Associate Professor Anand Deva

Anand DevaAssociate Professor: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery

The Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University
BSc(Med), MBBS(Hons), MS, FRACS

Contact Details

Macquarie Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery
The Australian School of Advanced Medicine
Level 3, Suite 301, 2 Technology Place, Macquarie University NSW 2109 Australia
Tel: +61 (0)2 9812 3890
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Professional Overview

Associate Professor Anand Deva graduated from the University of Sydney in 1991 with Class I honours. He was awarded the University Medal in Medicine.  Prof Deva completed an internship and residency at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, was admitted into advanced training in general surgery in 1994 and completed a Masters of Surgery in 1996 investigating the disinfection and sterilisation of surgical instruments.  That same year Prof Deva commenced advanced training in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and obtained his FRACS in 2000. Following this, he spent 12 months attached to New York University where he pursued both clinical and research interests.  Prof Deva was appointed to the Department of Plastic & Maxillofacial Surgery at Liverpool hospital from 2000 to 2010 and served as head of Department. He is currently a visiting medical officer in Hand and Microsurgery at Sydney Hospital. Prior to his appointment at Macquarie, he held an academic appointment at UNSW and participated in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and basic science research since 2001. Prof Deva practices at Macquarie Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery. He currently serves on the Board of Surgical Research for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Research Interest

Associate Professor Deva has made significant research contributions in the field of implant infection and wound healing. His work on breast implant safety has led to major improvements in outcomes around the world. He is co-director of the Surgical Infection Research Group and is co-supervisor to full time postgraduate research students. Current laboratory work is centred around the science and clinical significance of bacterial biofilm infection using both in vitro and in vivo models. The role of bacteria in the pathogenesis of breast implant failure and technologies to prevent bacterial attachment to breast implants and other medical prostheses are being investigated. Clinical research interests include the treatment of craniomaxillofacial trauma, use of fat grafting and evaluation of outcomes in cosmetic surgery.


Title of project Source Date Duration Amount
Clinical and experimental study of hepatitis B escape mutants NHMRC Project Grant 1993 3 years $153,894
Establishment of in use testing against DHBV NHMRC (CARG) 1996 2 years $75,000
Hepatitis B variation: a model of variation of molecular epidemiology NHMRC 1996 4 years $190,000
Detection of persistent Viral nucleic acid from endoscopes Gastroenterological society of Australia 1997 2 years $25,000
Evaluation of H2O2 against DHBV Johnson & Johnson (industry) 1998 1 year $50,000
Evaluation of resterisable angioscopy Johnson & Johnson (industry) 1999 1 year $50,000
Infection control in surgery NHMRC 1999 3 years $125,000
Evaluation of biofilm infection in K wires Lincoln foundation 1999 1 year $25,000
Evaluation of biofilm in breast implant capsules Sydney University developers grant 1999 2 years $25,000
Establishment of in vivo model for implant infection Health Research Foundation Sydney South West 2001 2 years $50,000
Clinical evaluation of breast implant infection Australian Society of Plastic Surgery 2001 1 year $10,000
Biofilm: investigation, monitoring and control NHMRC Industry Fellowship 2002 4 years $320,000
Evaluation of bacterial adherence to chronic wounds KCI (industry) 2002 2 years $20,000
Clinical study of wound healing and negative pressure KCI (industry) 2004 2 years $30,000
Mechanisms of bacterial adherence to chronic wounds KCI (industry) 2005 2 years $120,000
Evaluation of iodine disinfectant against biofilm Whiteley research fund (industry) 2005 2 years $30,000
Evaluation of biofilm adhesion to breast implants in vivo McGhan (industry) 2005 2 years $50,000
Evaluation of invitro biofilm model using topical antiseptic ASERF 2009 1 year $30,000
Evaluation of antibiotic mesh in prevention of breast implant contracture ASERF 2010 2 years $55,000
Examination of immune reaction to biofilm in breast implants Allergan Foundation 2010 2 years $75,000
Evaluation of Smooth vs Textured implants in the pig model Mentor (J&J) 2011 1 year $40,000
Enterprise Partnership Grant Macquarie University / Viropharm 2012 1 year $20,000
Enterprise Partnership Grant Macquarie University / KCI Medical 2012 1 year $50,000
Enterprise Partnership Grant Macquarie University / Whiteley Chemicals 2012 1 year $75,000



