Dr Harshita PantDr Pant graduated from the Flinders University of South Australia with her medical degree and undertook specialist surgical training in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck surgery (ENT surgery) with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. During this time, Dr Pant was also awarded a PhD in Rhinology and Immunology from the University of Adelaide. Dr Pant then spent a year at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre in the USA as a fellow and clinical instructor in minimally invasive skull base surgery, rhinology and allergy.

Dr Pant has an interest in managing patients with nose, sinus and allergic diseases and children with ENT problems. She has a unique understanding of the influence of microbes (bacteria, fungi and viruses) and patient’s immune system in chronic sinusitis and has extensive training in the medical and surgical treatment of nose and sinus problems. Her philosophy for medically treating nose and sinus diseases is to firstly understand the underlying reasons for her patient’s symptoms so that an individualised and step-by-step rational approach to medical therapy can be instituted. She reviews her patient’s treatment progress regularly with an explanation of their progress based on symptom scores and examination findings. Sinus surgery is considered when medical treatment fails to relieve sinus disease. In some situations, surgical treatment may be considered earlier if a patient presents with a complication of sinusitis, or findings that require urgent surgical treatment or a biopsy.

Dr Pant specialises in advanced endoscopic sinus surgery and skull base surgery in both adult and paediatric patients, using minimally invasive endonasal (through the nose) approaches.

Dr Pant is a staff specialist consultant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and a senior lecturer at the University of Adelaide. She has an active teaching and research career at the University of Adelaide. Dr Pant has presentations both nationally and internationally, and has significant publications on sinus and skull base surgery, and sinus inflammation, including nasal polyps and allergic fungal sinusitis. Dr Pant is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, member of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Australasian Rhinology Society, American Rhinology Society, North American Skull Base Society and American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery.

She is married and has 3 young children.

  • Sinus and allergy treatments
  • Nose and advanced sinus surgery
  • Paediatric ENT
  • Minimally invasive skull base surgery
  • Functional rhinoplasty

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Australian Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
University of Adelaide