Senior Specialists
Working as a multi-disciplinary team
Prof Anand Deva
Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery
BSc (Med), MBBS (Hons), MS, FRACS

Other integrated Specialities

  • Dermatology & Plastic Surgery
  • Bariatric & Weight Loss Surgery


Hospital positions

  • Professor and Head, Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University 2010-Current
  • Consultant Plastic and Hand Surgeon, Sydney Hospital, Macquarie Street 2010 – Current
  • Kareena Private Hospital – 2001 – Current
  • Kingsway Day Surgery – 2014 – Current

National Roles

  • Chairman, NSW Regional Training Committee in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 2008-2012
  • NSW representative, National Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2008-2012
  • Plastic Surgery Representative, Board of Surgical Research, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 2011-current

Professional Overview

Professor Anand Deva is the Director of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine and a founding member of Macquarie Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Macquarie University. He is a consultant at Sydney hospital and previously at Liverpool hospital, where he served as head of Department from 2005 to 2010. He has over 10 years of experience in private practice and continues to cover the entire spectrum of cosmetic, plastic, reconstructive, hand and microsurgery. His special interests include cosmetic surgery of the face and breast.

Professor Deva is considered a leading academic and has published widely on issues related to wound healing and surgical infection, especially in relation to implantable medical devices. He has been a consultant to both government and biomedical companies and is a frequent invited speaker at both local and international meetings. He has been mentor to numerous local and international doctors who have worked alongside him in fellowship positions.

Professor Anand Deva graduated from the University of Sydney in 1991 and was awarded first class honours and the University Medal in Medicine. After completing internship and residency at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, he was admitted into advanced training in General Surgery in 1994 and completed a Masters of Surgery in 1996 investigating the disinfection and sterilisation of surgical instruments. He commenced advanced training in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in 1996 and obtained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery) in 2000. He has received numerous awards and prizes that recognise his contribution to research and teaching. In addition to his training in Australia, Professor Deva has spent time at both Harvard and New York Universities furthering both clinical and research interests.

Clinical Interests

  • Cosmetic Surgery of the face – facial rejuvenation, rhinoplasty, eyelid lift (blepharoplasty)
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the breast – breast enlargement/reduction, breast lift, revision breast surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery of the face, head and neck – following cancer or trauma
  • Reconstructive microsurgery – for complex acquired and congenital defects
  • Hand Surgery

Education and Qualifications

  • 2000 Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Plastic & Reconstructive) Awarded
  • 1998 Master of Surgery University of Sydney : Thesis “Laboratory and clinical evaluation of the disinfection of heat sensitive equipment”
  • 1992 Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Part 1 awarded Gordon-Gordon Taylor Medal for first place in Australasia
  • 1991 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Hons Class 1) and the University Medal in Medicine and Surgery University of Sydney
  • 1989 Bachelor of Science (Medical) Honours University of Sydney : Thesis “A study of the molecular pathology of two monogenic disorders : cystic fibrosis and the human hereditary persistence of foetal haemoglobin”

Awards and Honours

Postgraduate Fellowships/Awards

  • John Ham Medal for best paper at ASC 2003
  • Visiting Fellowship 2001 – Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital, New York, USA
  • Research Fellowship 2000/1 – Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery New York University
  • Hand surgery fellowship 1998 – Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Australian Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Travelling fellowship 1998
  • Canberra Hospital Private Practice Fund Travelling fellowship 1997
  • Noel Newton Medal for Best Paper at ASC 1996
  • Luhr Travelling Fellowship 1996
  • RPAH Travelling Fellowship 1995

Consultant Appointments

  • Professor and Head, Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University 2010-Current
  • Consultant Plastic and Hand Surgeon, Sydney Hospital, Macquarie Street 2010 – Current
  • Co-director Surgical Infection Research Group, ASAM, Macquarie University – 2010 – current

National Roles

  • Chairman, NSW Regional Training Committee in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 2008-2012
  • Medical Consultant – Johnson & Johnson Medical, KCI, Allergan – 2006-Current

Memberships and Committees

Research Interests

Professor Deva has made significant research contributions in the field of implant infection and wound healing. His work on breast implant safety has led to major improvements in outcomes around the world.

