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Tony Tonks - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Canberra ACT

Dr Tony Tonks

Dr Tony Tonks


Dr Tonks undertook his medical school training at Otago University in New Zealand and completed his Plastic Surgery training in New Zealand and Sydney.

Dr Tonks initially worked in a private practice in Sydney, and has worked in both the private and public sector in Canberra for 18 years. His specialties include Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery and Hand Surgery.

He is an active member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and the Australian Hand Surgery Society.

Dr Philip Rome

Dr Philip Rome

MB BS (Hons 1) FRACS

Dr Rome attended The University of Sydney where he was awarded First Class Honours in his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in 1999.

Dr Rome returned to Canberra in 2003 for six months as a General Surgical Registrar working at Calvary Bruce. After being accepted to the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training programme he spent the following four years in Sydney. He attained his FRACS in Plastic Surgery and undertook an additional six-month microsurgical fellowship at The Hospital San Pau in Barcelona.

On returning to Sydney in 2007 Dr Rome worked as a VMO, for over 10 years, at Concord Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. During this time, he was secretary for the NSW chapter of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and RACS Supervisor of Training at RPAH. He was also the Asia Pacific representative for an international expert panel for negative pressure wound therapy.

Dr Rome has a strong sense of social justice and has visited Nepal to lead a volunteer surgical mission (burns reconstruction) ten times over the past 13 years.