Donald R Marshall Plastic Surgeon
Cosmetic Surgeons - Kew, VIC
Donald R Marshall practises a full scope of plastic and reconstructive procedure, including cosmetic surgery.
Professor Marshall graduated from the University of Melbourne Medical School in 1957 with honours in every subject.
He received his general surgical training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital with Sir Edward Hughes and Sir Edward Dunlop and obtained his F.R.A.C.S. in general surgery in 1962.
He trained in plastic surgery with Sir Benjamin Rank and was appointed Robert Fowler. Traveling fellow of the Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria in 1964. Prof. Marshall made a particular study of immediate reconstruction following head and neck cancer surgery
in the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
He returned to medical practice in Melbourne in 1965 in partnership with Sir Benjamin Rank and in 1968 was appointed Head of Plastic Surgery at Prince Henry's Hospital and later Monash Medical Centre, where he established the training programme in plastic surgery. He was appointed Associate Professor of Surgery at
Monash University in 1991.
Prof. Marshall has held various offices in plastic surgery and was chairman of the Division of Plastic Surgery of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons from 1974 -1976.
He made significant contributions to repair after head and neck cancer surgery, but more particularly to breast reconstruction following mastectomy, a subject on which he has published widely. Prof. Marshall has been an invited international lecturer on many
occasions, in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, Europe and
the United States of America.
In 1983 he become involved in the development of Interplast Australia, which is a voluntary aid organisation, funded by Rotary, AusAid, private donations and the business
community. This program provides voluntary programmes in plastic and reconstructive surgery to the pacific island nations, Papua New Guinea, the Phillippines, Indonesia,
Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.
Prof. Marshall was awarded the Medal of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1997 and in 1999 was made a member of the Order of Australia.
He practises a full range of plastic and reconstructive surgery, including cosmetic surgery.
His philosophy is that patients requiring cosmetic surgery, just as those having reconstructive surgery, should have the least amount of surgery necessary to satisfy their needs. This philosophy is outlined further in his book "Your Face in Their Hands" which was reviewed as follows.