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Dr Cameron Keating

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.

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.

Dr Cameron Keating


Cosmetic Surgery Mentorship

2019-21 Associate Professor Frank Kimble
  • Hobart Institute of Plastic Surgery

Hand & Wrist Surgery:

Post-Fellowship Education and Training (PFET), The Australian Hand Surgery Society
  • 2019 Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney
  • 2017 St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne

Cosmetic Surgery observerships

  • 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
  • 2007

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Medical Science (MBBS/BMedSc):

The University of Melbourne
  • 1999-2004
  • 2001-2 BMedSc, Burnet Institute, Melbourne (supervisor, Prof. Johnson Mak)


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


“Ulnar-sided wrist pain: a prospective analysis of diagnostic clinical tests”, ANZ J. Surg., 91 (10):2159-2162, August 2021.
Yang O.O., McCombe D.B., Keating C., Maloney P.P., Berger A.C., 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.
Crepaldi B.E., Keating, C., Ek E.T., Tham S.K.Y.
“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.
Pavan F., Albarki H.S., Keating C.P., God J.S., Leong J.
“Paediatric Fingertip Composite Grafts – Do they all go black?”, February, 70 (2): 173-177, JPRAS, 2016.
Murphy A.D., Keating C.P. (co-1st author), Penington A., McCombe D., Coombs C.J.
“Fibro-Osseous Pseudotumour of the Digit: An Illustrative Case and Review of the Literature”, Hand Surg, 2015: 20(3):458-462.
Zhou J., Mclean C., Keating C., Finkemeyer J., Morsi A.
“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.
Jung Y., Ng J.H., Keating C.P., Senthil-Kumar P., Zhao J., Randolph M.A., Winograd J.M., Evans C.L.
“Peripheral Nerve Reconstruction after Injury: A Review of Clinical and Experimental Therapies”, BioMed Research International, Sept 3, 2014.
Grinsell D., Keating C.P.
“A Challenging Diagnosis: Case Report of Extensive Pyoderma Gangrenosum at Multiple Sites”, Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, March 26, 2014.
J Ye M., Mingsheng Ye J., Wu L., Keating C.P., Choi W.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.
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.
“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., Kong Y.X., Tay V., Knight S.R., Clarke C.P., Wright G.M.
“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.
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.
“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.
Wright G.M., Keating C. (Co-authors)


Dr Cameron Keating (MED0001202462) Registered Medical Practitioner, Specialist Plastic Surgeon (Specialist Registration in Surgery – Plastic Surgery). Provider Number: 262586VB
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