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Mr John Beer

FRACS Fellow Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, ASPS Member Australian Society Plastic Surgeons, AMA Member Australian Medical Association

Mr John Beer

Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer Specialist

Mr John Beer is a Melbourne trained Plastic Surgeon who is based in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne.  His primary private practice is based in Rathmines Clinic in leafy Hawthorn East, and he consults from Ringwood Private Hospital and The Skin Health Institute in Carlton.

John received his primary medical education from Melbourne University, and completed his undergraduate training at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.

Between 2004 and 2006 John trained in General Surgery based at St Vincent’s Hospital. During this period he worked in Geelong, Warrnambool, and Shepparton in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery.

In 2007 John began four years of advanced training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  He trained in all the major metropolitan hospitals including The Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre, St Vincent’s Hospital, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, The Alfred, and The Royal Children’s Hospital.

After completing his training in Plastic Surgery in 2011 John embarked on an international fellowship to gain further experience in reconstructive surgery and aesthetic surgery. He was awarded the Royal Australian College of Surgeons Hugh Johnson Travelling Fellowship for 2012 where he was invited as part of an international exchange to travel to major centers in the United States, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Sweden and the UK to broaden his experience in both major and minor reconstructive problems as well as aesthetic issues. 

John also received the Mentor International Aesthetic Fellowship, which allowed him to work with Dr Barry Jones in Harley Street London and at the King Edward VII Hospital in Marylebone.

John now holds positions as a visiting consultant Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon at the Austin Hospital and at The Skin Health Institute. John commenced private practice in 2014 and operates through Epworth Healthcare, Glenferrie Private Hospital, Ringwood Private and Vermont Private Hospital.

John is well trained in all aspects of plastic surgery including management of early and advanced skin cancer.  He has a particular clinical interest in aesthetic and reconstructive facial surgery including all forms of facial rejuvenation, rhinoplasty and primary and secondary reconstruction.  This extends into his work in more complex microvascular reconstructions of the head and neck, breast and limb particularly following oncological surgery or trauma.  John uniquely works in conjunction with an oculoplastic colleague of his Dr Alicia Au and hence offers a full multidisciplinary approach to perio-orbital pathology.  John also has extensive experience in elective and traumatic hand surgery, and breast surgery.

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36 Mt Dandenong Road , Ringwood East 3135