Dr John Kippen
BSc, MBBCh, FRACS(Plast)
- Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
- Cosmetic surgery
Dr Kippen is a qualified, Australian trained, Consultant Specialist in Cosmetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has additional Australian and International Fellowships. His professional memberships include Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) (Plastics), Member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Member of the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), Member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS) ) and the Australian Medical Association (AMA). Dr Kippen completed his medical degree in 1989 and then commenced training in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery. He completed 2 postgraduate specialist surgical exams while training in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery. While waiting to migrate, he worked in association with a general practice that included an emergency department which focused on aviation and rescue medicine. He also spent time in Critical and Intensive Care. From this broad training base Dr Kippen continued surgical training at Royal North Shore Hospital and went on to complete advanced surgical training in Cosmetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He obtained a Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)(Plastics), and completed additional fellowship training in Cosmetic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Micro Surgery and Hand Surgery. Dr Kippen then completed further training at a specialist plastic surgery unit in London. He obtained additional training in general plastic surgery and more specifically, all aspects of facial plastic surgery and breast surgery. The facial surgery included cosmetic, reconstructive and re-animation surgery. Specific breast surgery training included cosmetic breast surgery and all techniques of breast reconstructive surgery. Dr Kippen has appointments and admitting rights at Sydney Adventist Hospital. He performs day surgery at Pittwater Day Surgery in Mona Vale. At Castlecrag Hospital, he has held the positions of Head of Department - Plastic Surgery, Member - Medical Advisory Committee, Chairman - Medical Advisory Committee, Member - Medical Advisory Committee. At Sydney Adventist Hospital he has held the position of Co-Head of Department - Plastic Surgery, Head / Supervisor of Surgical Training, Member of the Surgical Services Committee. He is also actively involved in teaching a wide range of audiences, from medical students to other doctors.