Sydney Sinus & Allergy Centre

Our Team

Passion. Experience. Diligence.


Dr Larry Kalish

Adult and Paediatric Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon
MBBS (Hons I), MS, MMed(Clin Epi), FRACS

Dr Kalish is a Sydney based Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon and the founder of the Sydney Sinus & Allergy Centre. On a formal visit to some of the worlds foremost centres in Rhinology (sinus surgery), skull base surgery and allergy in Brazil, across the United States of America, London, Oxford and Italy, Larry was exposed to some of the latest and most innovative approaches to disorders of the nose and sinuses. Advancements in technology, understanding of disease processes and a multidisciplinary approach is translating into better outcomes for age-old chronic problems like allergy, sinusitis and numerous tumours of the sinuses and skull base.

Larry now joins a handful of outstanding surgeons in Sydney, dedicated to further advance our knowledge and skill set in dealing with sinus related problems. Larry completed his medical degree at the University of New South Wales with first class honours and after gaining general surgical experience combined his two main interests clinical research and surgery during his combined Surgeon-Scientist training. During this time he acquired a Masters of Medicine from the University of New South Wales for his molecular research at the Garvan Institute in Sydney, as well as a Masters in Medicine in Clinical Epidemiology (medical research and statistics) from the University of Sydney. He completed his fellowship in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and after mini fellowships in Sao Paulo Brazil with Prof Aldo Stamm and in Philadelphia with Dr James Palmer, Alex Chiu and David Kennedy, he visited numerous world renowned Rhinologists, Laryngologists and Allergists including Drs Joseph Jacobs and Milan Amin at NYU, Prof Roy Casiano at University of Miami, Dr Peter Hwang at Stanford University, Prof Valerie Lund at The Royal Throat Noseand Ear in London, Dr Grant Bates at the Oxford Radcliff Hospital and Prof Paulo Castelnouvo in Varese and Milan. Larry then returned to Sydney to take up a position at Concord Hospital in Sydney with a focus on Rhinology, Allergy and Skull Base surgery. He has the opportunity of working side by side with Sydney’s foremost rhinology team headed by Associate Prof Raymond Sacks and is currently setting up the first multidisciplinary clinic for complex sinus and allergy patients with Prof Ronald Walls (Immunologist). Larry also has appointments at Canterbury Public hospital where he performs a range of general ENT surgery and concentrates on paediatric cases as well as numerous appointments in the private sector including St Luke’s Hospital, Prince of Wales Private Hospital, The Hills Private Hospital and Hunters Hill Private hospital. Larry continues to present at numerous national and international meetings and publish widely in peer reviewed journals and has co-authored textbook chapters (see CV pdf).

He is involved in medical student through to post graduate level teaching as well as training courses for other specialists. Larry is passionate about his work and dedicated to his patients (patient testimonials available on request), he believes that the greatest wealth is health and happiness and that means a strong commitment to quality of health (Life). No problem is considered too minor and no symptoms are dismissed without thorough consideration. Through his training and experience Larry can offer the full spectrum of advice and treatment options from alternative and main stream medical therapies through to the most advanced surgical interventions. Larry is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a current member of the Australasian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, the Australasian Rhinological Society, The American Rhinologic Society, the European Rhinologic Society and the Australian Medical Association.



FELLOWSHIP OF ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS in Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery – 2007
MASTERS OF SURGERY – University of New South Wales 2005
MASTERS OF MEDICINE (Clin Epi) with Merit – University of Sydney 2005

COJOINT ASSOCIATE LECTURER – University of New South Wales 2000 - 2003
BACHELOR OF MEDICINE, BACHELOR OF SURGERY (Honours first class) – University of New South Wales 1997

Professional Associations

  • RACS
  • ANZRS (Australia New Zealand Rhinologic Society)
  • ARS (American Rhinologic Society)
  • ERS (European Rhinolgic Sociaety)
  • ASCIA (Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy)
  • AMA (Australian Medical Association)

Area of Practice

  • Aesthetic, Children, Laryngology, Otology, Rhinology


Andy Kilov

Speech Pathologist
B.App.Sc. (Sp.Path.) (Hons I)

Andy qualified from the University of Sydney with first class honours in Speech Pathology. She has published in the area of traumatic brain injury, and continues to actively participate in research projects alongside her clinical work. Her clinical experience is diverse, including private and public hospital work with children and adults who have communication and/ or swallowing disorders. She is very interested in how voice disorders and swallowing difficulties impact on people’s quality of life, and she works collaboratively with Dr Kalish to support and maximize outcomes for their patients during clinic time and throughout the rehabilitation process.



Nikki Martin 

Speech PathologisT
B.App.Sc. (Sp.Path.)

Nikki completed a Bachelor of Science degree (Pharmacology) in 1995 and an Applied Science degree (Speech Pathology) in 2000. She has worked at various teaching hospitals including Royal North Shore, Westmead and Concord Hospitals. She has worked/specialised in ENT and Voice/Head and Neck surgery throughout that time. She also has extensive experience in acute adult care including dysphagia (swallowing), tracheostomy and communication (language and speech) assessment and treatment across every caseload (ICU, Respiratory, Cardiology, Geriatrics, Burns etc).

 In 2003, Nikki initiated and implemented the commencement of the Voice Clinic at Concord Hospital. Nikki received accreditation from the ENT department at Concord Hospital in 2004 to conduct nasendoscopy independently, being one of only a few Speech Pathologists in Australia able to perform the procedure. Nikki was closely involved in the development and establishment of the multi-disciplinary tracheostomy team at Concord Hospital.

Nikki is currently a practising member of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA). Nikki was a member of the Voice Interest Group (VIG) NSW from 2001 until 2007 and also chaired and coordinated the group in 2006. Nikki was a member of the Tracheostomy Discussion and Evidence Based Practice Group from 2004 until 2007, chairing the group in 2006.

 In 2009, Nikki started working in private practice and started her own private practice at the Sydney Sinus and Allergy Centre at the end of that year.  Nikki is a very understanding and empathic therapist, with excellent clinical and counselling skills. She is dedicated to remaining current in her knowledge and keeping abreast of thinking across a wide range of areas in Speech Pathology. As a result, she is able to be flexible in her approach with clients and is skilled at adapting therapy to meet the needs of individual people. Nikki is thrilled to be working at the Sydney Sinus and Allergy Centre and is very focussed on holistic and collaborative patient care.

 Nikki can be contacted on 0410 777 034



Mary Macneil

Practice Manager

Mary has extensive experience in the medical field and brings her management skills to ensure a smooth and friendly encounter for all patients at the Sydney sinus and allergy centre. Mary oversees the day to day running of the practice and strives to make the experience as effortless as possible. With exceptional people skills and a very calm and balanced demeanour, Mary is able to assist with any concerns and is a fantastic resource for many of our patients.