Mr Cameron Keating is a Victorian trained Specialist Plastic, Reconstructive, Hand & Wrist Surgeon, who was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2017. He has undertaken post-fellowship training in Hand & Wrist Surgery at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne and Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney as part of the Australian Hand Surgery Society PFET program. Cameron has expertise in Hand & Wrist Surgery and Aesthetic Surgery and has undertaken Aesthetic Surgery observerships in Sydney, Melbourne, and Hobart. He holds a public appointment at the Royal Hobart Hospital and his private practice is the Hobart Institute of Plastic Surgery in the Hobart CBD.
Cameron is the founder and director of the Tas MedTech Lab developing devices for improving healthcare in partnership with the University of Tasmania. He is also passionate about volunteering and using his surgical skills for the benefit of patients in developing countries. He was the inaugural Avant Interplast New Fellow in 2019-20, undertaking an annual two-week aid surgical program in Laos for paediatric and adult patients suffering from burns, trauma, and congenital deformities. Cameron is married to Julia whose field is humanitarian aid work and has two young daughters Lily and Ava. They returned from Melbourne in 2018 to raise their children in Hobart, close to Cameron’s family.
Cameron was born and schooled in Hobart until Year 12, where he was the Dux of Guilford Young College and was awarded an Australian Student Prize. He then completed medical school at the University of Melbourne on a National Medicine Scholarship (1999-2004). During medical school Cameron was awarded a J.G. Hunter Research Fellowship by the Australian Medical Association to undertake honours research into the HIV virus at the Burnet Institute. He was also awarded the Dean’s prize at St Vincent’s Hospital clinical school in his final year of study. After medical school Cameron was an Anatomy Demonstrator at the University of Melbourne, where he was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy.
During Plastic Surgery training Cameron was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and a Sir Keith Murdoch Fellowship to undertake Masters research at Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School in nerve surgery. Cameron has received numerous research awards including the President’s Award (Best paper, Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery conference, Boston 2008), the H. Kirk Watson Founders’ Award (Best paper, The New England Hand Society, Boston 2011), and the Emmett prize twice (Best research paper, Plastic Surgery Registrar’s Conference, 2013 & 2014). In 2018, one of the medtech startups he mentors, Lateroll, won the national MedTech’s got Talent competition.
Hand & Wrist Surgery: Post-Fellowship Education and Training (PFET), The Australian Hand
- 2019 Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney
- 2017 St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne
Aesthetic Surgery observerships (various)
- 2018-19 Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (FRACS): Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
- Victoria/Tasmania 2011-16 (including 2011 in Boston)
Surgical Research Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School
- 2010-11 Supervisor, Dr Jonathan M. Winograd MD, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
General Surgery training, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
- 2008-10 St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne
Diploma in Surgical Anatomy (PGDipSurgAnat), The University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Medical Science (MBBS/BMedSc),
The University of Melbourne
- 2001-2 BMedSc, Burnet Institute, Melbourne (supervisor, Prof. Johnson Mak)
Tas MedTech Lab
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)
Australian Hand Surgery Society (AHSS)
Asia Pacific Wrist Association (APWA)
Australian and New Zealand Burns Association (ANZBA)
Plastic Surgery Research Council (PSRC)
Australian Fulbright Alumni Organisation (AFAA)
American Australian Association Alumni Club
||CPAP Buddy, International winner (Australia/ India/ Singapore), The Actuator MedTech Accelerator
||Avant Interplast New Fellow, Laos surgical aid program
||CPAP Buddy, overall winner, UTas UPitch
||Lateroll, national winner, MedTech’s got Talent competition
||Lateroll, overall winner & people’s choice award, UTas UPitch
||Emmett Prize, Best Research Presentation, Plastic Surgery Registrar’s Conference
||Emmett Prize, Best Research Presentation, Plastic Surgery Registrar’s Conference
||H.Kirk Watson Founders’ Award, The New England Hand Society, Best Paper Presentation
||Basic Science Grant, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
||Sir Keith Murdoch Fellow, American Australian Association
||Australian Postgraduate Award, The University of Melbourne
||Fulbright Gregory Schwartz Enrichment Grant, Australian-American Fulbright Association, Microsurgery training, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital & Columbia University Medical Center
||Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship, Australian-American Fulbright Association
||Doctors in Training Grant, Medical Insurance Group Australia
||President’s Award Thoracic, International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, Best Paper Presentation
||The Dean’s Prize, St Vincent’s Hospital Clinical School, The University of Melbourne
||Melbourne Abroad Scholarship, The University of Melbourne
||J.G. Hunter Research Fellowship, Australian Medical Association
||Melbourne National Medicine Scholarship, The University of Melbourne, Top 5 Undergraduate Students (Class of 240)
||Old Collegians’ Major Residential Scholarship, Newman College, The University of Melbourne
||Australian Student Prize, Federal Government of Australia, Top 100 graduating high-school students
||Tasmania University Scholarship in Medicine (declined), University of Tasmania
||Tasmania National Undergraduate Scholarship in Commerce (declined), University of Tasmania
||Dux, Guilford Young College, Hobart, Tasmania
||E.N.T.E.R. 99.95 (out of 99.95), Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank; T.C.E 100 (out of 100), Tasmanian Certificate of Education
||Academic Excellence Award, University of Tasmania
Crepaldi B.E., Keating, C., Ek E.T., Tham S.K.Y., “Medial Femoral Trochlea Graft for Scaphoid Waist Nonunion: A Case Report and Review of the Literature”, J Wrist Surg, Dec. 2019.
