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Dr. Sam Hale

Dr. Sam Hale

Sam is an Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery trainee. He completed a BMedSc(Hons) with first class honours in 2010, investigating the surface anatomy of the central veins, and his MB ChB in 2013 at the University of Otago.

Sam was awarded an Academic Surgeon Scientist Research Scholarship starting in 2021, supporting him to undertake doctoral research investigating topical treatments for biofilm infection in chronic rhinosinusitis. He is supervised by Professor Richard Douglas in the University of Auckland Department of Surgery. The goal of this research is to develop a novel topical antiseptic preparation with potent antibiofilm effects that can be safely applied to the nasal mucosa, in order to improve symptom control and reduce disease severity in cases of recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis following surgery.

Other GPRWMF awards received by awardee Year
Academic Surgeon-Scientist Research Scholarship (ASSRS)The efficacy of topical therapy following surgery for patients with chronic rhinosinusitis2021