Jennifer's cover image
Jennifer

Jennifer Roy

Year of Award: 2018 Award State: Queensland Health And Medicine > General
The Dr Lena Elizabeth McEwan and Dame Joyce Daws Churchill Fellowship to learn new techniques in the field of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - USA
Download

Recommendations:

My Fellowship at MSKCC and JH allowed me to meet surgeons who are performing highly specialized surgery using innovative techniques and collecting robust outcomes data. I was privileged to be taught about and observe their practices and learnt many new techniques and ways of approaching patients with lymphoedema and facial weakness.

Surgery is a very schedule dependent field and unfortunately, I didn’t get the opportunity to see every procedure available in each unit. Despite this, I was able to learn a great deal from many dedicated and talented surgeons.

My recommendations are not only useful to surgeons, during my Fellowship I have realized that by educating the wider medical field (doctors, allied health, nurses) many patients with lymphoedema or facial nerve weakness could benefit from these procedures.

Lymphoedema is a debilitating consequence of some cancer treatments and can be a constant ongoing reminder of past treatment as well as reducing quality of life. By developing new surgical techniques with reduced morbidity and greater efficacy, we can provide better long term outcomes for patients with lymphoedema.

The field of facial paralysis surgery is constantly changing with exciting and more reliable techniques which can benefit a much larger group of patients than was previously thought. By tailoring our techniques to each patient we can improve the lives of many patients with facial weakness.


Keywords: Plastic and reconstructive surgery, lymphoedema, facial paralysis, facial reanimation, head and neck cancer, head and neck reconstruction

Related fellows
Jeremy Baldwin, Jeremy
Health And Medicine > General
2017
Jan Radford, Jan
Health And Medicine > General
2017
Lara Wieland, Lara
Health And Medicine > General
2017
Megan Gilmour, Megan
Health And Medicine > General
2016
Antoinette Anazodo, Antoinette
Health And Medicine > General
2015
Emma Litleton, Emma
Health And Medicine > General
2015
Tom Noble, Tom
Health And Medicine > General
2015
Louis Wang, Louis
Health And Medicine > General
2015
Steven Wells, Steven
Health And Medicine > General
2015
Nadine Brew, Nadine
Health And Medicine > General
2014