Cosmos Aesthetics is proudly owned and operated by Associate Professor Peter Haertsch A.M. A/Professor Haertsch is a specialist plastic and reconstructive surgeon with experience in the field for over 40 years. He undertook his medical training at the University of Sydney and trained as a general surgeon in Edinburgh, where he then returned to Sydney to practice. After several years, he returned to England and the United States to train in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has been practicing as a specialist plastic surgeon ever since, with particular expertise in gender reassignment surgery, burns surgery, and cosmetic surgery. He has experience not only as a clinical surgeon, but also in various director roles, including head of department plastic surgery at Concord hospital and Wollongong hospital. This expertise and experience makes him an ideal leader for the Cosmos Aesthetics group. A/Professor Haertsch was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2003 for his work treating the Bali bombing burn victims and a Member in the General Division (AM) in 2018 for significant service to medicine in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery as clinical and administrator, and to medical education.
Current positions include: 1. Clinical Associate Professor University of Wollongong 2. Senior Plastic Surgeon Concord Hospital 3. Director Burns Surgery Concord Hospital – 2010-2022 4. Founding Head of Department Plastic and Reconstructive Maxillo-Facial and Hand Surgery Unit Wollongong and Shellharbour Hospitals 5. Peri-Operative Committee Wollongong and Shellharbour Hospitals 6. Visiting Plastic Surgeon Wollongong & Shellharbour Hospitals 7. Consultant Burn Surgeon New Caledonia 8. Faculty Member John Boswick Burn Care & Wound Healing group, Maui 9. Instructor, Emergency Management Severe Burn Injury Course ANZBA 10. Accredited Specialist Motor Accidents Authority NSW 11. Accredited Specialist WorkCover Tasmania 12. Accredited Specialist WorkCover Western Australia 13. Member Steering Committee Shellharbour Hospital Peri-Operative Redesign Project 2015 14. Reviewer Australasian Journal of Plastic Surgery October 2017