San Assoc Professor Catherine Birman wins 2017 Premier's Award for Woman of the Year.
Associate Professor Catherine Birman is one of the most experienced cochlear implant surgeons in the world. She has performed over 1,000 cochlear implant procedures, helping close to 1,000 NSW residents. A pioneer in the field of cochlear implants for children with complex medical conditions, Catherine currently practices at the Children's Hospital at Westmead, Royal Prince Alfred, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai, Macquarie University and the Sydney Adventist hospitals. In addition to conducting life-changing surgeries, Catherine is also the Medical Director of the SCIC Cochlear Implant Program, a charity providing all aspects of care for patients requiring cochlear implants and implantable hearing devices.
Catherine is also Clinical Associate Professor with the University of Sydney, and Conjoint Professor with Macquarie University. As only the third female Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon to qualify in New South Wales, Catherine's career and charitable works have made her a trail-blazer and inspiring role model for all women.
Video & image courtesy of www.women.nsw.gov.au (Catherine Birman 2nd on right)