Dr Pouria Moradi Biography

Dr Pouria Moradi MBBS BSc (Med) MRCS (Eng) FRACS (plas)

I am a consultant plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon working as a visiting medical officer at Prince of Wales, Royal Women’s and Sydney Childrens’ Hospitals, and an associate lecturer at UNSW Medical School.

Having studied medicine at UNSW as a Sam Cracknell Sport and Academic Scholar, I was then awarded Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2005 and Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgery.

Whilst I trained predominantly in Australia, I have also worked extensively in specialist surgical units in England, Scotland, Belgium and Sweden. The clinical and technical skills I acquired during these four years abroad are invaluable in delivering a high quality surgical service to my patients. Just as importantly, I developed collaborative relationships with some of Europe’s great surgical minds and gained experience working in differing healthcare systems. I continue to work alongside these colleagues developing new ideas, research projects and exchanging information to improve outcomes for my patients.

My specialist interests include microsurgical reconstruction and cosmetic surgery, with the majority of my operative time being spent performing these two disciplines. In fact, I am one of the few plastic surgeons in Sydney who exclusively performs both microsurgical and cosmetic surgery for the breast and face.

On completion of my fellowship in plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery I decided to further my skills and knowledge in these fields by undertaking formal postgraduate subspecialty training.

My first fellowship was at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and academic health science centre which is the largest secondary care provider in the UK. The primary focus of this fellowship was microsurgical reconstruction of the breast, head and neck and lower limb. I have continued this microsurgical work at POW Hospital, as an integral member of the cancer multidisciplinary teams.

My second fellowship was a mentorship under Per Heden in cosmetic plastic surgery at the prestigious Akademikliniken in Stockholm, the largest cosmetic surgical clinic in Europe. Both these subspecialty fellowship reviews have been published in the acclaimed Annals of Plastic Surgery.

Alongside these clinical foci, I have a passion for clinical leadership and education

In 2012, I completed the Clinical Excellence Commission’s (CEC) clinical leadership program.

My current academic and leadership roles include:

  • Supervisor of Plastic Surgical training at POW Hospital and Royal Hospital for Women’s
  • Member of the PRS curriculum taskforce which is responsible for creating an entirely new competency-based training program for plastic surgical trainees in Australia and New Zealand
  • President of the NSW Chapter of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgery