Dr Bryan C. Mendelson FRCSE FRACS FACSl
Professor Wayne Morrison AM MD BS FRACS
Professor G. Ian Taylor AO MBBS FRACS
Cleft Lip and Palate
Head and Neck
History of Plastic Surgery and Military Surgery
Melanoma and Skin Cancer
PRS Board of Training
Technology and Preoperative Investigations/Imaging
Dr Bryan C. Mendelson FRCSE FRACS FACS
Dr Bryan C. Mendelson is in private practice at The Centre for Facial Plastic Surgery in Melbourne Australia. He graduated from Monash University Medical School, Melbourne, and Interned at the Alfred Hospital Melbourne. Dr Mendelson trained in general surgery and plastic surgery at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota USA for six years and is certified by the American Board of Surgery and The American Board of Plastic Surgery. This was followed by a fellowship at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery in New York under Doctors Converse, Rees and Aston. Dr Mendelson is known for his contributions on the surgical anatomy of the face. His several important anatomical findings are published in a series of classic papers, on the Surgical Anatomy of the Temple, the retaining ligaments of the orbit and Prezygomatic Space, the Surgical Anatomy of the Mid Cheek as well as the Surgical Anatomy of the Premasseter space and the Jowl. The terms Prezygomatic space and Premasseter spaces were introduced as well as the important surgical concept of Facial Spaces, which is now beginning to be appreciated by plastic surgeons. This anatomical based approach to Aesthetic Surgery has led to numerous invitations to teach and lecture at teaching Courses and Congresses overseas. Dr Mendelson is a Past President of ISAPS, The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. In Australia he served on the Council of ASAPS for six years and delivered the Second ASAPS ORATION in 2007. Dr. Mendelson is one of the founding members and Head of the Faculty of the Melbourne Advanced Facial Anatomy Course (MAFAC). www.mafac.com.au. He has performed live surgical demonstration of his anatomical based, Limited Dissection Composite Facelift on 15 occasions. Live Surgical Demonstrations were performed in Thailand, Spain x 2, Canada, USA x 2, United Kingdom, Turkey, Brazil, Germany, Italy x 2, Taipei and Russia.
Professor Wayne Morrison AM MD BS FRACS
Wayne Morrison is Professorial Fellow in the Department of Surgery at the University of Melbourne and Honorary Professor, Australian Catholic University. He recently retired as Director of the O’Brien Institute. He was formerly the Hugh Devine Professor of Surgery, University of Melbourne and Head of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at St Vincent's Hospital. He continues as a member of the department. He has had a distinguished career in Plastic Surgery especially in Reconstructive Microsurgery and Hand surgery and is currently very involved in research related to Tissue Engineering. His special interest is Adipogenesis, the study of fat tissue growth. He has been president of international and national societies of Hand and of Microsurgery. He is co-author of the book Reconstructive Microsurgery and has contributed multiple chapters and written more than 300 articles. He is a recipient of the John Mitchell Crouch scholarship, the Sims travelling professor (Royal College of Surgeons), the B.K. Rank Professorship for the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Prince Henry’s Medal (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons). He has been awarded with honorary fellowships, memberships and named lectures and in 2016 was nominated a Pioneer in Hand Surgery by the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand. Professor Morrison was awarded an AM in 2000.
Professor G. Ian Taylor AO , MBBS FRACS
G. Ian Taylor AO, MD, FRACS, FRCS, FACS (Hon), FRCSE (Hon), FRCSI (Hon), FRCSC (Hon) Ian Taylor qualified MBBS in 1968, was admitted FRACS in 1968 in General Surgery, trained in Plastic Surgery in Bristol UK 1970-1971, and was admitted FRCS England 1970. He was Head of the Plastic Unit at The Royal Melbourne Hospital from 1992-2001 and since 1999 appointed Honorary Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience at The University of Melbourne where he has supervised more than 120 research fellows from 23 countries.
He was elected President of I.S.R.M. 1988-1991 and President of the International Society of Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery in 1999.
Ian has published 230 papers and received 68 awards and honors in Australia, USA, India, Japan, China, France, The United Kingdom, Austria, Germany and Canada. On 19 February 1999, he was admitted as Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) in the Australia Day Honors list “for service to medicine in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery and the transfer of living bone grafts by utilizing microvascular techniques”. He was elected to The Royal Melbourne Hospital’s Research Hall of Fame in June 2016.
