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.