Sydney Sinus & Allergy Centre

Our Team

Passion. Experience. Diligence.


A/Prof Larry Kalish

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

A/Prof Kalish completed his medical degree at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) with first class honours, followed by general surgical and combined Surgeon-Scientist training. He acquired a Masters of Medicine from UNSW for 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.

On completing his FRACS in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery he spent time with some of the worls's foremost Rhinologist (sinus surgeons) and Allergists in Sao Paulo Brazil, across the Unites States of America, London, Oxford UK and Milan, Italy.

He is currently the director of the Sydney Sinus & Allergy Centre, the Head of Department of Concord Hospital ENT department, which is a tertiary referral centre for advanced Rhinology and anterior skullbase surgery and is a VMO at Canterbury Hospital. He is a founding member of East Sydney Private Hospital and is the current chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee. A/Prof Kalish is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and continues to present at numerous national and international meetings as invited faculty and a keynote speaker. He has published widely in peer reviewed journals and has co-authored textbook chapters. He is involved in medical student through to post graduate level teaching as well as training courses for other specialists. He is a past chairperson of ASOHNS NSW, and the current ASOHNS NSW CPD co-ordinator. 




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 Epidemiology) with Merit – University of Sydney 2005
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

  • Adult and Paediatric Rhinology, Allergy, Snoring


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.