After graduating as a surgeon from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland in 1988, Dr. David Chin has dedicated the last 23 years to the advancement of plastic surgery. That commitment to the specialist field of plastic surgery saw Dr. Chin become the first surgeon in Queensland to attain the Dean’s List PhD in Plastic Surgery in almost 30 years.

Undergraduate Medical School degrees

  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland MB BCh BAO LRCP LRCS 1988

Post Graduate Surgical Qualifications

  •  MCh(MD) University College Dublin 1994
  • Dean’s List PhD(Plast) University of Queensland 2008
  • FRCS(Ireland) 
  • FRACS(Plast) 

The Dean’s List PhD gives formal recognition to those few PhD graduates who receive unanimously outstanding reports from their examiners, commending them on making genuine and substantial contributions to their field of research.

The University of Queensland insists that all Research Higher Degree theses are examined by acknowledged leaders in the field, no matter where in the world those experts are located.

After graduating in 2008, Dr. David Chin became one of a select number of Plastic Surgeons with a Dean’s List PhD in Plastic Surgery worldwide.


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