The Australian Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery together with the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons provide information on fellowships within Australia and abroad. Fellowships listed here are neither directly nor indirectly endorsed by the Board or ASPS. This list is not exhaustive.
For more information about each Fellowship listed on this page, please contact the relevant institution directly.
Requests to list fellowship information should be sent to ASPS using the Contact Us form.
Applications and interviews in July/August
The Launceston General Hospital is a 349-bed regional teaching hospital that provides medical care to the city of Launceston and to a relatively large but sparsely populated area spanning the Northern and North-Western Tasmanian regions, which includes King and Flinders Islands.
The plastic and reconstructive surgery department has five consultants, one Fellow, one accredited registrar, three non-accredited registrars, one resident and one intern.
Due to the geographic isolation from the mainland and the accompanying logistical hurdles in referring patients across the Bass strait, the unit offers services for a broad range of plastic and reconstructive indications. The emphasis is on skin cancer, elective and traumatic hand conditions, head and neck malignancy, breast, pelvic and abdominal wall reconstruction, minor burns, pressure injuries and other wounds, and maxillofacial trauma in adult and paediatric populations. The Fellowship also uniquely allows for training in cosmetic surgery and injection techniques.
For more information contact supervisor, Dr Mikko Larsen Mikko@mikkoplasticsurgery.com.au
We are now inviting applications for a Fellowship position in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, supervised by Dr Joe Dusseldorp and Dr Fred Clarke. With a predominant focus on Advanced DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction this fellowship is designed for recently qualified Australian Plastic Surgery Graduates with Australian Medical Registration or qualified overseas Plastic Surgeons eligible for temporary medical registration in NSW, Australia. We are seeking candidates with an academic interest in DIEP flap breast reconstruction surgery as it will be the Fellow’s responsibility to manage the comprehensive Breast Reconstruction Database and facilitate research projects (in areas such as sensation preserving mastectomy and robotic DIEP flap surgery) independently and with research students.
In addition to DIEP flap surgery cases (150 flaps per year), Fellows will gain exposure to other reconstructive procedures, including ear reconstruction and facial reanimation, as well as cosmetic procedures, including otoplasty and breast reduction. Outpatient exposure will also be encouraged throughout the Fellowship.
The fellowship position is based in private-practice and so there will be no emergency and only limited on call responsibilities. This Fellowship position is available for 6 or 12 months depending on candidate suitability and availability.
A full position description can be obtained by contacting the unit secretary at email@example.com.
The PIPRS fellowship is an established 6 or 12 month fellowship program open to overseas plastic surgeons eligible for temporary medical registration in Western Australia. Based at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Nedlands, this position is intended for recently qualified plastic surgeons or final year plastic surgery trainees who are seeking additional training in reconstructive surgery.
Together with the local senior trainee, the fellow will be leading the day to day management of the plastic surgery unit at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. In many cases, he/she will be expected to be the primary operating surgeon. The fellow will also be encouraged to supervise and teach the junior surgical registrars in the unit. On call is on average, a 1 in 5 rota covering Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital only. Research and publications are encouraged but not essential. The fellow will also have the opportunity to participate in the regular consultant led teaching sessions, a program which is recognised as one of the most intensive in the nation.
There is a post available in Paediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia. The position in for 12 months starting in either February or August and is open to recently qualified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.
The scope of work encompasses cleft lip and palate surgery, craniofacial surgery (including craniosynostosis surgery, microtia reconstruction and facial reanimation), and hand and upper lip surgery. The fellow also covers general plastic surgery on call. It is expected that a research project will be completed during the fellowship.
For more details or to submit an application, please contact Dr Yun Phua via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close on the 1st of June each year.
The Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital is offering an international one-year clinical Advanced Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship. The position is open to qualified overseas Plastic Surgeons eligible for temporary medical registration in Victoria. The unit specializes in microsurgical reconstruction for breast, head & neck cancer and limb trauma. The Unit also manages a large number of general plastic surgery cases, including elective and post-traumatic hand surgery, bony facial trauma, brachial plexus injuries, melanoma and provides a broad reconstructive service to all specialties. There are more than 2,000 surgical procedures performed a year including 200+ free flaps. The Fellow is required to participate in 2-3 major head & neck lists and 1-2 breast reconstruction lists per week and contribute to a research project leading to publication or presentation. The case load will also include emergency surgery and elective general plastic surgery lists. The Fellow will attend outpatient clinics and contribute to the management of inpatients.
Appointments are for 12 months from August 2025 through to August 2026.
