Mr Markus Nikitins
Markus Nikitins is a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, highly trained in Maxillofacial Surgery and Facial Cosmetic procedures. His training has included a Fellowship in Maxillofacial and Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery as well as a specialist qualification in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery awarded by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
His practice covers:-
- All aspects of Reconstructive Surgery (including Microvascular techniques and Skin Cancer management)
- Cosmetic Surgery of the Head & Neck, Breast and Abdomen
- Hand and Peripheral Nerve Surgery
- Management of Congenital Deformities such as Cleft Lip and Palate
His private consultation practice is at South Terrace and The Paragon Specialist Centre. Procedures are undertaken at Dextra Day Surgery, St Andrew's Hospital, and Flinders Medical Centre.
He is a Senior Visiting Specialist Plastic Surgeon in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Flinders Medical Centre, providing General and Paediatric Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Craniofacial Trauma and Cleft disorder management.
He has been actively involved in teaching programmes interstate and locally with a special interest involving Craniofacial Plastic Surgery.
He is a member of Overseas Specialist Surgical Association of Australia (OSSAA) and was a team member to Flores, Indonesia in March 2007, April 2010 and May 2012 providing humanitarian Cleft Lip & Palate and Plastic Surgical treatment.
Markus Nikitins' early surgical training commenced with rotations through all South Australia's major teaching hospitals. His advanced training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery included experience at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, home to the Bernard O'Brien Institute of Microsurgery, and also the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, complementing previous training in the management of cutaneous malignancy.
Following completion of Plastic Surgery Specialist Training in 2005, he undertook further post-fellowship training in Craniomaxillofacial Surgery. He had already established an interest in Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery, gaining further experience in the Christian Medical College in Vellore, India. The two year post-fellowship Programme involved training with the Queensland Craniofacial Service at Mater Children's, Royal Children's and Royal Brisbane Hospitals, with additional experience at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and the Australian Craniofacial Unit.
During his training he has undertaken research into various aspects of Plastic and Craniomaxillofacial Surgery with several presentations at State and National Scientific Meetings. Elements of his research have gained publication in peer reviewed surgery journals.