Associate Professor Cheng 'Cheng Hean' Lo


Associate Professor Cheng Hean Lo is a specialist plastic & reconstructive surgeon.  He completed a Clinical Research Fellowship at Victorian Adult Burns Service (The Alfred) in 2013-2015. To further his interest in burn surgery, he completed a Master of Philosophy (MPhil, Monash University) at Victorian Adult Burns Service in the field of skin tissue engineering with first class honours in 2020, whilst working in a full time capacity. He has published at least 45 articles in peer-reviewed journals of international standing (13 publications in the last 5 years) and been involved with successful grant and funding applications totalling in excess of $3 million (>$2.8 million in last 5 years). The sources of funding included government bodies, commercial entities, universities and the National Health and Medical Research Council.

He is the current Head of Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Western Health, and is a senior medical staff at the Victorian Adult Burns Service (The Alfred).  His areas of particular interest include skin tissue engineering in the setting of burn injuries, and gender affirming surgery.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Areas of Practice
  • Breast
  • Burns
  • Hand
  • Facial
  • Skin Cancer-Melanoma
  • Microsurgery
Professional Associations
  • Australian Society Plastic Surgeons
  • Australian Medical Association
  • Australian Professional Association for Trans Health
  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health
  • Australia New Zealand Burn Association
Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (University of Melbourne) MBBS
  • Master of Philosophy (Monash University) MPhil
  • Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons FRACS
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Consulting Rooms & Hospitals
880 Toorak RdIris Plastic Surgery, Glen Iris, VIC, 3146, AustraliaP: (03) 9822 3881F: (03) 9822 3488 E: [email protected]W:
240 Hoppers LaneSt Vincent's Private Hospital, Werribee, VIC, 3030, AustraliaP: (03) 9822 3881F: (03) 9822 3488 E: [email protected]W: