Mr Rahdon is a consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon and a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (FRACS).
He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1996 with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees. Before graduating, he spent a year in Oxford, UK, completing a research degree, a Bachelor of Medical Science. (His research was in transplantation immunology at The Nuffield Department of Surgery at the University of Oxford.)
His intern and resident years were spent at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne.
Richard then spent two years as a medical officer in the Royal Australian Air Force
Richard began his general surgical training the following year. He was based at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, with rotations in Shepparton, Ballarat and Geelong. He passed his Fellowship exams in general surgery for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2003.
Richard was the top candidate in Australia to be accepted onto the plastic surgery training program in 2004. He trained in Adelaide with rotations through the Womens’ and Childrens’ Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and The Royal Adelaide Hospital.
In 2004, Richard passed his fellowship exams in plastic and reconstructive surgery. And in 2006 he was appointed senior plastic surgery fellow at The John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, UK. After 12 months he was made a consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon and he stayed in this post until January 2009.
In 2009 Richard spent time in London, learning new techniques from Jan Stanek, a highly respected cosmetic surgeon