Dr Catherine Boorer

BMed, FRACS (Plas)Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon


Dr Catherine Boorer is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon based in Macquarie St, Sydney.  One of only a handful of fully qualified female plastic surgeons in Sydney, she specialises in cosmetic surgery for adults and reconstructive surgery for both adults and children. In addition to her private practice she remains committed to the public hospital system with clinical and teaching roles at four major public teaching hospitals in NSW.

Dr Boorer is married with three energetic young sons. When away from work she keeps herself happily busy with her family and interests which include travelling, walking, reading and cooking.

Biography and Public Hospital Appointments

Dr Boorer studied medicine at the University of Newcastle, NSW and completed her internship and residency at the John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle. She then went on to complete 8 years of surgical training, comprising four years of specialty training in General Surgery and a further four years of specialty training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

After gaining her specialist qualifications as a Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Dr Boorer went on to complete a postgraduate Clinical Fellowship in Paediatric Plastic Surgery at the internationally renowned Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.

Upon her return from Canada, Dr Boorer was appointed as a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon to the Prince of Wales and Sydney Children’s Hospitals in Randwick. More recently, she was appointed as a Reconstructive Breast Surgeon to the Royal Women’s Hospital, Randwick. She has also maintained her connection with the John Hunter Hospital through her appointment as a visiting Paediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon.

Private Hospital Appointments

Dr Boorer is appointed to two highly regarded, fully accredited private hospitals in Sydney; the Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Randwick and Castlecrag Private Hospital. The Prince of Wales Private Hospital is one of the few private hospitals in Sydney which is fully accredited to treat babies and young children.

Continuing Professional Development

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr Boorer regularly lectures to undergraduate and postgraduate trainees, hospital and community based doctors and allied health professionals. She remains committed to her own continuing medical education through active involvement in formal continuing professional development programs at the Prince of Wales and Sydney Children’s Hospitals, and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Professional Memberships

Dr Boorer is a member of the following professional organisations:

  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Visit Website
  • Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Visit Website
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Visit Website
  • Australian Medical Association (AMA)