27th Annual Conference

27th Annual Conference

Inspiring Innovation ...

March 2024


Milap Rughani

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

TOPIC : Head & Neck Reconstruction; building faces and teams

1. Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital
2. Senior Clinical Lecturer University of Queensland

• My parents are from India. I was born in Kenya,
• Schooled in London,
• Studied medicine at Leeds,
• Surgically trained at Oxford,
• Completed Fellowships in Head & Neck / Microsurgery at Princess Alexandra Hospital,
Brisbane and Melanoma Institute Australia, Sydney
Previous research
• Clinical Research Fellow, Aug 2010 – July 2012 University of Oxford, Department of Oncology
• Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
• Melanoma (SLNB / Basic science senescence in cells)

• Certified Health Informatician Australasia, Australasian Institute Digital Health
• General registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
• Specialist Register Plastic Surgery General Medical Council, UK
• Certificate of Completion of Training, UK Committee on Surgical Training
• FRCS (plast), Royal College of Surgeons England
• MRes, University of Oxford, Oxford
• Postgraduate Diploma Teaching in Higher Education, University of Oxford
• MRCS, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
• MBChB, University of Leeds

• Clinical Educator of the Year Queensland, CPMEC Australia & New Zealand
• Nominated for Consultant of the Year, Royal Brisbane Hospital
• Ethicon Foundation Award, Royal College of Surgeons of England
• Skin Cancer Clinical Studies Group Trainee Representative UK Cancer Research Institute
• Junior Investigator Network Group Bursary, UK Cancer Medicine Centre
• Medical Education Fellow, University of Oxford
• Research project award, Oxford Health Services Research Committee, UK
• Basic Sciences and Clinical Translational Research Award, Oxford Cancer Centre
• Overseas Travel Bursary, British Association of Plastic Surgeons
• Lecturer in Anatomy, University of Oxford
• Surgical Training Fellowship, European Society of Surgical Oncology

Greatest Achievements
• Being a father to my two girls and husband to my wife
• Wanted to be a professional cricketer
• Climbed Mt Kilimanjaro as expedition doctor

Special Interests
• Head & Neck Cancer and Reconstruction
• Complex Skin Cancer
• Melanoma
• Trauma
• Teaching & Learning
• Teamwork