He has been involved in pioneering work publishing The Free Flap with Rollin Daniel 1973, The Free Vascularized Fibula 1975, Vascularized Nerve 1976, Vascularized Tendon 1979 and the DCIA Iliac Bone Flap 1979. Ian’s surgical experience is based on the detailed study of the blood supply of the skin and underlying tissues of both the donor graft and the recipient site leading to the Angiosome Concept which is summarized in his recent 2 Volume Text published in November 2013, entitled The Angiosome Concept and Tissue Transfer. It has been stated “that he is to vascular surgery what Global Positioning is to navigation”.
Ian is a passionate, but not always accurate fly fisherman, photographer and with his gorgeous wife Claudette a very keen gardener, parent of three children and grandparent of five.
Professor Mark Ashton MBBS MD FRACS
Professor Mark Ashton is Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Melbourne and past Head of Plastic Surgery at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is on the Executive Council of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and is an Invited Editor for The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal in America. Professor Ashton is Director of the Taylor Research Lab within the Anatomy Department of the University of Melbourne and is Chair of the Surgical Committee for Interplast, a not for profit charity providing Plastic Surgery to the Asia Pacific region. Professor Ashton has published six book chapters and over 200 articles on Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in peer reviewed national and international journals. Professor Ashton specializes in cosmetic surgery (such as breast augmentation), along with reconstructive breast surgery (such as surgery following cancer surgery and breast reduction) and facial aesthetic surgery. His website is https://www.ashtonplasticsurgery.com.au and his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Mark Lee MBBS FRACS
Dr Mark Lee MBBS FRACS (Plastic Surgery) is a Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with a major interest in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. Dr Lee grew up in Perth and attended Medical School at the University of Western Australia achieving distinctions and prizes in both medicine and surgery. Dr Lee’s internship, residency and basic surgical training were undertaken at Royal Perth Hospital, followed by five years of plastic surgery training. After completing his plastic surgery training requirements Dr Lee spent 12 months in an advanced fellowship position in Oxford (United Kingdom), which included teaching undergraduates at Trinity College, University of Oxford. Dr Lee has been in private practice since 2002. Dr Lee spent three years in the role of Head of Department of Plastic Surgery at Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital, with admitting rights and accreditation at Royal Perth, Princess Margaret and Fremantle Hospitals.
Dr Lee’s other appointments include:
• Previous Head of Department of Plastic Surgery, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital 2008-2011
• Western Australian Melanoma Advisory Society Deputy Director
• Skin Cancer Steering Committee member
• Executive Counsellor for Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
• Education Committee Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery
Over the last five years Dr Lee has been heavily involved with national governance and education. He has been elected councillor of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons for the last five years and is Editor-in-Chief of the newly formed Australasian Journal of Plastic Surgery.
Dr Mark Magnusson MBBS FRACS
Dr Mark Magnusson has been a fully qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon since 2000. Current President of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (2016-2018). He works at the Allure Cosmetic Clinic, his private practice in Toowoomba and at the Esteem Medi Spa in Main Beach on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Special interests include all forms of breast surgery, body-contouring, medical education and facial anatomy. As the past Chairman of Education for ASAPS (2013-2016) Dr Magnusson has convened several Australasian Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Rejuvenation Conferences. He is an anatomy tutor on Bryan Mendelson’s MAFAC (Melbourne Advanced Facial Anatomy Course) and convenes an Anatomy & Injecting Workshop specific to non-surgical facial rejuvenation for the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
Research interests presently include breast implant safety and reliable outcomes, Breast Implant Associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma, Breast Device Registries, the anatomical changes of facial ageing and body contouring. Clinical interests include:
- Cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery
- Body-contouring surgery including following Massive Weight Loss
- Facial rejuvenation
- Skin cancer excision and reconstruction
Allure Clinic includes a boutique Non-Surgical Practice incorporating fillers, neurotoxins, non-invasive body contouring, laser/light devices, RF, skin care and beauty therapy. The Esteem Medi Spa has a comprehensive nonsurgical practice including the Esteem Institute of Cosmetic Aesthetics for the training of cosmetic nurse injectors.
Dr Magnusson is the current President of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (2016-2018).
Dr Magnusson is a member of the Editorial Board for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal (ASJ), Aesthetic Section Editor for the new Australasian Journal of Plastic Surgery (AJPS), a reviewer for the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (JPRAS) and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal Global Open (PRS GO).
