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Dr Ron Bezic
Dr Ron Bezic
Censor in Chief

Dr Ron Bezic is experienced in cosmetic Surgery and is a Surgical Fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine ACCSM. He is the current censor in chief of the college, Council member and past president of the ACCSM and a winner of the Prof Moore Gold Medal at the completion of his training.

His practice is based at Waratah Private Hospital and his scope of practice focuses primarily on Breast and Body contouring surgery.

He also provides expert opinions in cosmetic surgery to AHPRA, the HCCC and the DPP. He also acts as an assessor and hearing member for the NSW Medical Council and NCAT. 

Dr Darryl Hodgkinson
Dr Darryl Hodgkinson
BOC Member

Dr. Darryl Hodgkinson is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. 

He has had over 75 articles published in peer reviewed plastic and reconstructive surgical journals and has been an author of many chapters in plastic surgical books as well as being a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is currently a member of multiple international and national societies and has been a faculty member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons for 10 years. He is also the former Surgical Dean of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine and a past president.
Dr. Hodgkinson is one of the few plastic surgeons in the world who holds two post-graduate degrees in plastic surgery, one from the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the other from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. 

He is also the founder of Operation Restore Hope, a surgical mission which has operated on over 2,500 children in the Philippines in the last 20 years with cleft lip and palate surgery. Operation Restore Hope is an Aus-aid endorsed charity for children with severe facial deformities and in 2017, he will be lecturing in Lusaka as a faculty member of the Swiss Charity - Second Chance. 

Dr. Hodgkinson is a keen yachtsman. He won the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race in 2013. He has been named ''ocean racer of the year 2014''. His other interests include snow skiing, adventure and travel. He is a devoted art collector and bibliophile.

Dr Michael Zacharia
Dr Michael Zacharia
Member - Board of Censors


Dr Michael Zacharia is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Head and Neck (Otolaryngology) and practices in Facial Plastic Surgery. He is also an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) physician. Combining the latest medical, surgical and health techniques, Dr Zacharia strives to deliver the best outcome for each and every one of his patients.

Dr Zacharia has completed OVER 4000 rhinoplasty procedures throughout his career and many other advanced surgeries. He is one of only four Australian surgeons that have completed advanced surgical training on Deep Plane Facelifting and Neck Lifting in New York City. Dr Zacharia’s ability to achieve natural looking beauty using facial rejuvenation has earned him a prestigious reputation amongst the public, as well as within the medical community.

Combining the latest medical, surgical and health techniques, Dr Zacharia strives to deliver the best outcome for each and every one of his patients.

A/Prof Colin Moore
A/Prof Colin Moore
Member - Board of Censors

A/Prof COLIN CM MOORE is the foundation President of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine. He is a surgical Fellow of the College and holds the Lipoplasty Diploma of the College.

His Academic career commenced in the 1970’s as lecturer and then senior lecturer in Paediatric Surgery at Monash University. He then spent 10 years in the Middle East (1983-1994) setting up Children’s surgical services in Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and research Centre where he established the unit over 5 years. He returned briefly to Australia and then was appointed head of the Department of Surgery and foundation Paediatric Surgeon at the King Khalid National Guard Hospital in Jeddah .
After two years in that position he returned to  Australia in 1994 and undertook a two year Fellowship inAesthetic Surgery following which he commenced practicing Cosmetic Surgery in the private sector in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

In 1999 he and colleagues formed the College (ACCS) with his being foundation President. He remained active in the College as a Councillor, Censor-in-Chief, examiner for the Fellowship exam of the College and continues as a Councillor and member of the Board of
Censors.  Throughout this time he was very active in the Registrar Training Program of the College both as an administrator and trainer of registrars. 

In 2014 he was instrumental in setting up the Breast Devices Registry which is administered by Monash university. In 2015 he was appointed Associate Professor in the Department of
Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University which appointment is still current.


Dr Peter Tran
Dr Peter Tran
Acting Surgical Dean

Dr Tran has procedural specific training in cosmetic surgery and a Fellowship of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine (ACCSM) in Surgery. He also holds a Surgical Fellowship of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (FAACS), having been trained by leading Plastic and Cosmetic surgeons worldwide, he is skilled in addressing complex aesthetic surgical problems without compromising patient safety and care.

