Dr. Adrian Sjarif


Dr Adrian Sjarif is a fully qualified Specialist Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon with dual fellowship training from both Australia and the United States.

Dr Sjarif graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor’s degree in Anatomical Science then went on to obtain an honours degree in medicine and surgery from the University of Sydney in 2003.

He completed several years of general surgical training before being awarded the John Brooks Moore scholarship to study a Master’s degree in Surgery from the University of Sydney in 2007. His thesis outlined the importance of inflammatory mediators in paediatric burns, and he was awarded the John Loewenthal medal for this research.

Upon completion of Basic Surgical Training, Dr Sjarif was then selected into the highly competitive Plastic Surgery training scheme. After four more years of specialist training in all aspects of reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery, he received his Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2013 (FRACS). This Fellowship is the only government recognised surgical training program for Plastic Surgeons in Australia.

Following completion of his Specialist Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery training in Australia, Dr Sjarif was invited to complete a further 12 months of specialty training at the prestigious Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, rated the number one hospital for cancer care in the United States. Only the second Australian to complete this highly sought-after Fellowship, he performed a large volume of reconstructive and aesthetic breast procedures using microsurgical and implant-based techniques. In addition, he advanced his skills in reconstruction of defects resulting from cancers of the head and neck and other parts of the body.

While working in the United States, Dr Sjarif attended several international conferences on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery in New York, Chicago and San Francisco, learning cutting-edge new techniques and collaborating with international surgeons.

Following his tenure in North America, Dr Sjarif travelled to Europe, expanding on his knowledge and experience in facial aesthetic surgery working with world renowned rhinoplasty and facial plastic surgeon, Professor Gubisch at the Marienhospital in Germany.

Dr Sjarif returned to Australia in 2014 to commence in practice in the Sydney and Illawarra regions.

Qualifications & Awards

  • Bachelor of Science (Anatomy), UNSW
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (Hons), USYD
  • Masters of Surgery, USYD
  • John Brookes Moore Scholarship
  • John Loewenthal Medal for Surgery
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, FRACS
  • Breast & Microsurgery Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY, USA

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)
  • Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)
  • Australian Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM)