Simon Thomson is a graduate of the University of Melbourne/Royal Melbourne Hospital. After graduation he undertook advanced training initially in General Surgery achieving his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh before completing his Australian fellowship in Plastic Surgery (FRACS) training in Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart and the prestigious Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead in the United Kingdom. Simon commenced practice in Hobart in 1993 both at the Royal Hobart Hospital and in private practice. He has developed a wealth of experience in many areas of Plastic Surgery given the few Plastic Surgeons working in Tasmania at the time, and has trained many of Australia's prominent Plastic Surgeons. His particular areas of expertise currently include Hand Surgery (a former board member of the Australian Hand Surgery Society), skin cancer medicine, Breast Surgery including reconstructive surgery and many areas of Cosmetic Surgery
He has been an active member of Interplast for more than 20 years having operated in most Pacific island nations and Bangladesh, mostly on babies with cleft lip and palate as well as burns and many other conditions. He is currently co ordinator of reconstructive surgical training in the Pacific through the Fiji School of Medicine and the University of the South Pacific. He has been instrumental in establishing the first Plastic Surgery Unit in the Pacific at the Commonwealth War Memorial Hospital in Suva.
Simon is an active member of a number of professional societies including the Australian Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastics Surgery (ASAPS)and the Australian Hand Surgery Society (AHHS).