Pavan F., Albarki H.S., Keating C.P., God J.S., Leong J., “Does delay to theatre lead to increased infection rates in hand trauma? A retrospective cohort study”, November; 6(11):e2025, Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open, 2018.
Murphy A.D., Keating C.P. (co-1st author), Penington A., McCombe D., Coombs C.J., “Paediatric Fingertip Composite Grafts – Do they all go black?”, February, 70 (2): 173-177, JPRAS, 2016.
Zhou J., Mclean C., Keating C., Finkemeyer J., Morsi A., “Fibro-Osseous Pseudotumour of the Digit: An Illustrative Case and Review of the Literature”, Hand Surg, 2015: 20(3):458-462.
Jung Y., Ng J.H., Keating C.P., Senthil-Kumar P., Zhao J., Randolph M.A., Winograd J.M., Evans C.L., “Comprehensive Evaluation of Peripheral Nerve Regeneration in the Acute Healing Phase using Tissue Clearing and Optical Microscopy in a Rodent Model”, PLOS ONE, April, 9 (4): e94054, 2014.
Grinsell D., Keating C.P., “Peripheral Nerve Reconstruction after Injury: A Review of Clinical and Experimental Therapies”, BioMed Research International, Sept 3, 2014.
J Ye M., Mingsheng Ye J., Wu L., Keating C.P., Choi W.T., “A Challenging Diagnosis: Case Report of Extensive Pyoderma Gangrenosum at Multiple Sites”, Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, March 26, 2014.
Bittner G.D., Keating C.P., Kane J.R., Britt J.M., Spaeth C.S., Fan J.D., Zuzek A., Wilcott R.W., Thayer W.P., Winograd J.M., Gonzalez-Lima F., Schallert T., “Rapid, Effective and Long-Lasting Behavioral Recovery Produced by Microsutures, Methylene Blue, and Polyethylene Glycol after Completely Cutting Rat Sciatic Nerves”, J. Neurosci. Res., May; 90 (5): 967-80, 2012.
Keating C.P., Kong Y.X., Tay V., Knight S.R., Clarke C.P., Wright G.M., “VATS Thymectomy for Nonthymomatous Myasthenia Gravis: Standardized Outcome Assessment Using the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America Clinical Classification, Innovations, March; 6(2): 104-9, 2011.
Keating C.P., Hill M.K., Hawkes D.J., Smyth R.P., Isel C., Le S.Y., Palmenberg A.C., Marshall J.A., Marquet R., Nabel G.J., Mak J., “The A-rich RNA sequences of HIV-1 pol are important for the synthesis of viral cDNA”, Nucleic Acids Research, Feb; 37(3): 945-56, 2009.
Wright G.M., Keating C. (Co-authors), Chapter 22: “Totally Endoscopic Techniques: Right-Sided Thoracoscopic Thymectomy”, 201-206. In: Lavini C., editor. Thymus Gland Pathology – Clinical, Diagnostic & Therapeutic Features, Springer-Verlag Italia, Dec. 28, 2008.