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Alenka Paddle

  • MBBS (Hons), PGDipSurgAnat, FRACS (Plast)

    Plastics - Alenka Paddle

    Dr Alenka Paddle graduated with first class honours from Monash University, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 2005, and completed a Post-graduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy at The University of Melbourne in 2007, as dux of the year. 

    Since receiving her Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in the Specialty of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (FRACS) in 2015, Alenka has enriched her expertise in paediatric plastic surgery and cleft surgery through positions as Clinical Fellow in Cleft Surgery at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, and at Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam. 

    She has also undertaken further sub-specialty fellowships at the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery, Klinik für Plastische Gesichtschirurgie Marienhospital in Stuttgart, Germany, and Velthuis Kliniek, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

    Alenka has particular interest in the management of adolescent / young adult patients with cleft lip and palate and breast asymmetry and through her appointment at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, is committed to facilitating a pathway for these patients into and through adult services.

    Special Interests

    General paediatric plastic surgery including skin lesions, otoplasty, birthmarks

    Breast asymmetry and reduction

    Cleft lip and palate surgery

    Education

    2005 -  Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - Mondash University, Melbourne

    2007 -  PGDipSurgAnat – Postgraduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy – The University of Melbourne  

    2015 -  FRACS – Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in the Specialty of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery   

    2015 -  ASAPS Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellow – Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery, Melbourne  

    2016 -  Visiting Fellow: Klinik für Plastische Gesichtschirugie Marienhospital, Stuttgart, Germany

    2017 - Cleft Clinical Fellow: South Thames Cleft Service, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom

    2017 -  Dutch Association for Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (DAFPRS) Fellow: Erasmus MC and Velthuis Kliniek, Rotterdam, The Netherlands           


    Hospital appointments

    2015 - 2016       Consultant Plastic Surgeon: Western Health, Melbourne, Australia  

    2015 - 2016       Consultant Plastic Surgeon: Skin & cancer Founation Inc, Melbourne, Australia  

    2018 - 2019       Consultant Plastic Surgeon: Western Health, Melbourne, Australia

    2018 - Present   Consultant Paediatric Plastic Surgeon: Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia  

    2019 - Present   Consultant Plastic Surgeon: The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia  

    2019 - Present   Consultant Plastic Surgeon: Epworth Hospitals, Stonington Day Surgery, Vermont Private Hospital    

    Societies

    ASPS - Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons

    ASAPS – Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons     

    ISAPS – International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 

    ACLAPA – Australasian Cleft Lip and Palate Association  

    Operation Smile – Accredited Medical Volunteer Surgeon