Dr Navin Niles
Conjoint Senior Lecturer

Dr Navin Niles


Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

Associate Professor Niles is an accomplished Endocrine and Head & Neck Surgeon specialising in thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and salivary gland surgery. He is a full member of the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons and Australia and New Zealand Endocrine Surgeons. He is on the International Organising Faculty of the 2nd and 3rd World Congress of Thyroid Cancer.

He is the head of translational research in thyroid and head & neck cancer at the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research and Western Sydney University. He has a keen interest in teaching and is the supervisor of surgical training for the southern rotation for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

He received his medical degree from the University of New South Wales and undertook basic surgical training at Royal Prince Alfred hospital. Advanced surgical training was based at Liverpool Hospital. He received his Fellowship to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons followed by two further years of post-graduate training in Endocrine and Head & Neck Surgery.

Having pioneered robot-assisted thyroid surgery in Australia, he is the most experienced surgeon in the removal of the thyroid with no neck incision. He has set the benchmark in scar-less neck thyroid surgery. This allows him to offer patients a wider spectrum of care from the traditional open thyroid/parathyroid operations to minimally invasive and scarless neck surgery. Most importantly this gives patients more autonomy and greater choice. He performs over 400 endocrine procedures annually.

+61-2-9810 9839
Suite 2, Level 4 24-40 Bigge Street LIVERPOOL NSW 2170 AUSTRALIA
  • Book Chapters | 2015
    Wykes J; Clark J; Niles NN, 2015, 'The Role of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Non-melanoma Skin Cancer of the Head and Neck', in Riffat F; Palme C; Veness M (ed.), Non-melanoma Skin Cancer of the Head and Neck, Springer, pp. 83 - 91, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-81-322-2497-6_7
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Ham J; Wang B; Po JW; Singh A; Niles N; Lee CS, 2021, 'Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) in thyroid papillary carcinoma: Molecular networks and interactions', Journal of Clinical Pathology, vol. 74, pp. 759 - 765, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jclinpath-2020-207357
    Journal articles | 2021
    Singh A; Ham J; Po JW; Niles N; Roberts T; Lee CS, 2021, 'The genomic landscape of thyroid cancer tumourigenesis and implications for immunotherapy', Cells, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cells10051082
    Journal articles | 2020
    Aghajani MJ; Yang T; Schmitz U; James A; McCafferty CE; de Souza P; Niles N; Roberts TL, 2020, 'Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition and its association with PD-L1 and CD8 in thyroid cancer', Endocrine Connections, vol. 9, pp. 1028 - 1041, http://dx.doi.org/10.1530/EC-20-0268
    Journal articles | 2020
    Papanikolas M; Sarkar A; Bassan M; Niles N, 2020, 'Laparoscopic trans-gastric endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography during emergent cholecystectomy after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: novel techniques for choledocholithiasis', ANZ Journal of Surgery, vol. 90, pp. 912 - 914, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ans.15409
    Journal articles | 2019
    Aghajani MJ; Cooper A; McGuire H; Jeffries T; Saab J; Ismail K; de Souza P; Bray V; Fazekas de St Groth B; Niles N; Roberts TL, 2019, 'Pembrolizumab for anaplastic thyroid cancer: a case study', Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy, vol. 68, pp. 1921 - 1934, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00262-019-02416-7
    Journal articles | 2019
    Aghajani MJ; Roberts TL; Yang T; McCafferty CE; Caixeiro NJ; DeSouza P; Niles N, 2019, 'Elevated levels of soluble pd-l1 are associated with reduced recurrence in papillary thyroid cancer', Endocrine Connections, vol. 8, pp. 1040 - 1051, http://dx.doi.org/10.1530/EC-19-0210
    Journal articles | 2019
    Papanikolas MJ; Sarkar A; Kandiah S; Niles N, 2019, 'Suprapubic penetrating abdominal trauma - defining peritoneal breach and choices in operative intervention', JOURNAL OF SURGICAL CASE REPORTS, vol. 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jscr/rjz336
    Journal articles | 2018
    Aghajani M; Graham S; McCafferty C; Shaheed CA; Roberts T; Desouza P; Yang T; Niles N, 2018, 'Clinicopathologic and Prognostic Significance of Programmed Cell Death Ligand 1 Expression in Patients with Non-Medullary Thyroid Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis', Thyroid, vol. 28, pp. 349 - 361, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/thy.2017.0441
    Journal articles | 2018
    Aghajani MJ; Yang T; McCafferty CE; Graham S; Wu X; Niles N, 2018, 'Predictive relevance of programmed cell death protein 1 and tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte expression in papillary thyroid cancer', Surgery (United States), vol. 163, pp. 130 - 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.surg.2017.04.033
    Journal articles | 2018
    Lai K; Matthews S; Wilmott JS; Killingsworth MC; Yong JL; Caixeiro NJ; Wykes J; Samakeh A; Forstner D; Lee M; McGuinness J; Niles N; Hong A; Ebrahimi A; Lee CS, 2018, 'Differences in LC3B expression and prognostic implications in oropharyngeal and oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma patients', BMC Cancer, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12885-018-4536-x
    Journal articles | 2017
    Lai K; Killingsworth M; Matthews S; Caixeiro N; Evangelista C; Wu X; Wykes J; Samakeh A; Forstner D; Niles N; Hong A; Lee CS, 2017, 'Differences in survival outcome between oropharyngeal and oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma in relation to HPV status', Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine, vol. 46, pp. 574 - 582, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jop.12535
    Journal articles | 2017
    Lai K; Matthews S; Wilmott J; Killingsworth M; Caixeiro N; Wykes J; Samakeh A; Forstner D; Niles N; Hong A; Lee CS, 2017, 'High LC3C expression correlates with poor survival in oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma patients', Pathology, vol. 49, pp. S141 - S142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pathol.2016.09.060
    Journal articles | 2017
    Smith RK; Wykes J; Martin DT; Niles N, 2017, 'Perforator variability in the anterolateral thigh free flap: a systematic review', Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, vol. 39, pp. 779 - 789, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00276-016-1802-y
    Journal articles | 2016
    Li MKK; Niles N; Gore S; Ebrahimi A; McGuinness J; Clark JR, 2016, 'Social perception of morbidity in facial nerve paralysis', Head and Neck, vol. 38, pp. 1158 - 1163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hed.24299
    Journal articles | 2013
    Vas Nunes J; Clark J; Gao K; Chua EG; Campbell PR; Niles N; Gargya A; Elliott MJ, 2013, 'Prognostic implications of lymph node yield and lymph node ratio in papillary thyroid carcinoma', Thyroid, vol. 23, pp. 811 - 816, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/thy.2012.0460
  • Preprints | 2020
    Aghajani M; Yang T; Schmitz U; James A; McCafferty CE; Souza PD; Niles N; Roberts T, 2020, Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition and its Association with PD-L1 and CD8 T cells in Thyroid Cancer, http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-34509/v1
    Conference Abstracts | 2017
    Lai J; Niles N; Lau N, 2017, 'As clear as mud: An atypical case of primary hyperparathyroidism', in CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY, WILEY, AUSTRALIA, Perth, Vol. 89, pp. 67 - 68, presented at Joint Annual Scientific Meetings of Endocrine-Society-of-Australia (ESA) and Society-for-Reproductive-Biology (SRB), AUSTRALIA, Perth, 27 August 2017 - 30 August 2017, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000436537900151&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

My Research Supervision

PhD x 2 Western Sydney University

ILP x 2 University of New South Wales