Biography & Qualifications

Dr Ross D Farhadieh
BSc(Med)Hons, MBBS, MD, EBOPRASF, FRACS(Plast), FRCS(Plast)
Cosmetic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr Ross Farhadieh is an internationally renowned Australian trained and qualified cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He is unique amongst his peers in many ways. How exactly? First and foremost, he is triple board certified.

What does this mean? It means that he has been rigorously assessed and examined by three independent Surgical Colleges, and deemed to show mastery of his plastic and reconstructive surgical skills. There are less than a handful of plastic surgeons in the World who have three board certifications, and Dr Ross Farhadieh is one of them.

Triple board certified

Dr Ross Farhadieh’s Board Certifications:

  • The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, FRACS(Plast)
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of England, FRCS(Plast)
  • The European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery (EBOPRASF)

Dr Farhadieh’s Memberships:

  • Member of Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member of British Association of Plastic Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery
  • Member of International Society of Aesthetic Surgery
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Sydney
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer, ANU Medical School

Secondly, Dr Farhadieh is the Chief Editor of the critically acclaimed and internationally hailed reference textbook of plastic surgery: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: Approaches and Techniques. His own contributions were chapters on breast augmentation, eyelid and facelift surgery.

Chief Editor of the reference textbook of plastic surgery

This reference textbook is used by plastic surgery trainees and surgeons all over the World. It brings together 130 leading world authorities in their field. Its success and popularity has meant that Dr Farhadieh has again been appointed Chief Editor to a New Edition scheduled for publication by 2020. This great honour and achievement is a reflection of his plastic surgery peer recognition at the international level. It has been made possible because of the sheer passion and dedication Dr Farhadieh gives to his profession; it was well and truly a labour of love. He is the only Australian Plastic Surgeon to hold such a post in the last 30 years.

Sub-Specialisation and Fellowship training

Dr Farhadieh sub-specialises in cosmetic breast surgery and facial aesthetic surgery, as well as microsurgical reconstructions.

Specialising in cosmetic breast, face, and microsurgery

At the end of his training, Dr Farhadieh travelled to London, United Kingdom, to undertake three formal sub-specialty clinical fellowships from World leading units:

  • Aesthetic and Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship at the Wellington Hospital, London, receiving training from some of the World’s top plastic surgeons.
  • Paediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship at Great Ormond Street Hospital,
  • Facial Reanimation and Microsurgery Fellowship at the Royal Free Hospital

Academic Accolades and other notable achievements

  • Graduated with honours from UNSW Medical School
  • Former recipient of the prestigious Royal Australasian College of Surgeons “Surgeon Scientist” scholarship.
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Sydney Medical School
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer, Australian National University Medical School.

Dedicated to teaching Australia’s future plastic surgeons

Public appointment Dr Farhadieh is the head of Department of Plastic Reconstructive & Hand Surgery as a Visiting Medical Officer at The Canberra & Calvary Hospitals where he undertakes major reconstructive and microsurgical procedures for breast, head & neck, hands, and lower limbs. He remains involved in research, as well as the training and education of Australia’s future plastic surgeons. He has extensively presented at international plastic surgery conferences and published in scientific surgical journals and plastic surgery textbooks over the last 20 years.

Major Microsurgical Reconstructions

Dr Farhadieh’s Surgical Training: an overview

  •  Graduated from UNSW Medical School in 1999 with Honours.
  • Completed a postgraduate Medical Doctorate (MD) research degree at UNSW, investigating molecular biological markers in head & neck cancers.
  • He completed his Plastic Surgery Training in Melbourne, under the tutelage of Professor Wayne Morrison and Mr Stephen Flood.
  • Trained for over 13 years after becoming a doctor to complete his plastic surgery training before embarking on further training to develop his specialist interests.

Passionate about running, Renaissance Art, & Family

Dr Farhadieh’s other interests Dr Farhadieh is a keen runner, with an unrivalled running music playlist to keep him motivated. He is a voracious reader, and is particularly interested in history and philosophy. He has a passion for Renaissance art, Italian food, and French wine. He also enjoys travelling, particularly in Europe. Above all, he loves spending time with his wife and young son.

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