I am a visiting medical officer and clinical lecturer at Prince of Wales, Royal Women’s and Sydney Children’s Hospitals in Sydney.
As an integral member of the cancer multidisciplinary teams, my primary focus is on microsurgical reconstruction of the breast, head and neck, and lower limb.
My commitment to the public health system also includes mentoring future plastic surgeons in both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery, with 12 plastic surgical trainees rotating through my departments per year.
Alongside these clinical foci, I have a passion for improvement science and clinical leadership. In 2012, I was selected for the Clinical Excellence Commission’s (CEC) clinical leadership program.
I presented my paper to the CEC and the Health Minister in March 2013. My clinical leadership goal is to implement at least one significant health care improvement initiative in each public hospital per year.
My current leadership and academic roles include:
- Supervisor of Plastic Surgical training at POW Hospital and Royal Hospital for Women
- 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