Dr Cameron Altmann

Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon

About Dr Altmann

Dr Altmann is an experienced Townsville based Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon providing a contemporary, gentle and caring approach to adults and children from Townsville and North Queensland undergoing surgery of the Ear, Nose and Throat for the past 20 years.

While offering surgery for all Ear, Nose and Throat conditions he is particularly focussed on paediatric (children’s) ENT Surgery as well as sinus and nose surgery including rhinoplasty with many of his referrals coming from other ENT Surgeons.

Dr Altmann also specialises in parotidectomy and enjoys the intricate challenges involved in preserving the facial nerve when removing Parotid gland tumours, whether in superficial or deep gland and whether primary or revision surgery.

Dr Altmann strives to achieve optimum surgical outcomes for all of his patients and aims for the least painful postoperative course with gentle surgical technique and copious use of Local Anaesthetic while the patient is under General Anaesthesia.


Graduating from medical school at the University of Queensland in Brisbane with First Class Honours Dr Altmann was awarded the University Medal. He completed his ENT training in Queensland and after working in Townsville for 4 years during his training fell in love with Townsville’s people, lifestyle and ocean, always vowing to return. He settled permanently in Townsville and began Private Ear, Nose and Throat Surgical practice in 2000.

Dr Altmann regularly attends ENT Surgical meetings and courses, has published in prestigious surgical journals and is co-convenor of an international medical conference for colleagues from General Practice and other Specialties with over 100 delegates each year.

If you are travelling long distances to visit Dr Altmann and think you, your partner or child may require surgery then please let our receptionist, Bev know as we can often book to see remote patients on one day with a tentative booking for Ear, Nose or Throat Surgery on the next day to save at least one long return trip.


  • Fellowship Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck Surgery) Jan 2000.
  • MBBS (Hons 1st class), University Medal, University of Queensland 1988.

Relevant Work

  • 2000 to current. Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck Surgeon in full time private practice Townsville, Qld, Australia.

Current Visiting Medical Officer with full accreditation:

  • Townsville University Hospital
  • Mater Hospital Townsville
  • Deadly Ears Program (Qld Aboriginal ENT Outreach)
  • Contractor to Australian Defence Force

Memberships and Registration

  • Member of Australian Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgeons.
  • Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons with continuing professional development up to date.
  • Qld Public Health Licensing Unit current laser licence 810126-5624241U for Surgical procedures-otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.
  • Member of Avant Medical Defence.
  • AHPRA General and Specialist (Otolaryngology-head and neck surgery) registration current with no conditions, restrictions or undertakings now or previously.
  • AHPRA registration number MED 0001377638


  • Member of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Specialty Surgical Sciences Exam (OHNS SSE) standards setting panel.
  • Voluntary committee member and co-convenor of Society of Neuromuscular Science (Not for Profit Organisation founded in 1974) annual medical conferences Niseko and Kiroro, Japan.


  • Skiing – snow and water
  • Kite Surfing
  • Fishing and Spearfishing
  • Ocean Swimming
  • Tennis

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