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Dr Tim Heath

Suite 303, Level 3, 13A Montgomery St, Kogarah NSW 2217

02 9553 9969

Tim Heath is a hand specialist with broad expertise in hand and wrist surgery: carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and trigger finger, Dupuytren’s disease, tumours and ganglions, microsurgery, fractures, arthritis, and wrist arthroscopy.

Tim graduated from Medicine at Sydney University in 1988. He initially trained as an Infectious Diseases Physician, and spent time as an Infectious Diseases registrar in Darwin, where treatment of leprosy patients reignited a prior interest in hand surgery. He started his general surgical career in 1998, and subsequently specialised in Plastic Surgery. During surgical training his interest in hand surgery steadily strengthened, and after successfully completing his Fellowship in Plastic Surgery he undertook post-Fellowship training in Hand Surgery at Sydney Hospital.

In 2006 he was appointed as a Hand Surgery VMO at both Sydney and Liverpool Hospitals. Tim has been the Director of the Sydney Hospital Hand Surgery Unit (2010-2015), where he continues to work, and to teach Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedic surgical trainees. He is a senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, teaching microsurgery to students in the Master of Surgery Programme. In 2013 and 2014 he travelled to Hue Central Hospital, Vietnam, to perform surgery and to teach local surgeons aspects of Hand Surgery. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, a Member of the Australian Hand Surgery Society, and a Member of the New South Wales Hand Surgery Association.