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Dr Jonathan Burge


Plastic & Reconstructive, Cosmetic, Cleft & Craniofacial Surgeon

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Mr Jonathan Burge completed his plastic surgical training in New Zealand then undertook a further two years of subspecialty training in craniomaxillofacial surgery. He completed a year at the prestigious Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto in paediatric craniofacial surgery. He then went on to work as a head and neck surgeon in Cochin, Southern India. Here he was involved in resecting and reconstructing challenging head and neck cancers. He also undertook a cosmetic surgical fellowship for six months at The New Zealand Institute of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery.

Jonathan is president of The Australian and New Zealand Society of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons. He is also section chief of Craniofacial Surgery at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne. Here he works as a paediatric cleft and craniofacial, and plastic surgeon and is actively involved in teaching and clinical management of complex craniofacial cases. He is the fellowship director for The Royal Children’s Cleft and Craniofacial Program, which offers additional training to local and international plastic surgeons in the specialty of paediatric cleft and craniofacial surgery.  He operates privately at Epworth (Freemasons), Melbourne Private Hospital, Northpark Private Hospital, and Mildura Private.

Jonathan is a member of Interplast Australia and New Zealand, Operation Rainbow and Operation Smile. He commits time to volunteer work in cleft and craniofacial surgery in the Asia Pacific region every year.

Jonathan’s philosophy is to provide optimum quality care in a caring and relaxed environment where there is free and easy communication between surgeon, patient and their primary care physician.

Jonathan’s other interests include hanging out with his wife and unruly daughters, guitar, long distance running and yoga.