Peter Widdowson has a background of 27 years in Plastic, Reconstructive &
Dr Drew Cronin is a fully trained and certified Queensland Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. Originally from the Gold Coast, Dr Cronin undertook his postgraduate medical studies at Griffith University, where he was the inaugural Class President of the Griffith University Medical Society, helped establish the University’s ‘Hope4Health’ charitable arm, and graduated as a member of the ‘Golden Key’ for academic excellence. Dr Cronin completed his internship and residency at the Gold Coast Hospital, and spent three years in registrar positions in General Surgery, Ears, Nose and Throat Surgery and Plastic Surgery before successfully applying to the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training program in Brisbane.
Dr Cronin’s training involved rotations through the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Gold Coast University Hospital, Mater Brisbane Hospital and the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, where he underwent specialist training in complex skin cancer excision and reconstruction, Breast reconstruction, Head and Neck cancer excision and reconstruction, and Hand surgery.
Dr Cronin has as active interest in teaching, research, and health advocacy. He is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Queensland School of Medicine, and in 2016 was winner of the prestigious Emmett Prize, awarded for most outstanding registrar research in Australia and New Zealand. Dr Cronin has presented research at National and International conferences in areas including Breast Reconstruction, Skin cancer, Hand Surgery, and Head and Neck Reconstruction. He is also on the Doctor’s advisory board for Avant, Australia’s largest MDO. He is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), and the Royal Australian College of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS).
Since obtaining his Fellowship, Dr Cronin has worked in both Public and Private Hospitals in Brisbane. He is currently a Visiting Medical Officer at The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, where he performs Skin Cancer, Breast Surgery and Head and Neck Cancer Reconstruction. Privately, he has appointments as a VMO at Brisbane Private Hospital, The Mater Hospital, Westside Day Hospital, Samford Road Day Hospital and Spring Hill Day Hospital.
Outside of work, Dr Cronin enjoys spending time with his wife and their young family. They enjoy an active lifestyle, and love taking their daughter boating, fishing, and playing at the beach. As a previous representative at the Youth Olympics for Rowing, and a volunteer lifesaver with 10 year’s experience, Dr Cronin loves to get back in the boat, on the river or in the surf, when possible.
Areas of Interest include and expertise include:
- Skin Cancer Excision and Reconstruction
- Abdominoplasty and Body Contouring
- Surgery Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery
- Head and Neck Cancer Reconstruction
- Hand Surgery Microsurgery