Applications open: 1st of February 2024
Applications close: 17th May 2024
Interviews: Late May (via Webex)
Job offer: TBC
A full position description can be obtained by contacting the unit secretary on: PlasticsAdmin@mh.org.au
The Fellowship position, which is supervised by A/Prof Sydney Ch’ng, is designed for ambitious candidates who intend to pursue subspecialized training in complex ablative and reconstructive (microsurgical and non-microsurgical) surgery of the face, management of regional nodal basins including sentinel node biopsy for melanoma, parotidectomy and neck dissection, and facial nerve surgery. The applicant should be a certified Surgeon or in final year of training in the speciality of Plastic and Reconstructive, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck, Maxillofacial or General Surgery. Prior exposure to microsurgical reconstruction is preferred.
The position is based at the Head and Neck Cancer Service at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Cancer Center, but the Fellow is also expected to participate in activities at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Plastic Surgery Department and the Melanoma Institute of Australia.
The Head and Neck Cancer Service has eight other Head and Neck surgeons: Prof Carsten Palme (Head of Department), Prof Jonathan Clark, Dr Anthony Clifford, Prof Michael Elliott, Dr Hubert Low, Dr Kerwin Shannon, Dr James Wykes and Dr Tim Manzie. The subspecialty focus of each surgeon, as one might expect with a world-class department, is different. A/Prof Ch’ng is the only combined Plastic and Reconstructive, and Head and Neck surgeon in the team. Collectively the department performs approximately 280-300 free flaps per year. The Facial Surgical Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery Fellow is expected to be the co-surgeon/ first assistant for approximately 70 free flaps over 12 months. There are three other Head & Neck Fellows at the department. The Facial Surgical Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery Fellow is rostered to also work with some of the other surgeons.
- Dr Margot Den Hondt, Leuven, Belgium (Fellow 2018-2019)
- Dr Jia Miin Yip, Adelaide, Australia (Fellow 2019-2020)
- Dr Semra Uyulmaz, Zürich, Switzerland (Fellow 2020-2021)
- Dr Tam Quinn, Melbourne, Australia (Fellow 2021-2022)
- Dr Alexander Dearden, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK (2022-2023)
- Dr Alexandra O’Neill, Perth, Western Australia (Fellow 2023-2024)
For further information on the job description, please click here
The Australian Craniofacial Unit has 2 fellowship positions each year available. These positions are open to both Australian and overseas surgeons and offer broad experience in all aspects of craniomaxillofacial surgery.
The Australian mainland state of Victoria has a population of more than 6 million people. The Victorian Adult Burns Services at The Alfred Hospital is the state-wide provider of burns care for all adults with complex major burn injuries in Victoria, as well as many people with less severe burns. In addition, we provide education and training for rural and regional clinicians involved in caring for burn-injured patients, and collaborate with community and industry groups on burn awareness campaigns and to provide first aid education and training.
In addition to clinical care provision and provision of clinical leadership in all aspects of burn care, we undertake research into the causes and mechanisms of burn injuries, clinical outcomes and emerging clinical treatment technologies. The Victorian Adult Burns Service at The Alfred provide:
- Acute care for all severely injured adult burns patients in Victoria
- Secondary reconstructive surgery for burns patients in association with the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit
- Post-Operative rehabilitation and scar management services
- Advice, assessment and treatment of outpatients with minor burns
The aim of the Fellowship is to foster the development of clinical skills in both the medical and surgical management of adults with burn injuries, during the acute, rehabilitation and secondary reconstructive phases of the episode: together with acquisition of management and research skills to enable the fellow to take up a position as a consultant in burn surgery on completion of the Fellowship.
The Fellow will conduct rostered theatre lists, undertake care of inpatients, both elective and non- elective, and assess referrals from the Emergency department and other hospital Departments both in hours and after hours. The Fellow would also be expected to complete a research project during the fellowship. This research project can be clinical, basic science or translational research.
Expressions of interest are open to Plastic or General Surgeons who have recently completed their training or who expect to complete training in the coming year, and who seek to pursue further subspecialty training in Burns.
Overseas applicants should have a medical degree that is registrable with the AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency), and have completed or be near completion of surgery training in their country of origin.
CV’s and enquiries to: Ms Tracey Petrie, e-mail email@example.com
National Aesthetic Fellowships
Six to Twelve month fellowships allowing a practical introduction to private practice. The successful applicant will learn consulting strategies, patient selection, operating and complication management for procedures commonly performed privately, i.e. breast reduction, abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, body contouring procedures, rhinoplasty and facial surgery.
