Meet A/Prof Shiva Subramaniam

A/Prof Shiva Subramaniam

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Quals: MBBS(Melb) BDSc(UWA) FRCS(OMS) FRCS(Eng) Grad Dip(OMS) Melb

A/Prof Subramaniam was born and raised in Perth, WA. He completed Dentistry at the University of Western Australia and his medical degree at the University of Melbourne. Following medical school, his specialty Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical (FRACDS OMS) training was completed in Victoria, where he was awarded the prestigious Australian & New Zealand Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons gold medal for achieving the highest mark in the specialist examination.

He then spent a further 2 years in subspecialty training in Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction. During this time, he completed the UK and Ireland Specialty examination via the Royal College of Surgeons, where he was once again awarded the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Gold Medal for achieving the highest mark in the examination across the United Kingdom and Ireland, making him the only surgeon to win both the Australia/New Zealand and UK/Ireland medals.

After working overseas for many years as an Oral, Maxillofacial and Reconstructive Surgeon, he returned home to Australia to commence public and private practice. He is currently working as a consultant at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Townsville University Hospital as well as in private practice in Melbourne and Townsville. He is also appointed to the University of Melbourne and James Cook University in both academic and clinical roles. His clinical interests include wisdom teeth, complex dental implants (including zygomatic implants), orthognathic surgery, benign and malignant pathology of the head and neck, salivary gland disease, facial trauma, skin cancer and free tissue transfer/microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck. He is fully credentialed by the RACDS(OMS) for subspeciality practice in Head & Neck Oncology and Reconstruction.

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