President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Craniomaxillofacial surgery and Head of Department of Plastic Surgery at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children.
Matthew Hansen attended the University of Western Australia and completed medical school in 1982. Following this he worked in the West Australian public hospital system doing General Surgery and then Plastic Surgery training, completing FRACS in Plastic Surgery in 1991. Following completion of Plastic Surgical training he went on to do another 3 years of Fellowship in Cranio-Facial, Head & Neck and Skull Base surgery initially in Oxford in the United Kingdom, then at Harvard Medical School in Boston Massachusetts and finally with Ian Jackson in Michigan.
He returned to Perth in 1995, commencing private practice in West Perth and public practice at Royal Perth Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital. He was Head of Department of Plastic Surgery at Royal Perth Hospital from 2003 to 2006 before focusing his public hospital work on cranio-facial surgery at Princess Margaret Hospital where he continues to work today.
Matt is a founding member of the Australian Society of Cranio-Maxillo Facial Surgeons and is currently Vice-President of that society. He is also a founding member of the Australian and New Zealand Head & Neck Society. He was President of the West Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2009 and 2010 and was the West Australian representative of the Board of Training for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons for the Royal Australian College of Surgeons from 1997 to 2003. He continues to be involved with the training of Plastic Surgeons both through Princess Margaret Hospital and in the private system. He supports and is involved in overseas aid programmes via the Rafiki Programme in Africa and Interplast as well as supporting Operation Rainbow.