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MBBS (Melb) MPhil FRACS (Plas)

A/Prof 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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Cultured Epithelial Autografts, MPhil, Cultured Epithelial Autografts (CEA) & Skin Tissue Engineering In Burn Injuries, MONASH UNIVERSITY

3 Nov 201616 Apr 2020

Award Date: 16 Apr 2020

Medicine, MBBS, University of Melbourne

1 Jan 19977 Dec 2002

Award Date: 7 Dec 2002

External positions

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Southern Health

1 Aug 2012 → …

Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon, Western Health

1 Aug 2012 → …

Research area keywords

  • Plastic surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Burn injuries
  • Epithelial grafts
  • Gender affirming surgery
  • Burn Surgery

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