Dr. Alexandra Hatchell is an attending plastic surgeon at Kingston Health Sciences and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at Queen’s University. Dr. Hatchell graduated from Queen’s University in 2010 after earning a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education and a Bachelor of Science. Dr. Hatchell went on to obtain a Master of Science from Queen’s University in 2011, where her research focused on translating health messages into measurable behaviour change and identifying predictors for positive behaviour change.
Dr. Hatchell graduated with her medical degree from McMaster University in 2014 and completed her plastic surgery residency at McMaster University in 2019. Dr. Hatchell fulfilled a microsurgery fellowship with specialization in trauma reconstruction, oncologic reconstruction (breast, head and neck, and sarcoma), and peripheral nerve reconstruction at the University of Calgary in 2020. Throughout her training, Dr. Hatchell has developed a keen research focus in the areas of both patient-reported outcomes and functional outcomes in reconstructive surgery, investigating new techniques for facial nerve reconstruction, and exploring factors that impact operative efficiency in the context of trauma and oncologic reconstruction. Dr. Hatchell’s clinical focus and interests include oncologic (e.g. breast, nonmelanoma and melanoma skin cancer, sarcoma, head and neck), trauma (e.g. upper and lower extremity), and peripheral nerve reconstruction.