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Tony Penington is the Jigsaw Professor of Paediatric Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, a position he has held since 2012. He has worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne since 1998 but up until 2012 he also worked at St. Vincent’s Hospital where he was head of the Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery unit from 2009 to 2012 and deputy Director of the O’Brien Institute from 2000 to 2012. Tony is a member of the Royal Children’s Hospital multidisciplinary team for vascular anomalies. Vascular anomalies include haemangioma, the commonest tumour of infancy and vascular malformations, less common conditions which can cause long term disfigurement and pain in children. As well as consulting and operating on cases of vascular anomalies Tony leads a research team at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute which is trying to understand and find new treatments for these conditions. He also provides leadership for the Plastic and Maxillofacial Unit’s clinical research effort to find new treatments for other plastic surgical conditions including cleft lip and palate, craniofacial deformity, congenital hand conditions. He is committed to understanding how deformities in children, particularly those which affect their appearance impact on their healthy development.
Vascular Birthmarks, Haemangiomas and Vascular
Anomalies, Reconstructive Microsurgery, Research in
Tissue Engineering - Angiogenesis
M.B.B.S. - University of Melbourne