Dr James   Southwell-Keely
Conjoint Lecturer

Dr James Southwell-Keely

FRACS (Plast),MS (Plast),MBBS (Hons)

St Vincent's Clinical School

Dr Southwell-Keely graduated from the University of Sydney with Honours. After this, he spent nine years training to become a plastic surgeon at various hospitals in Sydney. During this time, he completed a ‘Masters of Surgery’ with the University of Sydney once again, focusing his interests on plastic surgery.

He completed the fellowship examinations with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, spending another two years in various European cities such as Stockholm, Paris and Lyon. He gained further knowledge and perfected his skills in facial reconstruction, microsurgery for breasts, cosmetic breast surgery and cosmetic facial surgery.

He is currently a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, working in partnership with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons to train future Australian plastic surgeons.

Dr Southwell-Keely specialises in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, breast cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, microsurgery, maxillofacial surgery, skin cancer surgery and hand surgery, conducting these practices at the Skin Hospital, Darlinghurst.

Dr Southwell-Keely is a UNSW St Vincent's Clinical School Conjoint Academic.


  • Journal articles | 2014
    Dr James Southwell-Keely
    Haydon N; Southwell-Keely J; Moisidis E, 2014, ''Imbricated dermal flap': A novel technique for autologous augmentation in immediate breast reconstruction after skin-sparing mastectomy', European Journal of Surgical Oncology, vol. 40, pp. 673 - 675, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejso.2014.02.242
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr James Southwell-Keely
    Southwell-Keely JP; Berry MG, 2011, 'Umbilical reconstruction: A review of techniques', Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, vol. 64, pp. 803 - 808, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2010.11.014
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr James Southwell-Keely
    Jones BM; Grover R; Southwell-Keely JP, 2011, 'Post-operative hilotherapy in SMAS-based facelift surgery: A prospective, randomised, controlled trial', Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, vol. 64, pp. 1132 - 1137, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2011.04.012
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr James Southwell-Keely
    Southwell-Keely JP; Sira S; Cohen A, 2007, 'Maffucci syndrome: a rare and important differential diagnosis for lumpy hands.', Hand surgery : an international journal devoted to hand and upper limb surgery and related research : journal of the Asia-Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, vol. 12, pp. 51 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0218810407003365
    Journal articles | 2005
    Dr James Southwell-Keely
    Smith RC; Southwell-Keely J; Chesher D, 2005, 'Should serum pancreatic lipase replace serum amylase as a biomarker of acute pancreatitis?', ANZ Journal of Surgery, vol. 75, pp. 399 - 404, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1445-2197.2005.03391.x
    Journal articles | 2004
    Dr James Southwell-Keely
    Southwell-Keely JP; Russo RR; March L; Cumming R; Cameron I; Brnabic AJM, 2004, 'Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Hip Fracture Surgery: A Metaanalysis', Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, pp. 179 - 184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00003086-200402000-00029