MB ChB 2005 Otago; FRACS (Otol) 2017


Dr Earles is a New Zealand and internationally trained specialist Otolaryngologist - Head & Neck Surgeon. Dr Joseph Earles graduated from the University of Otago School of Medicine and completed his specialist training to become a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He subsequently undertook further subspecialty training by completing a fellowship in head and neck surgery at the prestigious Yale University. He is the only surgeon from the southern hemisphere to do so. This fellowship involved training under world-renowned surgeons and concentrated on all aspects of complex head and neck cancer surgery, including advanced reconstruction with microvascular free flaps.

At the end of his fellowship, Dr Earles was appointed as a full-time faculty member and surgeon at Yale University. He had a busy head and neck surgery practice at Yale and was actively involved in research as well as training junior doctors and medical students. Although he greatly enjoyed his work at Yale, it became apparent that New Zealand was the best place to raise children, and he and his family returned to New Zealand in late 2020. He has attended surgical training courses at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Hospital, Columbia University and Harvard University.


Dr Joseph Earles has a particular interest in neck lumps, head and neck cancers and sinus and nasal disorders. 

  • Head and neck cancer
  • Neck lumps including FNAs
  • Salivary gland lumps and disorders
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Mouth and lip lesions
  • Advanced skin cancers
  • Sinusitis
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Voice and swallowing disorders
  • Paediatric ENT
  • General adult ENT
  • Ear disorders

Title or Designation

Otolaryngologist, Head & Neck Surgeon

Post-Fellowship Training

Head and Neck Resection and Microvascular Reconstruction - Yale University


Male / Tāne

Full NZ Registration Date

15 January 2007

Vocational Scope

Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

Contact Details

Mr Joseph Earles is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

Mauranui Clinic, 86 Great South Road, Epsom, Auckland

Private Surgical Services

Southern Cross Gillies Hospital - Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Gillies Hospital