MB BS, FRACS
Emeritus Professor Marcus Atlas
The University of Western Australia
Director, Ear Science Institute Australia
HEARING THERAPEUTICS & BRAIN AND HEARING
Professor Marcus Atlas has held the Garnett Passe and Rodney William Memorial Foundation Chair in Otolaryngology, The University of Western Australia (UWA) from 2000 to early 2018. He is now an Emeritus Professor at UWA in recognition of his service to the University. He is currently the Foundation Director of Ear Science Institute Australia and the Ear Sciences Centre at UWA. He has an international reputation in ear and skull base surgery establishing a large multidisciplinary skull base surgery unit and a new cochlear implant clinic. Under his directorship, Ear Science Institute Australia has grown from small beginnings in 2001 into a medical research institute employing over 150 clinicians, scientists, audiologists and students in two new buildings focused on translational research, clinical service and education.
He was a member of the Court of Examiners, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons for which he received an Award of Distinction. He is a past editor of the Australian Journal of Otolaryngology and sits on the editorial board of numerous journals. He has published over 150 international publications, two editions of a book and a three-volume DVD.
He was a recipient of the Australian Medical Association Award, the Deafness Council Award in 2011 and the Australian Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Medal in 2013. In 2014 he was a West Australian of the Year Finalist and a West Australian Finalist for the Australian of the Year in 2015.