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Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist

Dr. Jo-Lyn McKenzie

MBBS (Hons), B.Pharm (Hons), FRACS (OHNS)
Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist (Otolaryngology)

Visiting hours: Thursdays

3053 3833 for appointments and enquiries

Dr McKenzie is a Queensland-trained ear nose and throat specialist surgeon. After fifteen years of training and fellowship specialty in Head and Neck she is happy to offer her services in private practice to patients in Brisbane. She consults in Spring Hill, Wynnum and Northlakes. Dr McKenzie is a leading adult and paediatric Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon with special skills in advanced Head and Neck Cancer surgery. As well as treating all general child and adult ENT conditions such as glue ear and hearing loss, ear infections, tonsillitis, snoring and sinus problems - her areas of expertise include Thyroid, Head and Neck Cancer. She is appointed as a surgeon at Princess Alexandra and Sunshine Coast University Hospitals and operates privately at St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital. 


Dr McKenzie completed medical school with extensive academic Honours and prizes in Surgery and Medicine. She was on the Dean's Honour List at University of Melbourne and was selected early to training as an Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon choosing to return to her home state of Queensland. Following her ENT training in Brisbane, she attained further subspecialty post-fellowship training at Princess Alexandra Hospital.  She is further extending her training in Rhinology, Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery in London for 2021.


Dr McKenzie has a wealth of experience in children's ear nose throat issues and works as a specialist surgeon at Queensland Children's Hospital where she manages everything from hearing loss and sleep apnoea to complex paediatric tumours and airway problems. Dr McKenzie is a part of the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital team of Head and Neck Surgeons managing complex thryoid, parotid, larynx and neck cancers including very advanced tumours. She assesses and operates on patients with exceptional attention to detail, communication and patient-centred care. This makes her a compassionate and caring doctor who will guide you and your family member through your diagnosis and treatment options. No detail is too small or question is inconsequential. 

Dr McKenzie is a surgeon who specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck.

Area of specialty includes:

  • Thyroid: Dr McKenzie collaborates with endocrinologists and the Royal Brisbane and Women's Thyroid MDT which she attends. This ensures best practice and excellent outcomes for patients with thyroid and parathyroid problems.

  • Pediatrics: Dr McKenzie treats even the smallest members of the family! From premature neonates through to 100 years of age! Ear Nose and Throat health affects us across the lifespan. 

  • Nose Surgery: Dr McKenzie has special skills and interest in sinus and nasal surgery. She performs functional rhinoplasty as well as the full range of sinus and septal surgery. Breathing through your nose is so important to health and so she uses advanced techniques and skills to improve your quality of life. 

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