Associate Professor Sydney Ch’ng is a fully qualified Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon and leading surgical researcher. She is one of a few surgeons fully trained in both Plastic Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery. Her current work includes cancer surgery (head and neck cancer, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers), reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery, and academic work as Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Sydney.
Dr Sydney Ch’ng studied medicine at the University of Melbourne. During her surgical training, she participated in the Surgeon Scientist Program through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). She performed two years of full time research into the biology of skin cancers, publishing many scientific papers, and presenting her research at both national and international conferences. Dr Ch’ng won a number of awards including the Young Investigator Award presented by the Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Cancer Society (ANZHNCS), Best Proffered Paper at the ANZHNCS Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM), the Louis Barnett Prize for Best Free Paper at the RACS (NZ) ASM, and Best Scientific Poster at the RACS Annual Scientific Congress. This research culminated in the awarding of a PhD, and resulted in changes to global guidelines for the management of skin cancers.
Following this, Dr Ch’ng completed training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, obtaining Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS).