DR ANTHONY CHELLAPPAH
BDS (Adl.), MBBS (James Cook), BScDent (Hons), FRACDS(OMS)
-Specialist Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr Anthony Chellappah is one of Australia’s most contemporarily trained Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. With degrees in Dentistry and Medicine and a Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, he is an expert in the surgical management of conditions affecting the teeth, mouth, jaws, face and neck.
Dr Chellappah has completed over 16 years of study and training in some of the largest tertiary level hospitals in Australia and the United Kingdom. He is registered as a specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with the Dental and Medical Boards of Australia, practising the full scope of his specialty.
West Indian by birth, Sri Lankan by descent and Australian by choice, Dr Chellappah was raised in Sydney, attending the Sydney Grammar School. He qualified in Dentistry from the University of Adelaide in 2009 prior to working in general dental practice in Tamworth. In order to pursue a career in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr Chellappah relocated to Queensland to study Medicine at James Cook University, obtaining his qualifications in 2013.
Dr Chellappah then completed his Medical Internship at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital before working as a Principal House Officer in Plastic Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Ipswich Hospital. This was followed by four years of advanced surgical training in the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Royal Darwin Hospital and the Gold Coast University Hospital.
After completing his training in Australia, Dr Chellappah travelled to London and worked at the prestigious King’s College Hospital to obtain further subspecialty experience in the surgical management of facial trauma and the correction of congenital and acquired craniofacial deformities as the Craniofacial Surgery Fellow, a position accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh). During this time, at the peak of the initial wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in London, Dr Chellappah was involved in the provision of a surgical tracheostomy service for the most unwell patients affected by COVID-19.
Dr Chellappah is a dedicated surgeon who is always committed to advancing and furthering his knowledge and skills. He regularly attends courses and conferences locally and internationally. He has published and presented his research works both within Australia and abroad. He is involved in the teaching of medical and dental students and also provides lectures and hands-on training to the Junior Trainees Group of the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Australian College of Sports and Exercise Physicians and the Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch Centre for Professional Development.
Happily married to his beautiful wife Niv, a desire to be closer to home and offer his family the chance to share the same experiences he did as a child has brought Dr Chellappah back to Sydney. Beyond work, Dr Chellappah is an avid follower of both rugby codes, enjoys indulging in his burgeoning sneaker collection (much to his wife’s displeasure) and is partial to sampling baked goods from around Sydney’s café scene.
Dr Chellappah is pleased to offer comprehensive and high quality Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery services to the residents of the Northern Beaches, delivered in an empathetic and unrushed manner with a focus on excellent communication and patient comfort from initial consultation through to the post-operative phase.