Dr Ryan Sommerville
BSc, Post Grad Dip (P Health), MBBS, FRACS (ORL)
Dr Sommerville is an Australian trained Ear, Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgeon. After completing his specialty training in 2008, Dr Sommerville worked as a private Consultant ENT surgeon on the Sunshine Coast in Qld, and publicly at Logan Hospital in 2009. His sub-specialty training in Skull Base Surgery was undertaken in 2010 in Bergamo, Italy under Professor Giovanni Danesi, who is widely regarded as one of the best Skull Base surgeons in the world. Dr Sommerville was fortunate enough to be the first ever Fellow for Professor Danesi. Professor Danesi’s presence at teaching courses in ENT and Skull Base surgery is highly valued, and Dr Sommerville was lucky enough to have a full year of daily tutelage, learning surgical skills but also Dr Danesi’s strategy of management of complicated skull base disease.
While in Italy Dr Sommerville was able to further his skills in both all aspects of Skull Base Surgery, be involved in research in skull base disease, as well as the opportunity to be on the teaching faculty of two international courses, one on Middle Ear Surgery and the other on Anterior and Lateral Skull Base Surgery, and to present research at international skull base conferences.
At present he is working publicly at The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, and also enjoys teaching medical students and ENT trainees.
As well as his sub-specialty interests, Dr Sommerville has excellent general training in and genuinely enjoys all aspects of ENT surgery, both paediatric and adult, and would be very keen to assist General Practitioners or other Specialists with their patients.
Dr Sommerville is married, lives in Brisbane with his family, and enjoys most sports, particularly cycling and running.
Dr Thomas Slaughter
BSc (Gen), MBBS, FRACS (Oto - HNS)
Dr Thomas Slaughter is an Ear, Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgeon. He provides a full range of services for adults and children with Ear, Nose and Throat complaints.
Dr Slaughter graduated from the University of Queensland in Medicine in 2006 and moved to Sydney to complete his training as an ENT Surgeon with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2014. Thomas completed his surgical training at major ENT units including St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney and Royal North Shore; with significant paediatric ENT experience as Westmead Children's and Sydney Children's Hospitals.
Dr Slaughter returned to Brisbane to complete further advanced fellowship training as the head and neck fellow at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and has a special interest in head and neck/ thyroid surgery, paediatrics and rhinology.
Given the breadth of his training, Thomas enjoys all aspects of ENT surgery and looks forward to helping General Practitioners and other Specialists in caring for their patients.
Dr Slaughter strongly believes in approachability and communication with his patients and is absolutely committed to ensuring they are well informed and comfortable with any medical treatment and procedures.
Dr Slaughter is currently consulting at Mt Ommaney, Spring Hill and North Lakes. Whilst operating publicly at Logan Hospital and privately at a number of major Brisbane Hospitals; St Andrew's Hospital, Brisbane Private Hospital and The Wesley Hospital.
Lisa originally worked alongside Dr Ryan Sommerville from 2011 to 2014 and established the practice of the ENT and Skull Base Centre.
Lisa then began an exciting venture, to work and renew the efficiency of practices within the veterinary and medical fields.
Upon her return in 2017, to our practice as Business Manager for Dr Ryan Sommerville and Dr Thomas Slaughter, Lisa has instilled an efficient, caring and supportive environment, for both patients and our workplace team.
Lisa has a wealth of knowledge with over ten years experience in the medical industry, whilst holding a Diploma in Practice Management and is an Australian Association of Practice Managers Certified Practice Manager. Lisa embodies exceptional managerial traits and excels in leading practices and staff to success.
With a passion for medicine, Lisa ensures your experience at the ENT and Skull Base Centre is of the highest quality of care, before, during and after your consultation and or surgery.
Lisa has a passion for nutrition and is studying Nutritional Therapy.
Deyana has been a member of our team since 2014. She brings with her a wealth of experience in the administrative and healthcare industry. Deyana has a passion for providing a professional, friendly and compassionate service to our patients at the ENT & Skull Base Centre. Deyana will be available to guide you through all the administrative requirements involved in your care, from booking appointment’s to scheduling surgery with Dr Slaughter. She also provides clincial assistance and support to our doctors during procedures in our rooms; and will be your support contact person following your surgery. Deyana is an exceptionally dedicated and highly valued member of our team and is also furthering her education by studying a Bachelor of Nursing part time.
Leigh has fulfilled the role of receptionist, at the ENT and Skull Base Centre since 2016 and is a valued member of our team. With a kind, caring and reassuring nature, Leigh excels in the medicine administration field. Leigh ensures she is available and willing to assist our patients with their care, whether it be booking you initial consultations, organising appointments for your cancer care or booking Dr Sommerville’s operations. Leigh’s aim is to provide a professional and compassionate service for all of ENT and Skull Base patients.
Leigh has a strong interest in health and fitness and will be endeavoring to study nutrition later this year.