Dr Morris Ritz graduated from Witwatersrand University in South Africa in 1982, with a degree in Medicine and the Sonya Walker Prize in Physiology. He went on to pursue post-graduate studies in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, gaining a fellowship with honours from the College’s of Medicine of South Africa in 1990. Dr Ritz then spent a year at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne as a Microsurgery research fellow.
From 1992-1995 Dr Morris Ritz headed the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Baragwaneth Hospital, while running his own private practice in South Africa. In 1997 Dr Ritz was appointed Senior Registrar at the Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery after receiving a fellowship for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Plastic Surgery.