Dr Paul van Minnen

Dr Paul van Minnen in scrubs

Dedicated to surgery of the hand & wrist

Dr Paul van Minnen is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who dedicated his practice to surgery of the hand and wrist only. He takes pride in providing the highest standard of care for adults with hand and wrist conditions, always with a personal, respectful and affable approach.

He studied medicine, obtained his PhD and completed Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery training at Utrecht University in The Netherlands. Learning from the country’s most reputable surgeons, hand and wrist surgery became his major interest from early on in his training. He qualified as a Netherlands Board (NVPC) and European Board (EBOPRAS) certified plastic surgeon before arriving in Australia in 2012.

In Adelaide, he completed three years of advanced fellowship training in Reconstructive Microsurgery, Burns Surgery and Hand and Wrist Surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre. In 2015 he was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon.

Dr van Minnen is committed full-time to private practice hand and wrist surgery. He keeps up to date with the latest techniques, including arthroscopic wrist surgery, joint replacement surgery and minimally invasive hand surgery techniques. He published numerous papers in peer reviewed, scientific journals and a hand surgery textbook chapter.

He provides private care consulting in Adelaide and Darwin.

Education and Training


  • 2021-present: director, GRIP Hand Therapy
  • 2016-present: director, GRIP Hand Surgery
  • 2016-2020: Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand surgeon, Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • 2015: Hand Surgery fellow, Flinders Medical Centre
  • 2014: Burns Surgery fellow, Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • 2013: Microsurgery fellow, Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • 2009-2012: Plastic Surgery registrar, Utrecht University
  • 2007-2008: General Surgery registrar, Utrecht University
  • 2003-2006: PhD research fellow, Utrecht University
  • 1996-2002: Medical student, Utrecht University

Professional Memberships