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Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Eastern Health and Peninsula Health


Prof Warren M Rozen MBBS BMedSc PGDipSurgAnat MD PhD FRACS (Plast)

Warren Rozen is a consultant plastic surgeon at Peninsula Health and Eastern Health in Victoria, specialising in general reconstruction and reconstructive microsurgery. He is a clinical Professor at Monash University, and head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery research at both Peninsula Health and Eastern Health. He is also a member of the Human Research Ethics Committee at Peninsula Health.

Warren completed his undergraduate medical and surgical training (MBBS) at the University of Melbourne, and since then has gone on to complete postgraduate studies in surgical anatomy and plastic and reconstructive surgery. This has culminated in a Postgraduate Diploma of Surgical Anatomy (PGDipSurgAnat), a Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSc) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the University of Melbourne, and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) at James Cook University.

In that time, Warren has published over 700 peer reviewed publications and has given over 200 national and international research presentations, having been invited as keynote and guest speaker to international conferences on the topic of surgical anatomy and reconstructive surgery. He has since been given editorial board positions on 9 international journals including the Annals of Plastic Surgery, Microsurgery, Australasian Journal of Plastic Surgery, and Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery.

He received his associate professorship in 2010 at James Cook University, and full professorship at Monash University in 2017. He has been supervisor to 29 postgraduate students, including PhD, Master of Surgery, Master of Medicine, Science Honour and Advanced Medical Science/Bachelor of Medical Science Students. Warren is also senior author and /or editor of 40 textbook / textbook chapters in reconstructive surgery and has received over 60 awards for his work.

Warren’s research has developed original contributions in the fields of surgical anatomy and reconstructive surgery, including:

  • Original description of Computed Tomographic Angiography (CTA) for vascular mapping in the preoperative imaging of perforator flaps.
  • Original description of Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) for vascular mapping in the preoperative imaging of perforator flaps.
  • First description of Stereotactic, Image-Guided Virtual Surgery (both CT-Guided and MR-Guided Stereotaxy) for vascular mapping for both the preoperative and intraoperative imaging of perforator flaps.
  • First description of several reconstructive flaps, including the Superior Thyroid Artery Perforator Flap and the Free Vascularised Hemi-Hamate flap.

Currently in clinical practice in the field of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Warren combines a career of clinical work and translational research.

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
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

External positions

Peninsula Health

Research area keywords

  • Breast surgery
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Oncologic surgery
  • Preoperative imaging
  • Radiological advances
  • Basic-science anatomical research
  • 3D Printing and volumetric analysis
  • Dupuytren's diease

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