Dr Lily Vrtik graduated from the Medical Faculty of University of Western Australia in 1999. During her early years of surgical training, she worked at Royal Perth Hospital, Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital as well as Princess Margaret Hospital for Children. She completed her last two years of Plastic Surgery training in Queensland, at Princess Alexandra Hospital and Royal Brisbane and Women Hospital.
In 2002, she also spent twelve months working at the world-renowned Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan in their famous plastic and reconstructive unit. During these twelve months, she trained in acute and reconstructive burn surgery, craniofacial, hand and lower limb trauma plastic surgery, as well as cancer reconstructive surgery.
Having spent most of her university life working as a piano teacher, Lily continues her enthusiasm for teaching in the field of Surgery. She is regularly involved in educational session for other doctors, in particular, general practitioners. She also holds a public consultant position at Princess Alexandra Hospital where she participates in the teaching of junior doctors, medical students, and nursing students. Lily has also been an active instructor and faculty member in nation-wide EMSB (Early Management in Severe Burns) courses for the past ten years.
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Australian New Zealand Burns Association
Australian Medical Association