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Will Alexander

  • M.B.B.S.,  F.R.A.C.S

    Mr Will Alexander obtained his medical degree from the University of Adelaide, and went on to specialise in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He trained in the major tertiary centres in Victoria, including The Alfred, Peter MacCallum, Royal Melbourne, The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH), and St Vincent’s hospitals. He undertook further microsurgery training in Coimbatore, India; and has volunteered his time in both Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Will completed his formal Hand and Microsurgery fellowship at the RCH in Melbourne.

    Will’s special interests include paediatric and adult hand surgery, nerve (facial and peripheral) surgery, and reconstructive microsurgery. At the RCH Will particularly enjoys working closely with other surgical and non-surgical teams, to achieve the best outcomes in even the most challenging situations.

    He has presented and published research extensively on the national and international surgical forum, on a broad range of topics including nerve, trauma, burns, and cancer surgery.

    He is an accredited Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons, and a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons.

    Special interests

    Congenital hand surgery

    Facial and peripheral nerve surgery

    Cerebral palsy associated upper limb and salivary control surgery

    Microsurgery

    Tumour surgery  

    Education

    2004–10 – Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, The University of Adelaide

    2010–12 – Internship, Surgical Residency, Royal Adelaide Hospital

    2013 – Registrar (Unacc.) – Plastics and Burns, The Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Adelaide

    2014–19 – Plastic & Reconstructive Surgical Training, Royal Australian College of Surgeons

    2019 – Fellowship – Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Royal Australian College of Surgeons

    2019–20 – Hand & Microsurgery Fellow, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne

    Hospital appointments

    2019- Present      Consultant Plastic Surgeon- The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne                                           

    2019- Present      Consultant Plastic Surgeon- St Vincent’s Hospital- Hand Unit

    2019–Present      Consultant Plastic Surgeon – Monash Children’s Hospital

    2019- Present      Consultant Plastic Surgeon- Epworth Hospital

    2019- Present      Consultant Plastic Surgeon- St Vincent’s Private Hospital

    2019- Present      Consultant Plastic Surgeon- Glenferrie Private Hospital  

    Societies

    2019- Present      Royal Australian College of Surgeons

    2019- Present      Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons  

    Selected publications

    ‘An Update on the Management of Nerve Gaps’. Alexander W, Coombs C.  Australas J Plast Surg. 2020; 3(1):3–7.  

    ‘Scalp Coordinate System’: A new tool to accurately describe cutaneous lesions on the scalp: A Pilot Study. Alexander W, Miller G, Alexander P, Henderson M, Webb A. ANZ Journal of Surgery 2018  

    Acute Lumbar Paraspinal Compartment Syndrome- A Systematic Review. Alexander W, Low N, Pratt G. ANZ Journal of Surg 2018  

    The Incidence and Significance of Raised Troponin Levels in Acute Burns. Alexander W, Schneider H-G, Smith C, Cleland H. Journal of Burn Care and Research. (August 2017)  

    A 365-day view of the difficult patients treated in an Australian adult burn center. Alexander W, Coghlan P , Greenwood JE .  Journal of Burn Care and Research. 2015 May-Jun;36(3)  

    A 10-year Retrospective Analysis of Cement Burns in a Tertiary Burns Centre. Alexander W, Coghlan P , Greenwood J . Journal of Burn Care and Research, 2014 Jan-Feb;35(1):80-3

    The Effect of Posterior Spinal Fusion on Respiratory Function in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  W.M. Alexander, M. Smith, B.J.C. Freeman, J.D.KennedContent goes here