Professor Richard Douglas
MD, FRACS, FRACP, MRCP
Department of Surgery, The University of Auckland, NZ
I am an ORL surgeon with particular interest in endoscopic sinus and medial skull base surgery. I trained and practised as a clinical immunologist and allergist at Auckland Hospital before undertaking training in ORL. I currently am a Professor in Surgery at The University of Auckland and Consultant Surgeon at Auckland City Hospital, and have my private practice at Mauranui Clinic in Epsom.
The focus of my research has been the interaction between the local immunity of the nasal and sinus mucosa and the bacteria that cause chronic rhinosinusitis. This condition is characterized by its intractability despite treatment with prolonged courses of antibiotics.