Mr Shiva Subramaniam was born and raised in Perth, WA. He completed Dentistry at the University of Western Australia and his medical degree at the University of Melbourne. Following medical school, his specialty Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical (FRACDS OMS) training was completed in Victoria, where he was awarded the prestigious Australian & New Zealand Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, gold medal for achieving the highest mark in the specialist examination.
He then spent a further 2 years in subspecialty training in Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction, including 1 year at one of the highest volume units in Europe: the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland. During this time, he completed the UK and Ireland Specialty examination via the Royal College of Surgeons, where he was once again awarded the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Gold Medal for achieving the highest mark in the examination across the United Kingdom and Ireland, making him the only surgeon to win both the Australia/New Zealand and UK/Ireland medals.
After working in Auckland, New Zealand as a consultant, he returned to Glasgow, where he practised as a Maxillofacial/Head and Neck Surgeon, before arriving home in Australia to commence practice in Melbourne.
He is currently working as a consultant at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. His clinical interests include wisdom teeth, dental implants (including zygomatic implants), orthognathic surgery, benign and malignant pathology of the head and neck, salivary gland disease, facial trauma, skin cancer and free tissue transfer/microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck. He is fully credentialed by the RACDS for subspecialty practice in Head & Neck Oncology and Reconstruction.