The future of burn surgery-what is on the horizon

Winthrop Professor Fiona M Wood FRACS AM

Director of the Burns Service of WA
Director of the Burn Injury Research Unit UWA


The use of point of care devices to assist in surgical decision making.

Tissue salvage and tissue guided regeneration.

Haemostasis  and infection control

The role of automation in scanning the injury over time and driving 3D printing in the operating room



Winthrop Professor Fiona Wood is a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon specialising in the field of burn care, trauma and scar reconstruction. As Director of the WA Burns Service of Western Australia, she is consultant at Perth Children’s Hospital and Fiona Stanley Hospital.

As director of burns research, she leads an interdisciplinary team with broad collaboration focused on translation to improve clinical outcomes. She has been the recipient of the 2003 Australian Medical Association‘Contribution to Medicine’ Award and an Order of Australia Medal for work with Bali bombing victims. As a National Living Treasure and Australian Citizen of the Year in 2004. she received the honour of being named Australian of the Year in 2005.

Fiona and Marie Stoner, co-founders of Clinical Cell Culture,  now Avitamedical, won the 2005 Clunies Ross Award for their contributions to Medical Science in Australia.

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