Dr Magnusson is an active member of:
- Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons,
- Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons,
- American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery,
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons,
- International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery,
- Royal Australasian College of Surgeons,
- Australian Medical Association.
- Dr Magnusson is a consultant to Allergan and a Founding Partner of Strathspey Crown.
Dr Nicola Dean MB ChB FRCS (Eng) PhD FRACS (Plast)
Dr Dean was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and graduated in Medicine from the University of Leeds, UK. At graduation she already had an interest in both Plastic Surgery and Research. Throughout her career she has endeavored to develop excellence in services to patients and bring scientific research to plastic surgical practice. She moved to Australia in 1998 with her Australian husband, and completed a PhD on a topic relating to post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. She finished Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training in 2007. Since becoming a specialist, she has developed a dedicated breast reconstruction clinic for women who have had breast cancer and has this as her main area of research. She also has research interests in patient-reported outcomes measures and health services research. She has recently been involved in editing the Breast Section of the new Oxford Textbook of Plastic Surgery with Prof. Rod Cooter and supervises PhD students in the areas of outcomes measurement research. Position/s: Senior Lecturer / Head of Department, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Phone: work+61 8 82045213 Email: Nicola.Dean@sa.gov.au Location: School of Medicine (5A:210) Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
Professor Fiona Wood AM FRACS
Winthrop Professor Fiona Wood is a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon specialising in the field of burn care, trauma and scar reconstruction. Fiona is the Director of the WA Burns Service of Western Australia and a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Princess Margaret Hospital and Fiona Stanley Hospital. Her research through the Burn Injury Research Unit UWA and the Fiona Wood Foundation is focused on scarless healing. In bringing basic science to the bedside the aim is to build a unique capacity to facilitate direct research collaborations between researchers and practitioners across basic science, population health, clinical care and clinical outcomes. Fiona has also been involved in a number of education and disaster response programmes associated with her interest in burns and has presented and published a variety of papers over the years. Fiona and Marie Stoner, co-founders of Clinical Cell Culture, now Avita Medical, won the 2005 Clunies Ross Award for their contributions to Medical Science in Australia. Fiona received the honour of being named Australian of the Year in 2005.
Dr David Gillett FRACS
Dr David Gillett grew up and attended medical school in Sydney. He commenced training in Paediatric Surgery at the Camperdown Children's Hospital and Westmead Hospital in Sydney. David then transferred to train as a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Sydney and Perth obtaining his FMCS in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1991. David completed a Fellowship in Orthognathic Surgery and Facial Aesthetic Surgery in Sydney followed by two years of post fellowship training in Cleft and Craniomaxillofacial Surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.
ln 1994 David returned to Perth. Since that time he has worked in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department at Princess Margaret Hospital and in his private practice. David was the Head of Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery between 1995 and 2007. David has been the Chairman of the Craniomaxillofacial Unit since 1995 and Chairman of the Cleft Lip and Palate Unit since 2006. David is currently the Supervisor of Paediatric Plastic Surgical Training at Princess Margaret Hospital. David has been the President of the Australasian Cleft Lip & Palate Association since 2005 and was the President of the Asia Pacific Cleft Palate Craniofacial Congress between 2007 and 2011. David is a founding member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons.
David's private practice focuses mainly on functional and cosmetic Rhinoplasty, Genioplasty, Functional and Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery, Facial Rejuvenation and Aesthetic Breast Surgery. David specialises in the investigation and surgical management of speech disorders particularly related to cleft palate. David also performs facial contour surgery in combination with an Orthodontist for cleft related malocclusions and other facial asymmetries/dysharmonies.
- Fellow RACS Plastic Surgery FRACS 1991
- Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
- Australasian Cleft Lip & Palate Association
- American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- lnternational Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
- Australian and New Zealand Society of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery
- Western Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
Dr Broughton Snell MBBS FRACS
Mr Broughton Snell is a fully qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon having completed his fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Mr Snell undertook his basic training in major centres in both New South Wales and Victoria with training in General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery, Transplant Surgery and Trauma Surgery. Mr Snell completed his advanced training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in South Australia, where he was trained in Craniofacial Surgery, Hand Surgery, Microsurgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Breast Reconstruction and Aesthetic Surgery.
After receiving his qualification Mr Snell began training in the area of Craniomaxillofacial surgery, completing this training in world renowned centres across Australia and the United States. During this time in the US, he was the Craniofacial Fellow at the Seattle Children’s Hospital and Harborview Medical Centre in Seattle, Washington.
