Dr Eileen Tan-Gore is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with post-Fellowship training in Head and Neck Surgery and Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Surgery. She is committed to providing comprehensive Oral and Maxillofacial services to the Hunter Region and has an interest in all aspects of her specialty, including the management of head and neck cancer and reconstructive surgery, facial trauma, salivary gland pathology, dentoalveolar pathology including surgical removal of wisdom teeth, oral pathology, skin cancer both simple and complex, TMJ dysfunction, implantology and corrective jaw surgery.
Dr Tan-Gore holds a Consultant position at the John Hunter Hospital, a tertiary-referral centre in Newcastle, NSW, where she is also the Supervisor of Training for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training Scheme. She operates at several private hospitals in the Hunter Region.
She has a special interest in both the ablative and reconstructive surgical management of oral cancer, salivary gland pathology and advanced skin cancer. She values the team-based approach to Head and Neck Cancer management. This enables various specialists, nursing staff and allied health staff to contribute their particular area of expertise to patient care. She firmly believes that patients and their families should be actively engaged and empowered as part of this team during treatment.
Dr Tan-Gore trained at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse in Sydney, completing a Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery as part of the Sydney Head and Neck Cancer Institute program. During her Fellowship, she trained with Head and Neck, General, Ear Nose Throat and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, gaining valuable experience in all aspects of Head and Neck surgery including the management of oral cavity cancer, advanced skin cancer, melanoma and salivary gland pathology. She developed a special interest in the reconstructive management of complex Head and Neck conditions and is trained in microvascular free-flap reconstructive surgery.
She also has an interest in TMJ dysfunction and pathology, completing a Residency in TMJ surgery with the University of Maryland, USA. She aims to provide patients with progressive and comprehensive TMJ dysfunction treatment from minimally invasive TMJ arthroscopic surgery to TMJ replacement surgery.
Dr Tan-Gore graduated with an MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) and a BDSc (Bachelor of Dental Science) from the University of Queensland. She completed surgical training in the Northern Territory, Queensland and New Zealand before attaining her Fellowship with the RACDS (OMS).
Eileen is happily settled in Newcastle with her husband Darryl and enjoys spending time in or on the ocean. She tries her best to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours.
For enquiries and appointments, please contact:
Ph: 02 4036 3041
Fax: 61 2 4006 3882
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