Chris completed his medical degree at Monash University in 1991. After an internship and residency in Melbourne, he undertook his formal ENT training at the Royal Hobart Hospital, the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and Monash Medical Centre.
Having obtained Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2002, Chris moved to the USA. He worked at the University of Iowa to further specialise in the discipline of rhinology; disorders of the nose and sinuses. He completed a twelve month fellowship that involved basic science research and evaluation of the medical and surgical treatment options for patients with chronic sinusitis. This research was presented at international conferences and published in peer reviewed medical journals.
Upon returning to Australia, Chris has remained focused on patients with nasal and sinus conditions. His continual commitment to his patients involves ongoing research in treatment options for patients with nasal polyps and chronic sinusitis. He also been involved in coordinating several sinus courses for trainee surgeons at Melbourne University.
He currently has a public appointment in the Rhinology Unit at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital as well as being a trainee supervisor for the up and coming surgeons. Chris consults privately at East Melbourne, Cabrini Brighton and Knox Private.
Outside of work Chris has been a lacrosse player for many years and represented his country at the World Games in 1994. More recently, Chris has turned his attention to lacrosse refereeing and has refereed in the European, Asian and World Lacrosse Games. His other passions include surfing and golf.