Plastic Surgery

Dr. Joe Dusseldorp

Dr Dusseldorp graduated from the University of Sydney in Medicine and Surgery with Honours. He initially trained at Prince of Wales Hospital before being offered a position as an Advanced Trainee in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His Plastic Surgical Training has been centered in Sydney, Australia, where he has gained experience from many of the major teaching hospitals including Royal Prince Alfred, Royal North Shore, Prince of Wales and Westmead Children’s Hospital. In this time, he has attained extensive experience in the management of plastic surgical patients, both adult and paediatric.

In 2014, he undertook an additional fellowship year residing in Paris, France. Throughout this year he studied under Françoise Firmin, pioneering plastic surgeon, learning her techniques of ear reconstruction and facial aesthetic surgery. He also visited multiple other surgeons in France, England, Canada and the USA to learn the latest techniques in facial plastic surgery. In July 2017, he will undertake another overseas post-fellowship year at Harvard University in Boston, USA through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr Dusseldorp has a keen interest in research. He completed his Masters in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Sydney during his training. He has presented scientific papers at many local and international meetings, published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and most recently co-authored a textbook of Auricular Reconstruction. He is passionate about removing the stigmata of disease and deformity of people with facial disfigurement to give them opportunities for normal social interactions, relationships, and rewarding lives. His research is focused on solving some of the difficult problems in Plastic Surgery: malformation of the ear, facial paralysis and skin substitutes for management of the paediatric burn wound. He believes the key to advances in surgical management of disease will come from the integration of emerging technologies with modern medical practice.

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