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M.B.B.S., B.D.Sc., M.D.Sc., F.F.D.R.C.S., F.R.A.C.D.S. (OMS), F.R.C.S. (Ed)
Professor Andrew Heggie received his medical and dental degrees at the University of Melbourne and trained as an Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) in the Victorian Programme. He undertook a Fellowship in Seattle in the treatment of facial deformity in 1982-1983 at Providence Medical Centre, the University of Washington and Harbourview Medical Centre.
For the past 20 years he has led the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery team within the Department in the collaborative management of cleft and cranio-maxillofacial disorders with a particular interest in the treatment of infant micrognathia / airway obstruction and the skeletal deformities in the syndromic craniosynostoses. Andrew is an enthusiastic teacher and has published over 60 articles in scientific literature. He is a reviewer for several journals and regularly lectures internationally as an invited speaker. He has been active on the Board of OMS for many years and has been directly involved in the construction of the current training pathway and the examinations for trainees in OMS in our region. He has served as President of the Australian & NZ Association of OMS and has been on the Scientific committee for a number of major national and international conferences.
Andrew is also involved in teaching undergraduate medical and dental students, post-graduate orthodontic students and Oral and Maxillofacial registrars / Fellows in the Victorian / Tasmanian training centre.
Skeletal cleft deformities
Skeletal correction in syndromic craniosynostoses
Paediatric maxillofacial pathology & reconstruction
Infant upper airway obstruction
Craniofacial Fellow, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne
Associate Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon - Royal Melbourne Hospital
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon - Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
Head, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Programme, Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery - Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles