Associate Professor Andrew Whyte

Associate Professor Andrew Whyte


Andrew (Andy) is uniquely qualified in Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology and General Radiology. He completed his undergraduate dental degree with honours from the University of Birmingham in 1975 and graduated from the University of Wales Medical School in 1982, being awarded the Gold Medal for top undergraduate candidate from both Universities. Before commencing radiology training Andy worked in general dental practice and undertook 3 years training in oral and maxillofacial surgery in Wales, London and San Francisco. He commenced his radiology training in Wales in 1984, and was the first candidate to obtain the Diploma in Dental Radiology of the Royal College of Radiologists in 1985. He undertook a MRI fellowship at UCLA and completed his radiology training 1989 when he moved with his family to Adelaide, South Australia. Andy held several Senior Consultant and Visiting Specialist Radiologist positions at all the major teaching hospitals in Adelaide including Radiologist to the Head & Neck Cancer Clinic at Royal Adelaide Hospital and the Craniofacial Unit at Adelaide’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital. He also worked in private practice. He moved to Western Australia in 1998 and joined Perth Radiological Clinic as a Partner. He was also a Visiting Radiologist at Royal Perth Hospital until 2002 and Radiologist to the Department of ENT and Head & Neck Surgery at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital until 2010. From 2006-2019 Andy was Clinical Associate Professor to the Departments of Surgery and Pathology at the University of Western Australia and the Lions Hearing Institute. Currently he is Associate Professor at UWA’s Dental School and OHCWA, as well as Associate Professor in Medicine and Radiology at the University of Melbourne.


Head and neck radiology, dental & maxillofacial radiology, thyroid & parathyroid disease, MRI

Fellowship Training

University of California, San Francisco: Oral and maxillofacial surgery
University of California, Los Angeles: Head and neck radiology

Hospital Appointments (past & present)

Lecturer in Dental Radiology & Oral Medicine, University of Wales (1978–1981)
Consultant Radiologist, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide (1989–1990)
Visiting Specialist, Flinders Medical Centre, South Australia (1990–1998)
Radiologist to the Craniofacial Unit, Women & Children’s Hospital, Adelaide (1990–1998)
Consultant Radiologist, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth (1998–2001)
Honorary Visiting Radiologist, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth (2005 onwards)

Professional Appointments

Editorial Board, RANZCR
Convenor, Dental & Maxillofacial Subspecialty Group, RANZCR
Radiologist to Lions Hearing Institute, Perth
Head and Neck Representative, Council member ANZSNR
Associate Professor in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Melbourne (2016 – current)

Recent Publications

Opaque Maxillary Antrum: A Pictorial Review. Whyte A, Chapeikin G. Australasian Radiology 49(3): 203-213, 2005.
Dental Panoramic Tomography: An Approach for the General Radiologist. Boeddinghaus R, Whyte A. Australasian Radiology 50(6): 526-533, 2006.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Evaluation of TMJ Disc Displacement: A Review of 144 Cases. Whyte A et al. Inst. J. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 35(8): 696-703, 2006.
Current Concepts in Maxillofacial Imaging. Boeddinghaus R, Whyte A. EJR 66 396-418, 2008.

Recent Presentations to Conferences/Scientific Meetings

Convener of the ANZSNR meeting in the Hunter Valley, April 2016
Guest speaker at the Australian Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP) in Sydney April 2016
Guest speaker at the British Society of Head and Neck Imaging (BSHNI) in London July 2016
Co-convenor academic program for the Australian Osseointegration Society (AOS) Perth May 2016

Current Research Projects

Frontal Recess Air Cells.
Ultrastructure of the Cochlear – evaluation by 3T MRI.
CBCT: Imaging Guidelines and Accreditation.
MSc Thesis in conjunction with Dr J P McInerney, University of London, UK.