Patrishia is the current Vice President of Australian & New Zealand Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (ANZAOMS). She is Deputy Section Head of OMS at RCH and an Honorary Surgeon at RMH. Her interests include correction of facial deformities, and she maintains micro-accreditation in Craniofacial Surgery following additional Fellowship training in the UK. Patrishia is passionate about incorporating latest techniques and innovations into her practice to enhance patient outcomes. She is a regular invited speaker at international conferences, and a reviewer for scientific journals. She contributes to training and examining OMS trainees and holds formal appointments for these roles.


  • BDSc, University of Melbourne
  • MBBS (Hons), University of Melbourne
  • PGDip Surgical Anatomy, University of Melbourne
  • MDSC OMS, University of Melbourne
  • FRACDS (OMS), FRCS (Ed.)

Professional Associations

  • AOS
  • ADA

Special interests

  • Facial (skeletal) deformities correction (including cleft & craniofacial patients)
  • Complex corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic) for bite correction
  • Chin augmentation
  • Paediatric oral & maxillofacial surgery
  • Facial trauma

Education and training

  • Supervisor of Training (OMS), The Royal Children’s Hospital
  • Accredited Examiner with RACDS for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery SST examinations
  • Current Member of Victorian and Tasmanian Regional Surgical Committee, RSC
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne


  • Facial Trauma (current project)
  • Orthognthic surgery (current project with focus on virtual surgical planning)
  • “Infant Mandibular Distraction for Upper airway obstruction: A Clinical Audit”. Plast Reconstr Surg. Glob Open. 2016 Jul; 4(7): e812
  • “Isolated orbital floor fractures in the paediatric patient: case series and review of management”. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. Oct 2015.
  • “Resonance and speech articulation after midface advancement in craniofacial dysostosis”. J Craniofac Surg 2012

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Cliveden


Epworth Richmond

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

OralMax Surgeons
level 2
71 Collins Street
Clinical institute

Head and Neck Clinical Institute

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The Institute groups together surgical sub-specialties of dental, dermatology, opthalmology, oral and maxillofacial, otolaryngology (ear, nose, throat) and plastic surgery.