Dr Matthew Peters
BSc. MBBS FRACS (Plast.)
“I was drawn to plastic surgery in the first place because it afforded me the opportunity to make a real difference not only in my patient’s physical wellbeing, but also their mental health. The type of problems that my patients present with genuinely affect them in very personal ways; I find myself having to be tremendously creative to solve the problem and also able to coordinate with a myriad of medical fields to achieve the desirable outcome for my patient.”
Dr Matthew Peters is a Queensland-trained Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon, obtaining Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons after undertaking training in both General and Plastic surgery. He is the Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland School of Medicine, and is a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr Peters was born and raised in Brisbane, Australia. He undertook his tertiary studies at the University of Queensland, obtaining a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery. Whilst working as an intern doctor at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, he was selected into the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Basic Surgical Training program. Upon successful completion of the RACS surgical primary examination, he applied for and was selected to undertake advanced training in General Surgery. After completing three years of General Surgery training in hospitals throughout Queensland, Dr Peters was selected to undertake further training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Five years of supervised training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Royal Children’s Hospital, the Mater Hospital, and Greenslopes Private Hospital, and successful completion of the RACS Fellowship examination resulted in Dr Peters obtaining Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in the Specialty of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Since obtaining his Fellowship, Dr Peters has worked in both public and private hospitals across Brisbane. He was made Director of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in 2014, a position that he still maintains to date. In the private sector he has appointments as a Visiting Medical Officer at the Brisbane Private Hospital, North Lakes Day Hospital, Northwest Private Hospital, the Wesley Hospital, and the Mater Hospital.
“Being at the forefront of a young and evolving field is incredibly exciting; because of this, it’s important to me to foster an excellent rapport with my patients and medical team. I believe these open lines of communication translate into us all striving for the best possible physical and mental outcome for the patient.”
Throughout his career Dr Peters has been actively involved in the training of medical students and surgical trainees. He was the first recipient of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ John Corboy Medal, awarded in 2010 for service to trainees. In 2014 he was made a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland School of Medicine, in recognition of his involvement in surgical education and research. He maintains an active involvement in the training of the next generation of Plastic and Reconstructive surgeons, both through his work at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, but also as the Queensland coordinator of the Plastic surgery registrar tutorial program.
Dr Peters is also an active contributor to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He has held many representative positions within the College, his election as Chair of the RACS’ Trainee’s Association being the most memorable and rewarding to date. In 2014 he coordinated the RACS Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Examination in Brisbane and was a member of the Executive Planning Committee in 2016 for the RACS Annual Scientific Congress. For his efforts over the years Dr Peters has received two ‘Certificates of Appreciation for service to the Fellowship’ from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Outside of work Dr Peters enjoys spending time with his wife, herself an accomplished surgeon, and their three children.
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