His fellowship experience was obtained at The Alfred, St Vincent’s, The Royal Children’s, Western and Northern Hospitals. He is extensively trained in microsurgery, reconstructive breast surgery, hand surgery, skin cancer management, maxillofacial surgery, burns management and cosmetic surgery.
Upon completion of his training, Robert and his wife Dr Emma Renouf (General practitioner and cosmetic physician) relocated to the district from Melbourne. Having worked in Warrnambool as a surgical trainee, Robert was pleased to be able to return to the region and set up WPRS to service the community.
Robert consults from WPRS Warrnambool and Mt Gambier. He has private appointments at St. John of God Hospital, Warrnambool and Epworth health. He is public appointments are at South West Healthcare, Warrnambool and Portland Base hospital In addition, Robert maintains a Melbourne-based honorary Consultant position at St Vincent’s Hospital, to facilitate a collaborative approach to more complex Plastic Surgery cases
Constantly working to improve and advance healthcare in the southwest region, Robert, is also currently appointment to:
Chair of the medical advisory committee at St. John of God hospital Warrnambool
Director of surgical sub-specialties at South West Health care Warrnambool
Senior lecturer at Deakin medical school
Outside of surgery, Robert’s interests include food and wine, fishing, gardening and playing with his son Hugo and Daughter Chloe.
Relocating to Warrnambool in 2016 along with his wife and children, Mr Masters joined Mr Toma at Warrnambool Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery where he is appointed to St John of God Hospital (private) and has public appointments to South West Healthcare Warrnambool and Portland Base Hospital.
Her career in hand therapy started after this, working first at a small private practice, and then onto one of the busiest hospitals in the country in Los Angeles where she worked for 10 years. She returned to a more rural area of California in 2002 and worked with outpatients in hand therapy and general occupational therapy practice. Missing her extended family, she returned to Victoria in May, 2015 to live and work.
Natalie calls Warrnambool home, and joined WPRS in 2014 to provide therapy to both surgical and non-surgical patients with hand ailments.
Natalie is an associate member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association and continues to develop her skills though education and involvement in research projects.
Zabelle started work in Mount Gambier as a locum Physiotherapist in 2005; where she met her husband. She moved permanently to the region in 2006. Zabelle has a varied range of experience in the acute and outpatient sectors with an ongoing passion for hand therapy.
Zabelle has provided hand therapy to surgical and non-surgical clients with hand conditions locally for the past 10 years and is now enjoying being part of the team at WPRS
Grace calls Warrnambool home and has recently joined WPRS in 2017 to continue building her career in Hand Therapy.
Grace is an associate member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association and is working towards becoming an accredited Hand Therapist with the Australian Hand Therapy Association. She also enjoys enhancing her learning and experience by working closely with other members of the WPRS team.