Dr Matthew Peters is a Queensland-trained Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon, obtaining Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons after undertaking training in both General and Plastic surgery. He is the Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland School of Medicine, and is a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr Peters was born and raised in Brisbane, Australia. He undertook his tertiary studies at the University of Queensland, obtaining a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery. Since obtaining his Fellowship, Dr Peters has worked in both public and private hospitals across Brisbane. He was made Director of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in 2014, a position he maintains to date. He has appointments as a visiting medical officer at the Brisbane Private Hospital, St Andrews War Memorial Hospital, Northwest Private Hospital, the Wesley Hospital, and the Mater Hospital.
Throughout his career Dr Peters has been actively involved in the training of medical students and surgical trainees. He was the first recipient of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ John Corboy Medal, awarded in 2010 for services to trainees. In 2014 he was made a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland School of Medicine, in recognition of his involvement in surgical education and research. He maintains an active involvement in the training of the next generation of Plastic and Reconstructive surgeons, both through his work a the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, but also as the Queensland Coordinator of the Plastic surgery registrar tutorial program.
Outside of work Dr Peters enjoys spending time with his wife, herself an accomplished surgeon, and their three children.