He is co-director of the Surgical Infection Research Group and is co-supervisor to full time postgraduate research students. Current laboratory work is centred on the science and clinical significance of bacterial biofilm infection using both in vitro and in vivo models. The role of bacteria in the pathogenesis of breast implant failure and technologies to prevent bacterial attachment to breast implants and other medical prostheses are being investigated.

Clinical research interests include the treatment of craniomaxillofacial trauma, use of fat grafting and evaluation of outcomes in cosmetic surgery.

Selected Publications

  • Hu H, Vickery K, Deva AK, Chronic biofilm infection in breast implants is associated with an increased T cell lymphocytic infiltrate – implications for breast implant associated lymphoma PRS in press
  • Jacombs A., Hu H., Deva A.K., Wessels W.L.F., Bradshaw D., Vickery K In vitro and in vivo investigation of the influence of implant surface on the formation of bacterial bilfilm in mammary implants Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2014; 133(4) : 471e-480e
  • Vickery, K., Hu H., Jacombs A.S., Bradshaw D.A., Deva A.K. A review of bacterial biofilms and their role in device associated infection Healthcare infection 2013: 18(2) : 61-66
  • Deva A.K., Adam W.P Jr., Vickery K., The role of bacterial biofilms in device associated infection Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2013; 132(5):1319-1328
  • Vickery K, Hu H, Jacombs AS, Bradshaw DA, Deva AK A review of bacterial biofilms and their role in device-associated infection Healthcare Infection 2013:18B;61-66
  • Jacombs A, Allan J, Hu H, Valente PM, Wessels W, Deva AK, Vickery K. The use of antibiotic impregnated mesh reduces the formation of biofilm-induced capsular contracture in the porcine model. Aesthetic Surg J;2012: Accepted 27.1.2012.
  • Vickery K, Deva AK, Jacombs A, Allan J, Valente P, and Gosbell IB. Presence of biofilm containing viable multi-resistant organisms despite terminal cleaning on clinical surfaces in an intensive care unit. J Hosp Infect2012;80:52-55.
  • Vickery K, Deva AK, Jacombs A, Allan J, Valente P, and Gosbell IB. Presence of biofilm containing viable multiresistant organisms despite terminal cleaning on clinical surfaces in an intensive care unit. J Hosp Infect2012;80:52-55.
  • Ngo QD, Vickery K and Deva AK. The effect of Topical Negative Pressure on wound biofilms using an in vitrowound model. Wound Repair Regeneration; 2011 20(1): 83-90
  • James M Allan, Anita S.W. Jacombs, Pedro M. Valente, Helen Hu Steven L. MertenKaren Vickery, Anand K. Deva, Detection of bacterial biofilm in double capsule surrounding mammary implants – findings in human and porcine breast augmentation Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 129)3):578e-580e, March 2011
  • Capsular contracture and genetic profile of ica genes among staphylococcus epidermidis isolates from subclinical periprosthetic infections Deva A.K. (Letter) PRS 127(4):1748-1749, April 2011
  • Ngo Q., Deva A.K. Point-Counterpoint : Is higher pressure better than low pressure for NPWT Podiatry today 2010;23(8):50-55.
  • Tamboto H, Vickery K, Deva A.K. Subclinical (biofilm) infection causes capsular contracture in a porcine model following augmentation mammaplasty PRS 2010;126(3):835-842
  • Jacombs A., Allan J, Valente P, Vickery K and Deva AK How bacterial biofilms can affect breast implants Body Language 2010
  • Hadi R, Vickery K, Deva A, Charlton T. Biofilm removal by Medical device cleaners: comparison of two detection assays. J Hosp Infect:2010;74:160-167.
