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 (RBWH), 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.
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 RBWH, 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. He is currently a member of the Executive Planning Committee for the 2016 RACS Annual Scientific Congress, to be held in Brisbane. 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.
Dr Peters works from our North Lakes location.