Teaching Hospital Appointments

IMG_0189-2-21I am a visiting medical officer and clinical lecturer at Prince of Wales, Royal Women’s and Westmead 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 as well as 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. 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 care improvement initiative in each public hospital per year.