Areas of Expertise

  • Congenital facial deformity, cleft lip and palate
  • Complex facial skin tumours and reconstruction
  • Diseases of the mouth, jaw, face and neck
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Head and neck trauma and surgery
  • Malignant tumours and benign lesions of the skin
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Soft and hard tissue injuries of the craniofacial structures
  • Temporomandibular joint surgery
  • Traumatic amputations
  • Traumatic facial deformity
  • Wound healing, scarring and burns


Dr Richard Lewandowski completed his plastic surgical training in 1993. He then continued on to complete a fellowship in craniomaxillofacial surgery in Virginia in the United States of America. He was awarded a Queensland Greats Award for his service with Operation Smile Australia in 2004.

Dr Lewandowski has been a practising specialist plastic surgeon for over 20 years, and is well known for his high level of professionalism and attention to detail, and quality care.


  • Director of Surgery, Mater Adults Hospital, South Brisbane
  • Founder and Chairman of Operation Smile Australia
  • Chairman of the Craniofacial Unit, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, South Brisbane
  • Chairman of Trauma Committee of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons
  • Founder and Chairman of Global Controversies in Skin Cancer Conference, 2013
  • Councillor of Australia and New Zealand Society of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons
  • Visiting Plastic Surgeon, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital
  • Visiting Plastic Surgeon, Greenslopes Private Hospital
  • Visiting Plastic Surgeon St Andrews Memorial Hospital
  • Associate Professor, University of Queensland

Former Positions

  • Chairman, Queensland State Committee of Royal Australian College of Surgeons
  • President, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Society
  • President, Australasian Society of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons
  • Chairman, Plastic Surgery Unit, Greenslopes Private Hospital
  • Chairman, Operating Theatre Committee, Northwest Private Hospital
  • Member, Medical Advisory Committee, Greenslopes Private Hospital


  • Member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Member of the Australia Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons
  • Member of the Australian Cleft Lip and Palate Association
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