Dr Alastair Taylor is available to discuss any aspects of the program with interested surgeons.
6-12 month fellowships in aesthetic surgery of the breast, face and body, and cosmetic skin and nonsurgical aesthetic treatments of the skin, face and body (injectables, laser and energy device treatments, threads)
The fellowship is open to candidates who have completed the FRACS in Plastic surgery or equivalent.
The fellow will be working at the Dr Anh Medispa at Crown Perth being involved in consultations, pre operative counselling and education, postoperative care and observing injectables, laser skin and other nonsurgical aesthetic treatments. At the Dr Anh and associates Surgicentre in Rivervale, the fellow will be assisting in hair transplant procedures and minor cosmetic treatments. All major surgery is performed at St John of God Mt Lawley hospital.
At the end of the fellowship, it is expected the fellow will be experienced in preoperative assessment and counselling, be able to perform breast augmentations, breast reductions, facelifts, blepharoplasty and abdominoplasty. Fellows will also learn cosmetic injectable treatments and laser skin treatments.
The work commitment is Monday to Friday with occasional Saturday commitments (in lieu of a day during the week).
There is an expectation to keep a logbook and complete a research project during fellowship.
This is an excellent opportunity to get hands on experience in aesthetic surgery, learn about the business of setting up a practice and building a personal brand with an opportunity to join the practice on successful completion of the fellowship.
The salary is $150k pa. with leave entitlements and open to negotiations.
For expressions of interest please contact Cyrena Magill, Clinic Manager for Dr Anh Nguyen, include a cover letter and CV. Surgery@DrAnh.com.au
Dr Anh Nguyen
Specialist Plastic Surgeon
Founder and Medical Director of the Dr Anh Clinics
Dr Anh and associates
88 Belmont Ave
Rivervale WA 6103
Dr Anh Medispa
Crown Metropol Perth
Bolton Ave, Burswood WA 6500
The ASAPS Fellowship program has been developed to expand on the pre‐Fellowship training in aesthetic surgery that is an integral part of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery training. This allows sub‐specialisation in an area of interest such as breast surgery, facial surgery, rhinoplasty surgery, body contouring surgery. At the end of the College training we would like to offer our graduates the option to learn and compliment their aesthetic knowledge and skills by doing a fellowship. Fellowships are supported by our industry partners in the form of scholarships to augment the stipend for these fellowships. The following fellowships are currently available, although timing is subject to availability. They are all for 6 months andsome are run by individuals and some by a group of surgeons.
Please contact Suzane Ali at the ASAPS office for further information with regards to application and funding for these fellowships. p: 02 9437 0495 e: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASAPS are developing to improve the scope and standard of this training. They are looking at shorter internships possibly for more established surgeons to improve and hone their skills in a particular area or with a particular surgeon.
NOTE: You must be a member of the Society (Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) to apply for Fellowship/s with ASAPS.
Six to Twelve month fellowships allowing sub-specialisation in the area of breast surgery.
All program applicants must have successfully completed the FRACS (plastics) or its equivalent.
The principles of the Breast Academy are to advocate for aesthetic breast surgery to be performed by well-trained and qualified plastic surgeons in Australia with appropriate follow-up care. Fellows will be expected to adopt this ethos and carry it forward into their careers as surgeons and teachers sharing their knowledge where appropriate.
Dr Layt and Dr Stradwick are available to discuss any aspects of the program with interested surgeons.
In 2024, the Bristol Cleft Fellowship will be offered to an Australian doctor to advance their training in all aspects of cleft care.
The aim of the Fellowship is to provide senior trainees with surgical training and research facilities to enable them to take up posts as consultant cleft lip and palate surgeons.
Based at the University Hospital North Bristol and Weston General Hospital (UK), training will range from the management of cleft lip and palate, speech surgery, alveolar bone graft, orthognathic surgery, rhinoplasty and other soft tissue procedures.
In addition to hands-on training, important research will also be undertaken in conjunction with The Cleft Collective. The Cleft Collective cohort studies investigates the biological and environmental causes of cleft, best treatments and impact of cleft on patients and their families.
Contact Craniofacial Australia to submit your expression of interest:
T: (08) 8267 4128
The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts is offering a one-year fellowship in Lymphatic Surgery
Applications are now being accepted for commencement in August 2024 and applications from international applicants, women as well as minority groups are actively encouraged.
Deadline September 5, 2023