Meet Our Team

Principal Surgeon

Mr Nanda Kandamany
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

MBChB, MRCS, FRCS (Plast) Glasgow, FRACS

Mr Kandamany obtained his primary medical degree from the University of Dundee, Scotland, before embarking on Basic Surgical Training in Glasgow. Following this he undertook a Laser Research Fellowship in Bedford Hospital, England, gaining experience in the management of various acquired and congenital vascular and skin conditions. He subsequently undertook a two-year laboratory research post in the Burns and Plastic Surgery Unit at the University of Bradford, England under the tutelage of Professor David Sharpe. This focused on the impact of steroids and hormones on wound healing, culminating in research that was presented both nationally and internationally.

Subsequently, Mr Kandamany embarked upon specialist training in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery in Scotland; in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, and also the world renowned Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit in Glasgow. After obtaining Fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow, Mr Kandamany went on to join Professor Fiona Wood in Perth, Western Australia, where he completed a Burns Fellowship in adult and paediatric burns management, followed directly by a further Fellowship in Hand Surgery at Fremantle Hospital, Western Australia.

With a passion for general plastic and reconstructive surgery, Mr Kandamany accepted a staff specialist post at the Royal Hobart Hospital in 2017 and continues to practice within a diverse field. Mr Kandamany is one of a handful of surgeons in Australia – and the only plastic surgeon in Tasmania – to be dual qualified in Plastic Surgery, having earned Fellowship of both the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons as well as its UK counterpart. He is an AHPRA Specialist Plastic Surgeon and is on the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. He is a full member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, the British Association of Plastic Surgeons and the Australian and New Zealand Burns Association.

Mr Kandamany is experienced in the full range of plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, and leads both the Breast Reconstruction and Burns Laser service at the Royal Hobart Hospital. His particular interests include skin cancer, head and neck surgery, hand surgery (elective and trauma), all breast surgery including complex microsurgical reconstruction (congenital and post cancer), burns, laser surgery and cosmetic surgery.

Mr Kandamany is passionate about research, education and evidence-based practice. He is extensively published within peer-reviewed literature, is a senior clinical lecturer with the University of Tasmania, and actively leads regular clinical departmental teaching within the Royal Hobart Hospital.

With admitting rights at the Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart Private Hospital, Calvary Lenah Valley and St John’s Campuses, and Hobart Day Surgery Unit, Mr Kandamany consults patients across Hobart as required, and has regular lists at St. John’s Hospital.


Dr Olivia Kandamany


Olivia comes from a nursing and medical background and is currently in training to become a General Surgeon. As well as being co-director at Tasman Plastic Surgery, Olivia is wife to Mr Kandamany, and also a mum, spending her time keeping things running at home, the practice and working at the Royal Hobart Hospital. A Tasmanian native, she was born in Launceston and studied nursing at the University of Tasmania and subsequently medicine at Flinders University, in South Australia. She then moved to Western Australia for surgical training and returned to Tasmania to continue her training in General Surgery. Olivia is responsible for most of the day to day running of Tasman Plastic Surgery and brings with her a strong work ethic, surgical expertise, compassion and family values.

Practice Manager

Leanne Hawkins

Leanne comes to Tasman Plastic Surgery with over 20 years’ experience in the medical industry. She started her career in general practice before moving into the medical software field working for a national company installing software, training and project managing sites on a national level. For the past 8 years she has been working in orthopaedic specialist practices both in Hobart and Canberra. She brings to the practice strong administration and communication skills and believes every person who comes to the practice should walk away feeling like they have had a positive experience.