Mr Daniel Wilks

FRACS(Plas), FRCS(Plas), DipHandSurg, MBChB, BSc

About Mr Daniel Wilks

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Dr Daniel Wilks, originally from north-west England, was employed as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds for 3 years prior to relocating to Melbourne to work in his area of specialist interest – children’s surgery.

He has undertaken a UK national fellowship in hand surgery and international fellowships at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne and in the United States.

He has obtained Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, FRCS (Plast) and an advanced Diploma in Hand Surgery. He is on the UK Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery.

Daniel recognises that surgery is only part of a child’s care and he works closely with a range of other professionals to ensure that all the child’s and family’s needs are met. Spending time to help the child and their family reach the decision that is best for them is a key part of Daniel’s practice.

Daniel is involved in a range of research activities. He became interested in hand and limb transplantation – a technique that can be used to rebuild missing hands – 10 years ago. He established the only licenced UK centre for upper limb transplantation in Leeds, UK prior to moving to Melbourne. Daniel has written many articles on the technique and has led surgical teams in each of the UK transplants performed to date.

Daniel has contributed over 30 scientific articles and book chapters to the international literature is co-editor of the Oxford Textbook of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is regularly invited to present his work internationally and greatly enjoys teaching junior doctors and medical students.


  • FRACS(Plas)
  • FRCS(Plas)
  • DipHandSurg (University of Manchester)
  • MBChB (University of Leeds)
  • BSc (University of Leeds)


  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • International society for vascularised composite allotransplantation (Councillor)
  • Society of Paediatric Liver Transplant

Contact Mr Daniel Wilks

Phone number

(03) 9340 5888

Fax number

(03) 9349 1326

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