Dr Jill Tomlinson is a fully qualified plastic, reconstructive and hand surgeon. After graduating dux in her year at University High School, Jill completed medical school at the University of Melbourne in 2001, one of five students to graduate with …
Dr Jill Tomlinson is a fully qualified plastic, reconstructive and hand surgeon. After graduating dux in her year at University High School, Jill completed medical school at the University of Melbourne in 2001, one of five students to graduate with first class honours in both medicine and surgery. Jill undertook her internship and basic surgical training at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, home of the Bernard O'Brien Institute of Microsurgery and Australia's first hand transplant.
She obtained a postgraduate diploma in surgical anatomy from Melbourne University Private in 2003. After completing her basic surgical training in early 2005 she undertook two years of advanced training in general surgery, including 6 month terms in breast, thoracic, vascular and bariatric (weight loss) surgery, before commencing advanced training in plastic and reconstructive surgery in 2007.
She was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2011.
After qualifying as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon she undertook additional training in specialist hand surgery in order to be able to offer a full range of hand and wrist surgery services to her patients. In 2011 she worked as the Plastic and Reconstructive Fellow at Western Health in Victoria. In 2012-13 she was the Hand and Microsurgical Fellow on the Orthopaedic Unit at John Hunter Hospital, the largest trauma hospital in New South Wales, Australia.
Jill believes that using web technologies can improve patient communication, education and outcomes and welcomes ePatients in her surgical practice. The Jill Tomlinson Plastic Surgeon and Melbourne Hand Surgery websites are ongoing projects that Jill has developed to assist patients who wish to learn more about their plastic surgical and or hand conditions.
Jill is the Specialty Editor (Social Media) for the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery. She has published in international journals including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the Annals of Plastic Surgery, the British Medical Journal and the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. She maintains up-to-date knowledge of new developments in hand surgery through attendance at conferences and workshops and is a reviewer for national and international journals. Jill is a Partner Investigator on the Australian Research Council funded project "Elucidating the increasing demand for genital cosmetic surgery among girls and women in Australia" conducted by a multidisciplinary team of researchers at Monash University, Jean Hailes for Women's Health, Women's Health Victoria, Southern Health/Monash Medical Centre, Family Planning Victoria and the Australian Federation of Medical Women. Jill also volunteers her time to teach surgical trainees as a training course faculty member with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and is a faculty member of the RACS Academy of Surgical Educators.
MBBS(Hons) - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Melbourne
PG Dip Surg Anat - Postgraduate Diploma of Surgical Anatomy, University of Melbourne
FRACS(Plast) - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)
GAICD - Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Registration Numbers and Professional Memberships
AHPRA no. MED0001194120 Professional Memberships include: Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Australian Medical Association Victorian Medical Women's Society Australian Federation of Medical Women Medical Women's International Association Australian Institute of Company Directors UN Women RACS Women In Surgery Section RACS Pain Medicine Section Victorian Hand Surgery Society American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Australian Melanoma Network Australian & New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group Women's Health West