Dr Mark Moore has previously served as the state chairman of training in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).
A significant part of the role of consultant craniofacial surgeon in the Australian Craniofacial Unit (ACFU) has been to supervise and mentor the visiting Craniofacial Fellows – these have come from many nations within our region, as well as further afield. Among the former trainees are surgeons who have gone on to head craniofacial units in Indonesia, Thailand and Oman, whilst many other continue to utilise the skills gained here more generally in their plastic surgical practice.
Whilst traveling and working overseas teaching/training in the field of craniofacial deformity began for Mark on Australian Craniofacial Unit (ACFU) teams to Hong Kong and Malaysia, with later involvement in Indonesia and Oman.
From 1999, as part of OSSAA teams to Timor Leste (East Timor) and Eastern Indonesia it has been possible to teach cleft and reconstructive surgical principles – this has seen the training of the first surgeon with plastic surgical expertise in East Timor – Dr Joao Ximenes , who now performs cleft lip repairs in his own country. In Indonesia a number of the local trainees who accompanied our Overseas Specialist Surgical Association of Australia (OSSAA) teams now occupy senior consultant roles in Jakarta, Surabaya and Bali.
More recently Mark has, under the banner of Interplast Australia and New Zealand, been involved in teaching cleft and general plastic surgical principles to junior and senior surgeons in Bhutan and Papua New Guinea (PNG). This will continue as Interplast seeks to establish independent plastic surgical services in both those nations.
Mark's extensive teaching and training experience throughout the world includes:
2010 – 2018
- 2015–2018: Auckland FRACS (Plast) exam course, New Zealand
- 2015–2017: Teaching local surgeons, Thimphu, Bhutan
- 2012–2013: Teaching local surgical trainees, Ramallah, Palestine
2000 – 2009
- Since 2002: Teaching local medical staff and Indonesian Plastic Surgical trainees in Flores, Indonesia
- 2001: 6th Year Plastic Surgical Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Adelaide
- Since 2000: Teaching local medical staff and later Plastic surgical counterpart, Timor Leste, East Timor
1990 – 1999
- 1994: Lecturer, RACS Plastic Surgical Registrar's Program, Adelaide, South Australia
- 1992: Guest Lecturer, RACS Plastic Surgical Registrar's Program, Perth, Western Australia
- 1990–1996: 6th Year Plastic Surgical Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Adelaide
1980 – 1989
- 1989–1992: Tutor 3rd year Clinical Skills & Science Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Adelaide
- Since 1989: Teaching Advanced Plastic surgical trainees at the WCH and RAH, Adelaide, South Australia