Dr Ryan Sommerville

Dr Ryan Sommerville BSc, Post Grad Dip (P Health), MB BS, FRACS (ORL)

Dr Sommerville is an Australian trained ENT, Head and Neck Surgeon who completed his specialty training in 2008. Following this, Dr Sommerville undertook sub-specialty training in Skull Base Surgery in 2010 in Bergamo, Italy, under Professor Giovanni Danesi. He was able to develop skills in all manner of Skull Base procedures including open lateral skull base, endoscopic and open anterior skull base, and advanced head and neck cancer procedures He has a strong interest in optimizing patient outcomes in both Head and Neck cancer, and also in Skull Base cancers – in Qld this often relates to advanced skin cancer disease with perineural cancer spread. Dr Sommerville’s Skull Base work includes:

  • Acoustic neuroma surgery
  • Advanced skin cancer and head and neck cancer surgery
  • Sinonasal tumours
  • Maxillary tumours

In addition to this, he has an interest in adult and paediatric ENT, including

  • Sinus disease
  • Ear surgery including hearing loss and cholesteatoma
  • Sleep apnoea and snoring surgery for both adults and children
  • Parotid and sub-mandibular gland surgery
  • Tonsil and tongue lesions

He also conducts a weekly Voice Clinic with a Speech Pathologist for professional voice users experiencing vocal issues.

This combination of different facets of ENT, Head and Neck and Skull Base surgery is really what he enjoys. 

Dr Sommerville has a private practice on Wickham Terrace in central Brisbane, and operates publicly at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Dr Sommerville is a consultant in the RBHW Head and Neck Cancer Clinic and also the Qld Skull Base Unit. He consults privately at Wickham Tce, North Lakes, Wynnum, Ascot and Burpengary.

Other than this, Dr Sommervile is a keen runner and cyclist and enjoys spending time with his young family. After several years in private practice, he is excited to join the ENT Clinics family as it gives him the opportunity to collaborate with respected colleagues who are also his long-term friends!


Level 7, Watkins Medical Centre

225 Wickham Tce, Spring Hill, QLD 4000

PH: 07 3831 1448 

Fax: 07 3831 1441 

E: brisbanereception@ent-clinics.com.au