In addition to his clinical skills, Mr Snell has been an active academic surgeon with a special interest in adult facial trauma. Prior to completing his medical degree at the University of Sydney, Mr Snell completed a Bachelor of Science in which he was awarded first class honours for his research into brainstem physiology.
Dr Michael Findlay FRACS
Dr David McCombe FRACS MD MBBS
David McCombe grew up near Warracknabeal in country Victoria. He graduated from the University of Melbourne Medical School in 1990, trained at St.Vincents Hospital and obtained his fellowship in Plastic Surgery in 1999. Following completion of the training programme, David completed a Hand and Upper Limb Surgery Fellowship with the Victorian Hand Surgery Associates and a Microsurgery research fellowship at the Bernard OBrien Institute of Microsurgery. In 2002, he commenced a fellowship at St James University Hospital, Leeds, UK with Professor Simon Kay. David returned to Melbourne and commenced practice in June 2003. He has Consultant appointments at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne and the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. He is in private practice with the Victorian Hand Surgery Associates based at St.Vincents Private Hospital. David’s areas of clinical interest are Adult and Children’s Hand Surgery, Peripheral nerve and Brachial Plexus surgery and Reconstructive Microsurgery. He is a member of the Hand and Wrist Biomechanics Lab based at the O’Brien Institute at St Vincents. He is currently the chair of the AHSS PFET committee.
Associate Professor Sydney Ch’ng MD PhD FRACS
Associate Professor Sydney Ch’ng is a fully qualified Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon. She is one of a few surgeons fully trained in both Plastic Surgery and Head & Neck Surgery. Her current work includes cancer surgery (head & neck cancer, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers), reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery, and academic work as Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Sydney.
Dr Sydney Ch’ng studied medicine at the University of Melbourne. During her surgical training, she participated in the Surgeon Scientist Program through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). She performed two years of fulltime research into the biology of skin cancers, publishing many scientific papers, and presenting her research at both national and international conferences. Dr Ch’ng won a number of awards including the Young Investigator Award presented by the Australian and New Zealand Head & Neck Cancer Society (ANZHNCS), Best Proffered Paper at the ANZHNCS Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM), the Louis Barnett Prize for best free paper at the RACS (NZ) ASM, and Best Scientific Poster at the RACS Annual Scientific Congress. This research culminated in the awarding of a PhD, and resulted in changes to global guidelines for the management of skin cancers. Following this, Dr Ch’ng completed training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, obtaining Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). She undertook further training in Head & Neck Surgery at the Sydney Head & Neck Cancer Institute and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. This allowed her to gain extensive experience in both resection and reconstructive surgery for all types of head and neck benign and malignant (cancer) pathology.
Dr Ch’ng then completed a fellowship specialising in Adult Craniomaxillofacial (Facial Trauma and Facial Cosmetic) Surgery at the renowned Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan, working with world leaders in this field. Subsequently, Dr Ch’ng went to the premier cancer hospital in USA, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, as an international fellow on the highly competitive American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery Program. There she learnt the latest techniques in cancer surgery such as advanced microsurgery, robotic surgery, and lymphoedema surgery. Dr Ch’ng’s practice is based at Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) Hospital, the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, the Melanoma Institute of Australia, and the Mater Hospital. She collaborates with experts in medical oncology, radiation oncology, pathology, and allied health when caring for head & neck cancer and melanoma patients. Her interests include facial skin cancers (especially those involving the ear, nose, eyelids and lips), advanced skin cancers requiring complex reconstruction following resection with a focus on obtaining the best cosmetic outcome and restoring function, surgery for parotid tumours (including nerve integrity monitoring and mini-facelift incisions), and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). In addition to her clinical work, Dr Ch’ng is Associate Professor of Surgery at the Institute of Academic Surgery, University of Sydney. She is the Research Lead for Plastic Surgery at RPA. She has authored numerous scientific papers and book chapters. In 2015, she was recognised with a significant research honour at the Sydney Local Health District Innovation and Research Symposium. She is actively involved in the supervision and training of local and overseas surgeons, trainees, and medical students.
