Prof Anthony Penington

Research Biography

Prof. Tony Penington graduated in Medicine from Melbourne University in 1985 and attained his RACS fellowship in Plastic Surgery in 1996. Following 18 months in Oxford as a clinical and research fellow he was appointed consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne and the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne and Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne, Department of Surgery St. Vincent’s Hospital. In 2003 he was awarded a Graduate Certificate in Health Statistics from Swinburne University of Technology and MD(research) from the University of Melbourne in 2008. From 2008 to 2012 he was head of Plastic Surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital and from 1999 to 2012 deputy director of the O’Brien Institute at St. Vincent’s Hospital.

In May 2012 he was appointed as the inaugural Jigsaw Professor of Paediatric Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Royal Children’s Hospital and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. He is involved in all aspects of research in the Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit at the Royal Children’s, from basic laboratory research into vascular anomalies to clinical research in craniofacial, cleft and hand surgery. He is currently the Vice President of the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee on Medical Devices for the TGA.

Research topic areas include: Aesthetic, Breast, Burns, Cleft Lip and Palate, Craniomaxillofacial, General Reconstruction, Hand, Head and Neck, Melanoma and Skin Cancer, Paediatric, Technology and Preoperative Investigations/ Imaging.


For more information, see Anthony’s Orcid Profile, Researchgate Author page or SCOPUS Author page.

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Research affiliation with MCRI

Hospital affiliation with RCHM

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