Dr. Matthew Peters is an experienced plastic surgeon and the cofounder of Valley Plastic Surgery in Brisbane, Queensland. With expertise in a wide range of plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures, Dr. Peters specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive breast and body contouring surgery, as well as skin cancer surgery and complex reconstructive procedures.
Dr. Peters obtained his MBBS medical degree from the University of Queensland in Brisbane. He then completed the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons' Basic Surgical Training program and advanced training in General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at various Queensland hospitals.
According to Dr. Peters, plastic surgery allows him to make a significant impact on both the physical and mental well-being of his patients. He is passionate about being at the forefront of this evolving field.
Since becoming a Fellow, Dr. Peters has worked in both public and private hospitals in Brisbane. He currently serves as the Director of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. In the private sector, he is the Co-director of Valley Plastic Surgery, with operating lists at the Brisbane Private Hospital, Northwest Hospital, Montsserrat Day Hospital North Lakes, and Chermside Day Hospitals.
Throughout his career, Dr. Peters has been actively involved in training medical students and surgical trainees. He received the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons' John Corboy Medal in 2010 for his service to trainees. In 2014, he became a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland School of Medicine, recognizing his contributions to surgical education and research. Dr. Peters continues to train the next generation of Plastic and Reconstructive surgeons through his work at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospitals and as a Council member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Peters also holds representative positions within the medical community. During his surgical training, he served as a Board-member and Chair of the RACS Trainee's Association. In 2014, he coordinated the RACS Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Examination in Brisbane and was a member of the Executive Planning Committee for the RACS Annual Scientific Congress in 2016. In 2020, Dr. Peters was elected as a Councillor of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and became the Honorary Secretary in 2021. He represents Australia on the International Young Plastic Surgeons committee and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Peters serves as an academic advisor for multiple international surgical device companies. Locally, he is the surgical representative on the Northwest Private Hospital Medical Advisory Committee and the Brisbane Private Hospital Perioperative Committee.
Outside of work, Dr. Peters enjoys spending time with his wife, Dr. Juanita Pappalardo, a Specialist Ophthalmologist, their four children, and two dogs.
- Undergraduate: BSc, University of Queensland
- Medical: MBBS, University of Queensland
- Fellowship: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
- Board-certified by the Medical Board of Australia - Surgery - Plastic Surgery
- Board-certified by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
- Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
- Brisbane Private Hospital, North West Private Hospital, North Lakes Day Hospital, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
- Director of Plastic Surgery, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (2014 - present)
- Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons - Council Member (2020 - present) / Member (2009 - present)
- Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons - Member (2014 - present)
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons - International Member (2017 - present)
- Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Certificate of Outstanding Service (2016 and 2009)
- Royal Australasian College of Surgeons John Corboy Medal 2010