BSc(Med)Hons, MBBS, MD, EBOPRASF, FRACS(Plast), FRCS(Plast)
Dr Ross Farhadieh is an internationally renowned Australian trained and qualified plastic surgeon. He is a former recipient of the prestigious Royal Australasian College of Surgeons “Surgeon Scientist” scholarship. Since completing his plastic surgery training, he has rapidly developed an international reputation as a leader in his field. Dr Farhadieh was appointed the chief editor of a newly published comprehensive international plastic surgery textbook Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: Approaches and Techniques bringing together 130 leading world authorities in their field to share their knowledge and experience.
Dr Farhadieh is amongst the best trained and highest qualified plastic surgeons in Australia and internationally. He is globally unique in being triple board certified, holding plastic surgery fellowship qualifications from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons England as well as the European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. He also holds multiple subspecialty clinical fellowships from world leading units in London, England, in the fields of Cosmetic, Microsurgery and Paediatric Plastic Surgery. He has extensively presented at international plastic surgery conferences and published in scientific surgical journals and plastic surgery textbooks over the last 18 years.
“The commitment to surgical excellence is a road paved with the utmost dedication to patient welfare, personal sacrifice and humility in practicing the art of surgery. The trust and understanding established during consultations forms the basis of a successful outcome.”
He learnt this philosophy early on from his senior mentors. His approach to patients is based on basic principles: a personal understanding of the patient’s needs and desires, and the promise to see the patients through every step of the journey. This has crystallised his motto for his clinic: Service, Form & Harmony (Officium, Forma & Concordia).
He has had a strong commitment to academic research and teaching throughout his career, completing both an undergraduate BSc(Med)Hons, as well as postgraduate (MD), full time research degrees at UNSW. He has authored multiple international, clinical, and scientific articles, as well as several plastic surgery textbook chapters on the topics of breast cosmetic surgery, facial aesthetic surgery as well as head & neck reconstruction. He also continues to act as a peer reviewer to international scientific journals, contributes to scientific committees at international conferences, and has regularly presented his work at national and international plastic surgery conferences over the last 18 years.
“In the international arena his contributions have garnered wide peer recognition, and a rapidly growing reputation as a leader in the field of plastic surgery.”
He has ongoing collaborations with many of the world’s leading authorities in plastic surgery, from Australia, Europe, North America and Taiwan.
Dr Farhadieh commenced his specialist plastic surgery training in Melbourne under the tutelage of Professor Wayne Morrison and Mr Stephen Flood. He received his microsurgical training from Professor Morrison in Melbourne, whose philosophy of surgery, education and research has formed the foundations for his plastic surgery approach.
During 2012 Dr Farhadieh undertook three separate formal clinical subspecialty fellowships and further training in London, England, at some of the world’s most renowned plastic surgery institutions. He completed an Aesthetic and Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship at the Wellington hospital in London. During this time, in addition to general cosmetic surgery, he received a significant amount of facial aesthetic surgery training from some of Britain and the world’s leading plastic surgeons including working with Mr Norman Waterhouse. Facial rejuvenation and harmony remains one of Dr Farhadieh’s areas of special interest and subspecialty qualifications. His second fellowship was in Paediatric Plastic Surgery at the world famous Great Ormond Street Hospital, Britain’s first and oldest children’s hospital. His final fellowship was undertaken at the Royal Free Hospital in the field of Facial Reanimation and Microsurgery with Mr Adriaan Grobbelaar, who is amongst the world’s leading experts in the field. During his time in London he was also an operating visiting breast microsurgery Fellow at St Thomas’ Hospital, working with Mr Jian Farhadi a world authority on microsurgical breast reconstructions.
Dr Farhadieh graduated from UNSW Medical School in 1999 with honours. He trained for over 13 years after becoming a doctor to complete his plastic surgery training before embarking on further subspecialty training. His postgraduate Medical Doctorate (MD) research degree was completed at UNSW, investigating molecular biological markers in head & neck cancers. He then commenced and completed his plastic surgery training in Melbourne.
He is currently a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Australian National University’s Medical School. He is also a Visiting Medical Officer at The Canberra & Calvary Hospitals where he undertakes, major reconstructive and microsurgical procedures for breast, head & neck, hand, lower limb surgery needs. He remains involved in research, training and education of plastic surgery registrars.