About Dr Michael Kernohan – Sydney NSW

Meet Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr Michael Kernohan

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Dr Michael Kernohan
Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Dr Michael Kernohan is a highly experienced Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon, fully qualified in both Australia and the UK.

He has had extensive training, holding qualifications in both dentistry and medicine. His training path has taken him around the world acquiring skills from some of the world’s best surgeons. He started his consultant career at the Royal Victoria Infirmary and Freeman Hospitals in England where the Plastic Surgery department has a high workload of head and neck/facial reconstruction and is one of the UK’s largest facial palsy services.

He spent a year in a subspecialty fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology in Sydney then a further advanced fellowship in microsurgical reconstruction. He then moved to London to work intensively with one of the most eminent and published facelift surgeons. After nearly four years he moved back to Sydney where he now lives permanently with his family.

Dr Kernohan has a keen interest in teaching and has presented widely at a departmental, regional, national and international level, as well as ongoing Undergraduate training with Western Sydney University and the University of New South Wales.

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Practice Philosophy

“To provide individualised care to meet your needs and expectations. To provide optimal results using the safest and most up-to-date techniques. To apply the highest standards of surgery by offering choice, experience and compassion.”

Sydney Plastic Surgeon Services Offered

Dr Michael Kernohan is a Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon who provides a broad range of services from skin cancer to cosmetic surgery and offers complex reconstructive procedures following trauma and cancer treatments utilising the most innovative and up-to-date treatment options.

He is actively engaged in multidisciplinary care in areas of head and neck cancer, skin cancer and breast surgery. His cosmetic practice follows the highest standard of ethics and safety, with a strong focus on counselling patients regarding long-term benefits and risks of surgery.

Dr Kernohan is able to care for public and private patients and currently has appointments in both St Vincent’s and Liverpool hospitals and has an additional leadership role as Director of Surgical Specialities in the South Western area.

Dr Kernohan has led the development of a melanoma service for the Southwest LHD improving access for surgery treatment and trial to public and private patients. He is an active member of the Head & Neck Surgery multidisciplinary teams in St Vincent’s and the Southwest.

Surgeries by Dr Kernohan Sydney Plastic Surgeon

Facial Surgery

Nose Surgery

Breast Surgery

Body Surgery

Other Surgery and Procedures

Non Surgical Services

Dr Kernohan’s Special Interest in Surgery & Research

Surgical Experience

Sub Speciality Fellowship Experience

International Experience

  • International Consultant Plastic Surgeon performing Head & Neck and Microsurgical Reconstruction, in NHS UK


  • BDS Glasgow University, 1994
  • FDSRCS Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh 1997
  • MBBS University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 2000
  • MRCS Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh 2003
  • MSc (Speech and Swallowing research) University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 2007
  • FRCS (Plast) Royal College of Surgeons – Intercollegiate UK 2008
  • FRACS (Plast) Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Australia 2016

Professional Associations

Registration numbers and professional memberships

  • AHPRA MED0001208990 (medicine)
  • AHPRA DEN0001919878 (dentistry)

Research Interests – Publications and Presentations

Presentations and Publications of Dr Michael Kernohan Sydney Plastic Surgeon NSW - Best Plastic Surgeon Sydney

Awards and Positions

  • Supervisor of Training, Liverpool Hospital
  • Clinical Stream Director, Surgical specialties, Southwest Sydney Local Health District

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Practice Locations for Dr Kernohan

Gregory Hills Health & Business Centre

Clinic locations in Southwest Sydney and Southern Highlands

Sydney City Locations

  • Park Clinic 423 Bourke Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
  • Public and Private appointments to St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst

Main Clinic Address

  • Gregory Hills Health & Business Centre
  • Suite 17, level 2, 13 Digitaria Drive
  • Gledswood Hills 2557
  • Phone 02 8310 4576
  • Fax (02) 8007 0459

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