Dr Tran considers his patient’s well-being the number one priority, as such was the ACCSM representative to the Australian Breast Device Registry (ABDR) Steering Committee, a Commonwealth Government Health initiative which tracks the long-term safety and performance of breast implants Australia wide. In addition he sits on the advisory committee for high-risk cosmetic surgery data collection, and holds elected appointments as Vice President at the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine, Chair of the ACCSM Cosmetic
Surgery Advocacy Committee, and Member of the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) at Waratah Private Hospital. In these roles he is actively involved in advocacy, policy and regulation of Cosmetic Surgery.

Dr Ronald Feiner
Dr Ronald Feiner
Medical Dean

Graduating (UNSW) in 1977, Dr. Feiner had an earlier career in general medicine and surgery. 

Embracing the emerging field of minimally-invasive cosmetic medicine in 1999, training opportunities with internationally distinguished
cosmetic surgeons became an inspiration to develop a personal treatment philosophy founded on contemporary aesthetic principles.

Dr. Feiner is the current Medical Dean of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery & Medicine (ACCSM) and currently a member of the IMCAS Academy scientific board.

He has lectured and published on the topic of facial rejuvenation and liposculpture in Australia and internationally.

In 2012 he was invited to contribute a chapter for the book “Mini-Invasive Face and Body Lifts - Closed Suture Lifts or Barbed Threads”, titled:
 “Suture lifting and liposculpture integration in the creation of facial aesthetic harmony”

Dr. Feiner considers that the science and art of the aesthetic proceduralist incorporates all the skills, knowledge and experience gained in one’s personal medical career pathway.

He has a passionate interest in minimally invasive treatments for facial rejuvenation that includes liposculpture, PRP enhanced fat grafting, suture lifting, blepharoplasty, injectable fillers and muscle relaxants. 

Dr Kwok Hao Lie
Dr Kwok Hao Lie
Trainee Representative - Surgical

Dr Kwok Hao Lie finished his undergraduate medical studies at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom in 2009, and was awarded a PhD in Surgical Anatomy through the University of Melbourne in 2015.

His extensive and broad clinical training started in the UK in 2010 and has included major tertiary Australian hospitals in Victoria and New South Wales across a number of specialties as a senior resident or registrar - ICU, General Surgery and Trauma, Orthopaedics, ENT, Neurosurgery, and Plastic Surgery. 

After 6 years of registrar experience in Plastic Surgery across 10 different units, he joined ACCSM as a Surgical Trainee to complete his advanced Cosmetic Surgical training, and is honoured to serve on the Board of Censors as the Surgical Trainee Representative.

In his free time, Dr Lie enjoys portrait photography, travelling and hiking.

Dr Vishal Verma
Dr Vishal Verma
Trainee Representative - Medical

Dr. Vishal Verma is an accomplished medical professional with extensive training in general medicine and a specialized focus on dermatology. His journey began with rigorous training in the United Kingdom, earning him the prestigious MRCP (UK) qualification and the esteemed MRCGP (UK) )credential through General Practice training.

Recognizing the crucial role of dermatological care, Dr. Verma completed a clinical diploma in Dermatology from the University of St Mary's in London, establishing expertise in a broad spectrum of dermatological conditions. Since 2014, he has been a dedicated General Practitioner in Australia, providing comprehensive care across all aspects of general practice.

Dr. Verma's notable proficiency lies in skin cancer treatment, backed by specialized qualifications and training with the Skin Cancer College in Australia. Currently pursuing an Aesthetic Fellowship with the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine, he remains committed to offering accredited, safe, and evidence-based non-surgical cosmetic treatments.

Beyond clinical practice, Dr. Verma actively contributes to medical education, teaching 2nd-year students at the University of Sydney. Additionally, his involvement in a clinical trial on obesity with the University reflects his dedication to advancing medical knowledge and participating in cutting-edge research.

Consumer Advocate
Consumer Advocate

The ACCSM Consumer Advocate role is an important initiative to help understand patients’ issues, protect and promote the welfare and rights of patients.  The Consumer Advocate’s core objective is to enhance patient experience by proactively identifying patient needs and reporting to the Board of Censors as a voice for patients’.  The Consumer Advocate may influence systems, processes, and decision-making to help facilitate outcomes and minimise the likelihood of future problems.
The ACCSM understands there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution for patients, this role will provide recommendations on, and assist with, the development of policies or protocols for dealing with patient needs or identifying potentially vulnerable and disadvantaged patients.