  • J.L Shellshear Memorial Prize for Anatomy
  • Grafton Elliot Smith Memorial Prize for Anatomy
  • Herbert John Wilkinson Prize for Anatomy
  • G.S. Caird Scholarship for proficiency among male students at the second year barrier examination
  • John Harris scholarship for the second barrier examination
  • Renwick Scholarship
  • John Wait Scholarship for proficiency in preclinical subjects
  • Camdo-AMSA research fellowship
  • Norton Manning memorial prize for proficiency in Psychiatry
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics prize
  • Nestle Prize for Paediatrics
  • Albert Hing memorial prize for Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Royal College of Opthalomologists' Undergraduate medal
  • James and Margaret Claffy prize for Opthalmology
  • Dagmar Berne prize for proficiency in final year
  • Robert Scot Scirving Memorial prize for Medicine and Surgery
  • Hinder Memorial Prize for Surgery and Clinical Surgery
  • Arthur Edward Mills Graduation Prize for first place in the Honours list
  • Undergraduate University Medal

Postgraduate Fellowships/Awards:

  • RPAH Travelling Fellowship 1995
  • Luhr Travelling Fellowship 1996
  • Noel Newton Medal for Best Paper at ASC 1996
  • Canberra Hospital Private Practice Fund Travelling fellowship 1997
  • Australian Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Travelling fellowship 1998
  • John Ham Medal for best paper at ASC 2003

