Dr Jafri Kuthubutheen (ENT Surgeon)

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Dr. Kuthubutheen graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery with Honours in 2002. He then undertook specialist ENT training in Perth, Western Australia and obtained his Fellowship in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery in 2010. He then worked as a Consultant ENT surgeon at two of Western Australia’s teaching hospitals – Royal Perth Hospital and Fremantle Hospital for one and a half years. During this time he was also a visiting ENT surgeon to rural and remote Western Australia, with a special interest in indigenous ear health. In 2012 he left for Canada to pursue further specialist training as a Fellow in Otology and Skull Base Surgery at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. Under the guidance of Dr. Joseph Chen, Dr. Julian Nedzelski and Dr. Vincent Lin, he worked in one of the busiest tertiary adult ear surgery centres in Canada for 2 and 1/2 years. Sunnybrook runs the largest Cochlear Implant program and Acoustic Neuroma service in the country. During his time there, he became the inaugural J Pearson Fellow in Otology and Skull Base Surgery and helped to establish several new research projects. Prior to leaving for Canada, he was awarded the Warren Jones Postgraduate Research Scholarship from the Fremantle Hospital Medical Research Foundation and the University of Western Australia. He is currently pursuing a D octor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in the field of Cochlear Implantation.

Hospital Affiliations
Fiona Stanley Hospital
South Perth Hospital
St John of God Murdoch Hospital
Affiliated Clinics
Western ENT - South Perth
Western ENT - Murdoch
Affiliated Organisations
Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (ASOHNS)
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
Cochlear Implantation
Ossicular Chain Reconstruction and Laser Stapes Surgery
Bonebridge Implants
Acoustic Neuromas
Middle ear and Mastoid Disease
Ear drum perforation closure (Myringoplasty)
Medial Canal Fibrosis

Practice Locations


Western ENT - South Perth
South Perth Hospital Inc
Level 1
76 South Terrace
South Perth WA 6151 
08 9367 8377
08 9367 7494
Western ENT - Murdoch
St John of God Murdoch Medical Centre
Suite 51, 100 Murdoch Drive
Murdoch WA 6150 
08 9367 8377
08 9367 7494