinical Director of ENT department and Chairman of the Head and Neck MDT at Palmerston North Hospital. He has a special interest in surgery of skin cancer of the head and neck, and facial plastic surgery. Aneesh has good experience in facial reanimation techniques including gold weight to the upper eye lid, lower eyelid tightening, static slings and dynamic methods to improve smile using nerve graft and transfer.