Selected Publications

  • Deva A.K., Fisher E., Buckland, G., Liew S.C.C., Merten S., McGlynn M., Gianoutsos M., Baldwin M., Lendvay P,. Topical negative pressure in wound management MJA 2000:173:128-131
  • Deva A.K., Hopper R.A., Landecker A., Flores R., Weiner J., McCarthy J.G., The use of intraoperative autotransfusion during cranial vault remodeling for craniosynostosis PRS  109(1):58-63, 2002
  • Deva A.K., Matarasso A. The treatment of the prominent axillary fold Operative Techniques in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Body Contouring and Liposuction Part III, Vol 8, no 3. pp 192-195.
  • Deva A.K., Matarasso A., The safety and efficacy of botulinum toxin PRS  2002: 109(3):1191-1197
  • Deva A.K. , Chang L. Aesthetic Facial Surgery Australian Doctor 29th March 2002
  • Pajkos A., Deva A.K., Vickery K., Cope C., Chang L., Cossart Y.E., Detection of subclinical infection in symptomatic breast implant capsules PRS 2003:111:1605-1611.
  • Hargreaves D.G. , Pajkos A., Deva A.K., Vickery K., Filan S.L., Tonkin M.A., (2002) The role of biofilm formation in percutaneous K-wire fixation of radial fractures J Hand Surg (B&E) 27(4):365-368
  • Deva A.K Subclinical infection as a possible cause of significant breast capsules [Letter] PRS June 2004;113(7):2230
  • Nettle W., Deva A.K., Outcomes following facelift surgery : recognizing and avoiding dynamic contour irregularities (DCI) ANZJS July 2003;73S;A226
  • Young W.M., Deva A.K., Haetsch P.A., Kennedy P.J., Burns and amputations : a 22 year experience ANZJS May 2003;73S1:A96
  • Matarasso A., Deva A.K., Botulinum Toxin - an update PRS October 2003;112(5)S:55S-61S
  • Khan U., Ho K., Deva A.K., Exchanging split-skin grafts to reduce donor morbidity in limited pretibial degloving injuries PRS April 15 2004;113(5):1523-1525
  • Moncrieff, N.J., Qureshi C., Deva A.K. A comparative cost analysis of Maxillofacial Trauma in Australia Journal of Craniofacial Surgery July 2004;15(4):686-691
  • Moisidis E., Heath T., Boorer C., Ho K., Deva A.K. A prospective blinded randomized controlled clinical trial of topical negative pressure (TNP) use in skin grafting PRS September 15, 2004;114(4):917-922
  • Matarasso A., Deva A.K. Informe sobre seguridad y eficacia  La Toxina Botulina Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 114(5) S 65S-72S: 2004
  • Tonkin M.A., Deva A.K., Filan S.L., Long term follow up of composite non-vascularised toe phalanx transfers for aphalangia Journal of Hand Surgery - British Volume 30(5) 452_458: 2005
  • Kennedy P.J., Young W.M., Deva A.K., Haertsch P.A. Burns and amputations : a 24 year experience J Burn Care and Research 27(2):183-188 March/April 2006
  • Ho K., Boorer C., Khan U., Deva A.K., Chang L., Innovative technique for correction of the congenital lop ear J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2006;59:494-8
  • Ho. K., Hutter J.J., Eskridge J., Khan U., Boorer C.J., Hopper R.A., Deva A.K., The management of life-threatening haemmorrhage following blunt facial trauma Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery 59(12):1257-1262: 2006
  • Matousek S., Deva A.K., Mani R., Outcome measurements in wound healing are not inclusive : a way forward International Journal of Lower extremity Wounds 6(4):284-290 December 2007
  • Bovill E. Banwell PE. Teot L. Eriksson E. Song C. Mahoney J. Gustafsson R. Horch R. Deva A. Whitworth I. Topical negative pressure wound therapy: a review of its role and guidelines for its use in the management of acute wounds. International Advisory Panel on Topical Negative Pressure. International Wound Journal. 5(4):511-29, 2008 Oct.
  • Tamboto H, Vickery K, Deva A.K. Subclinical (biofilm) infection causes capsular contracture in a porcine model following augmentation mammaplasty PRS 2010;126(3):835-842
  • Jacombs A., Allan J, Valente P, Vickery K and Deva AK  How bacterial biofilms can affect breast implants Body Language 2010
  • Hadi R, Vickery K, Deva A, Charlton T. Biofilm removal by Medical device cleaners: comparison of two detection assays. J Hosp Infect:2010;74:160-167.
  • Capsular contracture and genetic profile of ica genes among staphylococcus epidermidis isolates from subclinical periprosthetic infections Deva A.K. (Letter) PRS 127(4):1748-1749, April 2011
  • Ngo Q., Deva A.K. Point-Counterpoint : Is higher pressure better than low pressure for NPWT Podiatry today 2010;23(8):50-55.
  • James M Allan, Anita S.W. Jacombs, Pedro M. Valente, Helen Hu Steven L. MertenKaren Vickery, Anand K. Deva, Detection of bacterial biofilm in double capsule surrounding mammary implants - findings in human and porcine breast augmentation Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 129)3):578e-580e, March 2011
  • Ngo QD, Vickery K and Deva AK. The effect of Topical Negative Pressure on wound biofilms using an in vitro wound model. Wound Repair Regeneration;2011 20(1):83-90
  • Vickery K,  Deva AK,  Jacombs A, Allan J, Valente P, and Gosbell IB. Presence of biofilm containing viable multiresistant organisms despite terminal cleaning on clinical surfaces in an intensive care unit. J Hosp Infect 2012;80:52-55. 
  • Jacombs A, Allan J, Hu H, Valente PM, Wessels W, Deva AK, Vickery K. The use of antibiotic impregnated mesh reduces the formation of biofilm-induced capsular contracture in the porcine model. Aesthetic Surg J;2012: Accepted 27.1.2012.


  • Head, Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, ASAM, Macquarie University
  • Conjoint Associate Professor, UNSW & University of Sydney
  • Visiting Medical Officer, Hand and Microsurgery, Sydney Hospital
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Representative, Board of Surgical Research, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Co-director Surgical Infection Research Group, ASAM, Macquarie University

Memberships and Committees

  • Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons