Dr Craig McCaffer

MBChB, FRCS(Ed), PGCertMed(Ed)

Paediatric Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon

Surgeon ENT Associates


Craig is a UK trained Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck (ORL) surgeon with over fifteen years of experience and advanced training, including a paediatric ORL fellowship at Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland. 

He graduated from the University of Edinburgh Medical School, Scotland in 2009 and completed post-graduate specialist Ear Nose & Throat (ENT) surgical training in Newcastle, England in 2021. He attained the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons examination in 2014, followed by success in the specialty Fellowship examination in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery (ORL-HNS) in 2021. 

Upon completion of his specialist paediatric ORL fellowship at Starship Children’s Hospital he became a consultant paediatric ENT specialist, based at Starship Children’s Hospital. There, his subspeciality interests include paediatric airway compromise, sleep disordered breathing and paediatric head and neck masses. He has a strong interest in medical education, is actively involved in the training and supervision of both medical students and junior doctors and is the Starship paediatric ORL Fellowship co-director.

Having a young family himself, Craig aims to deliver a child friendly, family-centred approach to all aspects of ORL / ENT surgery in children and young adults, offering both office-based care and surgical options at Gilles Hospital. 

Areas of Specialisation

  • Snoring and sleep apnoea in children
  • Recurrent tonsillitis and tonsillectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Glue ear and grommets
  • Paediatric hearing loss 
  • Ear infections
  • Nasal obstruction, rhinitis and sinus problems in children
  • Tongue tie
  • Perforated ear drum
  • Neck lumps
  • Congenital head and neck abnormalities, including branchial and thyroglossal cysts
  • Noisy breathing, stridor and airway disorders in children
  • Laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy
  • Laryngomalacia
  • Paediatric voice problems
  • Pre-auricular sinuses and skin tags
  • Paediatric salivary gland disease


Dr Craig McCaffer

Craig McCaffer