Dr Richard Tee


I am a Plastic Reconstructive & Hand Surgeon and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). My primary focus lies in the reconstruction of defects related to cancer or trauma in body regions, including the hand and wrist, head and neck, and extremities. These reconstructions aim to restore tissue integrity and function, facilitating the patient's return to a reasonable quality of life. My expertise lies in understanding the nuanced anatomy of soft tissue, nerves, blood vessels, and lymphatics, and applying microsurgery techniques. I have gained extensive fellowship training in these subspecialties by spending significant time in various parts of Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Sweden, and visited Japan, learning from world leaders in the field.

In addition to my clinical work, I have a keen interest in teaching, education, innovation, and research. I earned a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Tissue Engineering and Microsurgery from the University of Melbourne, under the tutelage of Professor Wayne Morrison, an international pioneer of microsurgery in Australia. I have been recognized with multiple awards, including the RACS Surgeon as Educator award, the Australian Society and New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons’ Emmett’s prize for the best scientific paper in plastic and reconstructive surgery, and the Smith and Nephew’s Stuart Pegg’s prize for the best presentation at the Australia and New Zealand Burns Association Annual Scientific Meeting.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Areas of Practice
  • Children
  • Hand
  • Maxillo-facial
  • Skin Cancer-Melanoma
  • Microsurgery
Professional Associations
  • Australian Hand Surgery Society
  • New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgery
  • Australian Society of Plastic Surgery
Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery MBBS
  • Doctor of Philosophy PhD
  • Fellow of the Australasian College of Surgeons FRACS
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