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Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon and Allergist

Dr Bernard Katzen is a Sydney based Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon (Otorhinolaryngology) and Allergist.

Dr Katzen completed his graduate training at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. He then continued to undertake his post graduate training at the University of London, Royal National Ear, Nose & Throat Hospital and in South Africa at the University of Witwatersrand and University of Cape Town.

During his time in South Africa, Dr Katzen held a number of senior hospital appointments including senior consultant at Somerset Hospital in Cape Town which is a teaching hospital and Head of Department at Eben Donges Hospital in Cape Town.

Dr Katzen has been in private practice in Australia since 1979 and has committed himself to providing leading ENT specialist consultancy and surgical services to the community of Sydney’s Southwest.

During his career Dr Katzen has corrected many thousands of ENT conditions. His vast experience has caused him to adapt a holistic approach to patient care and management taking into account all elements of each individual’s lifestyle to properly understand, correctly assess and thereby improve their condition.


“The care and treatment of my patients is of the utmost importance to me. Each patient is treated as an individual person, not just a number or a set of symptoms. My aim is to listen carefully to what they are saying to me, so they feel heard. Achieving a positive outcome for my patients achieves a positive outcome for me as a doctor. After all, my patients are the reason I practice medicine.”


Dr Katzen is a VMO at Sydney Southwest Private Hospital.

Special Interests

  • Allergy 
  • Reconstructive Ear Surgery 
  • Laryngeal Disorders
  • Food Intolerances and Diet of Elimination


  • Australian Medical Association
  • The Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
  • The South African Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery