Sonja obtained her medical degree from Belgrade University in Serbia in 1992. In 1993 she commenced her training in plastic surgery working at the University Clinical Hospital and Medical Academy (VMA) in Belgrade. In 1995 she continued training in the UK, working at large plastic surgery departments in London. She completed a Specialist Registrar rotation at St George’s, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London and Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead.
Towards the end of her training, she completed an aesthetic surgery fellowship at McIndoe Surgical Centre in East Grinstead and hand and wrist surgery fellowships at Wrightington Hospital in Wigan and a private Hand Clinic in Windsor.
She passed the examinations for admission as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) in 1998 and the specialist intercollegiate examination in Plastic Surgery FRCS(Plast) in 2007. She was awarded MSc Degree (Master in Surgical Science) for her research in the field of flexor tendon surgery by the University of London in 1999.
Sonja has been a substantive Consultant Plastic Surgeon at St George’s Hospital in London since 2008.