Dr. Hobbs was first appointed as a Consultant with Western Health in Melbourne in 2009. He has been practising in Singapore since 2011. His past appointments include Consultant in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Chief of the Head & Neck Cancer service, Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, and Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. As well as Ministry of Health board certification to practice as an ENT surgeon in Singapore, he has been on the General Medical Council’s Specialist Register in the UK since 2008. He joined the team at The ENT Clinic at Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre in 2017. He is a Visiting Consultant at Nobel ENT, Head Neck & Thyroid Surgery Centre at Mount Alvernia Hospital and at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where he continues to run a cancer clinic and attend the weekly tumour board.
Dr. Hobbs' clinical interests include laryngology (swallowing & airway problems, voice disorders and chronic cough), thyroid and parathyroid surgery, head & neck cancer, ENT problems associated with SCUBA diving, and paediatric ENT. Since being in Singapore, he has continued to develop his skills in head and neck surgery by completing advanced training in transoral robotic surgery (TORS) and robotic thyroidectomy in Hong Kong and South Korea. He was subsequently part of the first team to perform TORS at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He is also a fully accredited and trained in Laser surgery, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Coblation techniques and Sialoendoscopy.
He is highly committed to research and teaching. He has published widely on all aspects of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery and has presented academic papers in the Australia, Canada, Europe, USA and the UK. He has won several prizes for his research including the ENT UK/Clinical Otolaryngology Review Prize, The Xomed-Treace Prize from the Otolaryngological Research Society and Section of Laryngology & Rhinology Research Prize from The Royal Society of Medicine. During his time in Australia, he was in charge of undergraduate otolaryngology teaching at the Western Hospital Campus of the University of Melbourne and was shortlisted for Tutor of the Year Award. Whilst at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, he founded and chaired the Head and Neck Oncology Research Group, and set up a successful research collaboration with Nanyang Technological University. He was also Head & Neck Lead for the Singapore National Healthcare Group Residency training program in ENT. He has taught on several international ENT courses in Australia and Southeast Asia, and was co-director of the Multidisciplinary Airway Rescue Simulation Training (MARST) course at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.