Associate Professor Hugh Bartholomeusz OAM RFD MBBS (Qld) FRACS
Dr Hugh Bartholomeusz graduated from the University of Queensland in 1976. He undertook further advanced surgical training in plastic surgery at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Royal Brisbane Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide. He is currently the senior plastic surgeon at Greenslopes Private Hospital and has been President of the Queensland Society of Plastic Surgeons and Chairman of the State Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. His appointments have also included the Chairmanship of the Australian Day Surgery Council and past President of the Council of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. His international accomplishments have included World President of the International Air Cadet Exchange Association and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Ambulatory Surgery. He has served as a commissioned officer in the Royal Australian Air Force since 1972 and currently holds the rank of Air Vice-Marshal. He is a former Surgeon General Australian Defence Force Reserves and current Chairman of the Australian Air Force Cadets National Council.
Professor Rodney Cooter MBBS MD FRACS
Professor Rodney Cooter is a plastic surgeon from Adelaide, South Australia. After graduating from The University of Adelaide he undertook a doctoral research program (MD, 1991) with the Australian Craniofacial unit on the topic of Craniofacial Fracture Patterns. His FRACS (Plast) was awarded in 1993 after completing plastic and reconstructive surgical training in Adelaide and Leeds (UK). He is a past Director of Plastic Surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and a past national President of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. Currently he is in private practice in Adelaide and is clinical lead for plastic surgery on the Australian Breast Device Registry (ABDR). He is also an adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University in Melbourne for the ABDR. He is the founder and clinical lead of the International Collaboration of Breast Registry Activities (ICOBRA) and is the Oceania representative on the Board of Directors of the International Confederation of Plastic Surgery Societies (ICOPLAST).
Dr Ramin Shayan FRACS
Professor Christopher Coombs MBBS (Hons) FRACS (Plast)
Professor Chris Coombs trained in Melbourne, Australia in plastic and reconstructive surgery after completing his medical degree through Monash University graduating with Honours. He completed training in Plastic Surgery in 1992 and then was the craniofacial fellow at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. Following this he did further postgraduate studies at Harvard University in Boston and then Toronto Sick Kids in the field of paediatric hand and microvascular surgery. He has particular interests in paediatric hand surgery, microsurgery, and facial palsy. He currently is Chief of the Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne and is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne and currently an examiner in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He has had many leadership roles in training and education including being a past Chairman of the Victorian Board of Plastic Surgery and Deputy Chairman of the Australasian Board of Plastic Surgery for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Dr David Morgan FRACS
Mr David J Morgan is a Melbourne–based Specialist Plastic Surgeon and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is currently the Head of the Faciomaxillary Surgery Unit at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne and is involved in all aspects of the management of acute facial trauma, the correction of secondary facial deformities, and the ongoing management of congenital craniofacial deformities. He is currently the National Chairman of the Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery after having been the Victorian egional Director of Training for five years. In addition, he is also a Council Member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, and on the Board of Surgical Education and Training of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Associate Professor Warren Rozen FRACS
Associate Professor Warren Rozen is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Victoria, Australia. He is an Associate Professor at Monash University and James Cook University, having completed the higher research degrees of both MD and PhD in applied surgical anatomy. Warren sits on the Peninsula Human Research Ethics Committee, and has published over 400 peer reviewed publications, and given over 100 national and international presentations. Warren combines clinical practice with translational research, in his main research fields of clinical anatomy, reconstructive surgery and preoperative imaging.
Associate Professor David Hunter-Smith FRACS
Associate Professor David Hunter-Smith trained in Melbourne, Australia in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery after completing his medical degree through Monash University graduating with Honours. He completed training in Plastic Surgery in 1994 and then was the head & neck cancer and microsurgery fellow at both the Royal Brisbane and Princess Alexandra hospitals in Brisbane, Australia.
David has a diverse surgical experience in reconstructive breast and abdominal surgery, microsurgery, hand surgery (particularly Dupuytrens disease), complex genital reconstruction, surgical research, and medical education.
He holds the academic position of Associate Professor of surgery, Monash University. He is the Deputy Director of Surgery, Director of surgical research, lead physician for the skin multidisciplinary cancer service and senior surgeon for the Peninsula Health Network in Melbourne, Australia.
He examines in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and mentors and trains advanced Plastic surgery trainees.
He has a Masters degree in public health, which has broadened his outlook on surgery as a public health priority, and forms the basis of his approach to clinical research, education and teaching.
His research interests focus around quality of life outcomes and how the implementation of new technology improves the functional performance status of individuals and organizations. He is the supervisor of PhD, BMedSci and Masters of Surgery candidates for Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.