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 peer recognised leading Australian trained and qualified cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He is widely recognised for his publications in the fields of reconstructive, breast and facial aesthetic surgery. He is unique amongst his peers in many ways. Here is a snap shot:

  • Immediate past and current Chief Editor of  major international reference Plastic Surgery textbooks
  • Triple Board Certified in Plastic Surgery, FRACS(Plast), FRCS(Plast), EBOPRASF
  • Former Surgeon Scientist Scholar Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 
  • Multiple subspecialty clinical fellowships from World leading institutes in London

Dr Farhadieh is the immediate past and current Chief Editor of the critically acclaimed and internationally hailed reference textbooks of plastic surgery: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: Approaches and Techniques and Plastic Surgery: Principles & Practice. His own contributions were chapters on breast augmentation, eyelid, facelift surgery, as well as major reconstructive microsurgery.

These reference textbooks are used by plastic surgery trainees and surgeons all over the World. They bring together 130 leading world authorities in their field. The success and popularity of the First Edition has meant that Dr Farhadieh was again appointed Chief Editor to a New Edition published in 2021. 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 and among a handful of elite club world wide.

Dr Farhadieh is triple board certified. 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.

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

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

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

Dr Farhadieh’s Academic Accolades and other notable achievements have been a hallmark of his medical career. 

  • 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.

Dr Farhadieh remains dedicated to teaching Australia’s future plastic surgeons and the public service. 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 25 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.
  • 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 jogger, 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 three children. He is a strong advocate for liberal democratic values of equality and opportunity for all. Truth, honour and justice are not just words but foundations of our society that matter.

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