  • Bovill E. Banwell PE. Teot L. Eriksson E. Song C. Mahoney J. Gustafsson R. Horch R. Deva A. Whitworth I. Topical negative pressure wound therapy: a review of its role and guidelines for its use in the management of acute wounds.International Advisory Panel on Topical Negative Pressure. International Wound Journal. 5(4):511-29, 2008 Oct.
  • Matousek S., Deva A.K., Mani R., Outcome measurements in wound healing are not inclusive : a way forward International Journal of Lower extremity Wounds 6(4):284-290 December 2007
  • Kennedy P.J., Young W.M., Deva A.K., Haertsch P.A. Burns and amputations : a 24 year experience J Burn Care and Research 27(2):183-188 March/April 2006
  • Ho K., Boorer C., Khan U., Deva A.K., Chang L., Innovative technique for correction of the congenital lop ear J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2006;59:494-8
  • K., Hutter J.J., Eskridge J., Khan U., Boorer C.J., Hopper R.A., Deva A.K., The management of life-threatening haemmorrhage following blunt facial trauma Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery 59(12):1257-1262: 2006
  • Tonkin M.A., Deva A.K., Filan S.L., Long term follow up of composite non-vascularised toe phalanx transfers for aphalangia Journal of Hand Surgery – British Volume 30(5) 452_458: 2005
  • Khan U., Ho K., Deva A.K., Exchanging split-skin grafts to reduce donor morbidity in limited pretibial degloving injuries PRS April 15 2004;113(5):1523-1525
  • Moncrieff, N.J., Qureshi C., Deva A.K. A comparative cost analysis of Maxillofacial Trauma in Australia Journal of Craniofacial Surgery July 2004;15(4):686-691
  • Moisidis E., Heath T., Boorer C., Ho K., Deva A.K. A prospective blinded randomized controlled clinical trial of topical negative pressure (TNP) use in skin grafting PRS September 15, 2004;114(4):917-922
  • Matarasso A., Deva A.K. Informe sobre seguridad y eficacia La Toxina Botulina Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 114(5) S 65S-72S: 2004
  • Deva A.K Subclinical infection as a possible cause of significant breast capsules [Letter] PRS June 2004;113(7):2230
  • Nettle W., Deva A.K., Outcomes following facelift surgery : recognizing and avoiding dynamic contour irregularities (DCI) ANZJS July 2003;73S;A226
  • Young W.M., Deva A.K., Haetsch P.A., Kennedy P.J., Burns and amputations : a 22 year experience ANZJS May 2003;73S1:A96
  • Matarasso A., Deva A.K., Botulinum Toxin – an update PRS October 2003;112(5)S:55S-61S
  • Deva A.K., Hopper R.A., Landecker A., Flores R., Weiner J., McCarthy J.G., The use of intraoperative autotransfusion during cranial vault remodeling for craniosynostosis PRS 109(1):58-63, 2002
  • Deva A.K., Matarasso A. The treatment of the prominent axillary fold Operative Techniques in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Body Contouring and Liposuction Part III, Vol 8, no 3. pp 192-195, 2003
  • Deva A.K., Matarasso A., The safety and efficacy of botulinum toxin PRS 2002: 109(3):1191-1197
  • Deva A.K. , Chang L. Aesthetic Facial Surgery Australian Doctor 29th March 2002
  • Pajkos A., Deva A.K., Vickery K., Cope C., Chang L., Cossart Y.E., Detection of subclinical infection in symptomatic breast implant capsules PRS 2003:111:1605-1611.
  • Hargreaves D.G. , Pajkos A., Deva A.K., Vickery K., Filan S.L., Tonkin M.A., (2002) The role of biofilm formation in percutaneous K-wire fixation of radial fractures J Hand Surg (B&E) 27(4):365-368

Deva A.K., Fisher E., Buckland, G., Liew S.C.C., Merten S., McGlynn M., Gianoutsos M., Baldwin M., Lendvay P,. Topical negative pressure in wound management MJA 2000:173:128-131

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