Assoc Prof Graeme Southwick


Graeme Southwick graduated Monash University with honours in December 1970, pursued postgraduate studies at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne and was awarded The Gordon Gordon-Taylor prize by The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 1973 for the highest marks in the first part examinations at the College. He achieved FRACS both in Otorhinolaryngology (ENT Surgery) and in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery before studying in London and USA for 2 years and made Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.


On return to Australia in 1979, Graeme Southwick was appointed Consultant Plastic Surgeon to Peter McCallum Cancer Institute and The Alfred Hospital. He also commenced private practice, establishing The Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery of which he is currently a Director.  Since 1979 Graeme Southwick has been involved with teaching and research at Monash University and holds an appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor Department of Surgery and O&G

Graeme Southwick established The Advanced Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Workshop in 1993 and  was chairman for 25 years of this focused three day plastic surgery meeting held in Melbourne annually. This highly regarded well attended conference is high on the education agenda of plastic surgeons from Australasia.  In 2000 Graeme Southwick established The Advanced Plastic Surgery Education Foundation, a not-for-profit charity support funding education and research in plastic surgery in Australia.

Graeme Southwick commenced the Advanced Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship over 30 years ago – this 6-12 month fellowship is open to bona fide plastic surgeons from around the world and has successfully assisted the training of over 40 young Australian and international plastic surgeons.

Graeme Southwick is a member of The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The British Association of Plastic,  Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, The British Hand Surgery Society and The Australian Hand Surgery Society, as well as an honorary member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India.


He is a Past Councillor (1996 – 2004) Treasurer, Vice President and President  (2002 – 2004) of The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and a member of International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS) and National Secretary for Australia (2006 -2012).

Graeme Southwick is an Editorial Board member and Co-Editor for facial surgery for the American Aesthetic Surgery Journal, reviewer for ISAPS Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal, and an advisor to the Indian Plastic Surgery Journal. He has widely published in Australia and overseas and has lectured many times on the Australasian and International speaker circuit.


Graeme Southwick was awarded the Medal of The Order of Australia by the Queen on the Queen’s Birthday Honour List in June 2004 for service through the provision of immediate medical assistance to victims of the bombing which occurred in Bali on 12th October 2002; and the ASPS Medal 2019 – a medal awarded only occasionally over the years by the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons to a plastic surgeon for outstanding service to plastic surgery in Australia.


Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Areas of Practice
  • Research
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Aesthetic
  • Rhinology
Professional Qualifications
Photo of Surgeon
Consulting Rooms & Hospitals
Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery253 Wattletree Road , Malvern, VIC, 3144, AustraliaP: 61 3 9508 9508F: 61 3 9508 9588E: [email protected]W: