Dr Rodrigo Teixeira is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon based in Melbourne, Australia. He is a graduate of medical school at the Santa Casa de Sao Paulo in Brazil and undertook his Internship and introductory General Surgery training at the same institution. His accredited training in Plastic Surgery included rotations in various training centres under the auspices of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery (SBCP) and his base hospital was the Heliopolis Hospital. This was followed by international fellowship training in Melbourne, Australia which consisted of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship at The Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery affiliated with the Monash University, Craniofacial and Cleft Surgery fellowship at the Royal Children’s Hospital, followed by a second and third fellowships at the same institution in the areas of Paediatric Plastic Surgery and Burns, the latter was combined with adult burns at the Alfred Hospital.
After completion of fellowship training, he returned to Brazil to work at the Hospital of Craniofacial Anomalies Rehabilitation part of the University of Sao Paulo (USP) and had the opportunity to learn more from his Brazilian mentors and provide education and supervision of plastic surgery fellows. During his time in Brazil, he focused on the treatment of cleft lip and palate, primary and secondary rhinoplasty, facial clefts and other complex facial anomalies. After a few years Dr Teixeira returned to Melbourne, obtained his Australian certification. He is a consultant Plastic Surgeon at The Children’s Hospital of Melbourne and is Head of Department at the Northern Hospital. He is also honorary Senior Lecturer at the Division of Surgery of the University of Melbourne, School of Medicine.
Dr Teixeira is known for his expertise in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Facial Surgery and Rhinoplasty. He is particularly interested in higher level education and has travelled abroad for observerships and medical volunteering. He truly enjoys to share the craft of Facial Plastic Surgery with surgical trainees, fellows and visiting surgeons. He is an advocate for moderation in social media, self-image and appearance and has a strong sense of social responsibility as an expert in Aesthetic Surgery. He is also interested in leadership in surgery and has attend workshops, courses and coaching. In private practice, Dr Rodrigo and his team are committed to excellent patient care and safety. He is a passionate lifetime learner and educator, and is proud to be part of the faculty members of MAFAC.