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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.
Congenital hand surgery
Facial and peripheral nerve surgery
Cerebral palsy associated upper limb and salivary control surgery
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
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
2019- Present Royal Australian College of Surgeons
2019- Present Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
Update on the Management of Nerve Gaps’. Alexander W, Coombs C. Australas J Plast Surg. 2020; 3(1):3–7.
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.
. Journal of Burn Care and Research. 2015 May-Jun;36(3)
10-year Retrospective Analysis of Cement Burns in a Tertiary Burns Centre.
. 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