Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery

Patrishia Bordbar

  • B.D.Sc, M.B.B.S (Hons.) PGDip.Surg.Anat, M.D.Sc (O.M.S), F.R.A.C.D.S (O.M.S)

    Patrishia Bordbar

    Dr Patricia Bordbar has been in practice since 1996, and has completed undergraduate degrees in both Medicine and Dentistry.  She also holds a Masters degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS), and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy.  All her degrees were obtained through the University of Melbourne and she was the recipient of several awards and scholarships during her studies.  

    She undertook her surgical training in Melbourne, and has completed the Part I Surgical examinations of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, as well as Part I and Part II (OMS) examinations with the RACDS, in order to be awarded FRACDS (OMS).  In addition to the basic surgical training requirements she spent a further 2 years in the United Kingdom gaining further expertise and completeing a Fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery through the Royal College of Surgeons (England).  She volunteered for three months in 2001, and was part of a team operating on over one hundred patients with cleft lip and palate deformities in India.

    Dr. Bordbar is a Consultant Surgeon at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Royal Children's Hospital.  She has been appointed Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne. She is a current reviewer for several journals in the field of OMS including IJOMS and JOMS.  She is regularly invited to present papers at national and international conferences.  She is firmly committed to the profession, and the ongoing supervision, training and examination of future surgeons.  

    Dr. Bordbar enjoys practicing the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery and has developed extensive experience and expertise in management of facial trauma, craniofacial deformities in both adults and children, and orthoghanthic (jaw) surgery.


    • Bachelor of Dental Science (B.D.Sc., The University of Melbourne) December 1996
    • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with honors (M.B.B.S (Hons), The University of Melbourne), December 2002        
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy (The University of Melbourne) 2004
    • Basic Surgical Training (BST), Royal Australasian College of Surgeon (RACS), 2005
    • Fellow Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon FRACDS (OMS), 2007
    • Masters in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (M.D.Sc (OMS) The University of Melbourne) 2008
    • Paediatric Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship, SAC Accredited Fellowship by Royal College of Surgeons, England, 2009-2010.

    Current Appointments

    • Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon - The Royal Children's Hospital
    • Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon - The Royal Melbourne Hospital
    • Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon - Epworth Health, Melbourne
    • Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne
    • Accredited Examiner with RACDS for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery SST examinations (2014)
    • Clinical Supervisor for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Registrars & Fellows at The Royal Melbourne Hospital (2008-2014), and The Royal Children’s Hospital (2011-2014)
    • Annual tutorial series delivered to Victorian & Tasmanian Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Trainees (2011-2014)
    • Examiner of Undergraduate Dental students, The University of Melbourne (2008-present) Examiner of Undergraduate Medical Students, The University of Melbourne (2008-present)
    • Invited Lecturer for Undergraduate Dental Students, The University of Melbourne (2006-present on a casual basis)
    • Tutor for Surgical component of Curriculum for the Postgraduate Orthodontic Students, The University of Melbourne (2008-present)
    • Tutor for Junior Surgical Trainees at The Royal Melbourne Hospital (annual tutorial delivered since 2008-present on invitation) Anatomy Tutor/Fellow (Feb—Aug 2005 full-time), The University of Melbourne
    • Current Chair ANZAOMS (VIC) - since 2012
    • Current Member of Victorian and Tasmanian Regional Surgical Committee

    International Recognition

    • Invited keynote speaker at The British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting in July 2014
    • Appointed Abstract Editor and Member of Organising Committee for The International Conference of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 2015
    • Appointed Chair of Craniofacial Surgery by the Scientific Committee of The International Conference of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 2015
    • Invited reviewer for International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    • Invited reviewer for Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

    Professional Recognition 

    • President Australian & New Zealand Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (ANZAOMS) Victoria 2011-2015 (two consecutive terms)
    • Past Federal ANZAOMS Junior Councillor
    • Member of Advisory Committee on Safety of Medical Devices (ACSMD), TGA, Department of Health and Ageing, Sept 2012-Dec 2013
    • Member of Australian Medical Council Specialist Education Accreditation Committee for the accreditation of RANZCO (2006)
    • Member of The Victorian & Tasmanian Regional Surgical Committee (in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery)

    Academic achievements include being the recipient of several prizes and awards, for instance, the F.G. Christensen medal for the highest examination score in Part I examinations (RACDS), John Cade Memorial Medal (MBBS, The University of Melbourne) and the prize for the highest score in General Practice and Community Medicine (RACGP, MBBS).