Dr Kieran Rowe

Dr Kieran Rowe is a Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon with a special interest in hand surgery, head and neck surgery and microsurgery.

After obtaining Dux at Anglican Church Grammar School, where he represented Australia at the International Chemistry Olympiad, obtaining a silver medal. He went on to study Medicine at The University of Melbourne, where he received a full residential Scholarship from Trinity College. He completed his MBBS as well as a BMedSci and DipMus in clarinet.

Developing an early interest in surgery, he completed his basic training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, going on to general surgery advanced training in 2008. Having developed an interest in Plastic Surgery, he commenced a PhD under the supervision of Prof Wayne Morrison, an international leader in Plastic Surgery, before commencing Plastic Surgery training in 2012.
Dr Rowe commenced his Plastic Surgery training in Melbourne, focusing primarily on hand surgery, before moving back home to Brisbane, where he trained in the major Plastic Surgery centres at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Royal Brisbane Hospital and Mater Hospital.

During this time he continued his training in hand surgery, obtaining extensive experience in major hand trauma, as well as all other aspects of hand surgery, both emergent and elective. He also trained under leaders in the Head and Neck field, especially mentored by Dr Vedella Hinckley and Dr William Cockburn at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, obtaining unrivalled training in Head and Neck cancer resection and with Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgeons at both the Royal Brisbane and Princess Alexandra Hospital.
During his training, he received the Plastic and reconstructive surgery Emmett Prize for best research presentation and continues his active involvement with research projects in both clinical and basic science, with his PhD on adipose tissue engineering in the process of completing.

Dr Rowe obtained his fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and is an active member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr Rowe is a member of the Head and Neck MDT at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, as well as the Hand Clinic at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. He has gone on to continue the legacy of his mentors by training future plastic surgeons as the Director of Training at The Royal Brisbane Hospital. Dr Rowe is also an Associate Lecturer at the University of Queensland, where he enjoys mentoring future surgeons.

Dr Rowe ensures he is at the forefront of Plastic surgery techniques with active involvement in the Queensland Chapter of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, as well as attending conferences both nationally and internationally. He is also the current president of the Queensland Chapter of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons.


Playing Clarinet/Musician



Specialist Areas

Dr Rowe specialises in the following areas of surgery:

Head & Neck Surgery

Hand Surgery, including Trauma & Elective

Skin Cancer Surgery of all Locations, Types & Severity

Breast Reconstruction, Reduction & Aesthetic Surgery

Facial Aesthetic

Massive Weight Loss & Abdominoplasty Surgery

Reconstructive Microsurgery