Dr Anthony Maloof
Dr Anthony Maloof specialises in advanced Cornea and Oculoplastic surgery, or in layman’s terms, surgery of the Eyes and Face. After receiving a medical degree and basic medical training at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Dr Maloof obtained a Masters in Biomedical Engineering at UNSW, and then became the last trainee of the late Professor Fred Hollows. Finishing specialty training at a young age, Dr Maloofs unique holistic approach has arisen from spending 3 years in England obtaining advanced surgical skills in the traditionally separate fields of Cornea and Oculoplastic Surgery. On return to Australia in 2000, Dr Maloof was immediately appointed to run the surgical services in the Ophthalmic department at Westmead hospital where he transformed the training of registrars and the outpatient service to Western Sydney. From 2014, Dr Maloof continued training specialists at the Prince of Wales Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital and receives referrals from many of the current practicing specialists who he trained.
When it comes to surgery of the Eyes and Face, Dr Maloof is conservatively aggressive: he is not afraid of complex procedures, but careful to select the procedure that is right for the individual. Sometimes conjoint care with other disciplines like ENT, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, and Endocrinology is required. Being unafraid to question the limits of current surgical thinking has given Dr Maloof a reputation as a fixer, lateral thinker and leader in advancing surgical techniques. Dr Maloofs advice is clearly structured, tailored to the needs of the individual, and with over 20 years of specialty experience, direct in telling patients when surgery is unlikely to provide benefit. Dr Maloof is skilled in providing a diagnosis, options for treatment, and most importantly, putting in the time to ensure you understand.
Dr Maloof has been called arrogant, a label applied to anyone who dares speak differently to or question the mainstream narrative, and that includes the surgical narrative. Dr Maloof has spent years accumulating experience and competence in his subspecialty fields, which he practices exclusively and which give him an expanded surgical toolkit to offer specialized and customized surgical treatments. Dr Maloof happily accepts any label that anyone wants to use as long as it accurately reflects this practice.
Outside of practice, Dr Maloof is a committee member of the state branch at the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists, and Liaison member with the Royal Australian College of Surgeons. He constantly tests his skills on himself by track riding superbikes, diving, trekking and salt water fly-fishing.