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 Westmead Hospitals and an associate lecturer at UNSW and University of Sydney Medical Schools.
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 Aesthetic surgery I decided to further my skills and knowledge in these two 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 microsurgicalreconstruction of the breast, head and neck and lower limb. I have continued this microsurgical work at POW and Westmead Hospitals, as an integral member of the cancer multidisciplinary teams.
My second fellowship was a mentorship under Per Heden in aesthetic 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 Improvement Science and Clinical Leadership. In 2012, I was selected for the Clinical Excellence Commission’s (CEC) clinical leadership program. My project involved objectively quantifying and improving the experience of all plastic surgical patients waiting for emergency operations. 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 improvement per year at every hospital in which I work.