Dr Kelly Thornbury

Episode 2: Dr Kelly Thornbury - Overcoming obstacles, safety, and surgery's emotional toll.

Dr Kelly Thornbury is a female fully qualified Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon based in Sydney. Coming from a rural community, Dr Thornbury's journey to becoming a surgeon was a long and intensive period that took her through university and training for most of her 20s and 30s.

In this episode, Kelly discusses her path into medicine, how she managed to train to be a top Plastic Surgeon whilst also starting a family, and how she struggled with the constant juggle of work and family life. Kelly goes into depth about her ultimate 'why' for what she does and why she loves her job. She also discusses at length the patient stories she encounters daily and the amazing emotional and physical changes her ladies go on when undergoing these types of surgeries.

Kelly's passion and openness about patient safety and helping people shines through in this heart-warming episode about a woman who has worked endlessly to become top of her field and is now changing people's lives daily.