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Last updated: 27 Apr 2020
- Hand surgery
- Reconstructive surgery
I have been working in the field of Plastic Surgery since 2003. I have completed a full plastic surgery training program on the Pan-Scotland rotation in units in Ninewells, Dundee and Canniesburn, Glasgow. I have undertaken a two year research MD degree in skin cancer. I have trained in Mohs surgery and also undertaken a Training Interface Fellowship in Skin Cancer. In my current NHS practice I treat skin cancer, provide hand surgery and breast reconstruction.
Areas of interest
Skin Cancer; Benign Skin Lesion; Dupytren's Disease; Trigger finger; carpal tunnel syndrome
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Forth Valley
Necrotising Soft Tissue infections – A poster and CD-Rom on diagnosis and management created and circulated to Scottish Hospitals A&Es and critical care units to promote early recognition and treatment. Aug 2004.
Clark RR, Shoaib T, Soutar DS, Gray HW, Bessent RG, McCurrach GM, et al. Sentinel lymph node biopsy in oral malignant melanoma‚ a possible means of investigating the clinically node-negative neck. European Journal of Plastic Surgery 2005:-46
Clark RR, McGill DG. Necrotising Fasciitis: Always Use The Finger. British Medical Journal; 21st April 2005 Rapid Response http://bmj.com/cgi/eletters/330/7495/830#104526
Richard R Clark. A Narrow Minded View. British Medical Journal; 5th January 2007 Rapid Response http://bmj.com/cgi/eletters/334/7583/44#152751
Clark RR, Watson SB. Pollicisation of the index metacarpal based on the first dorsal metacarpal artery. JPRAS 2006;59(4):325-330
Sentinel lymph node biopsy: a new perspective in head and neck mucosal melanoma?, Melanoma Research. 17(1):59, February 2007.Clark, Richard R.; Shoaib, Taimur
Clark R.R., Soutar D.S.
Lymph node metastases from auricular squamous cell carcinoma. A systematic review and meta-analysis. JPRAS. 61(10)(pp 1140-1147), Oct 2008.
A retrospective analysis of histological prognostic factors for the development of lymph node metastases from auricular squamous cell carcinoma. Clark RR. Soutar DS. Hunter KD. Histopathology. 57(1):138-46, 2010 Jul.
A cadaveric study of auricular lymphatics and implications for sentinel lymph node biopsy R.R. Clark, J. Shaw-Dunn, D.S. Soutar. Clinical Anatomy, Vol 23, Issue 7, pgs 792–797, Oct 2010
Melaonoma and Other Skin Cancers, Stuart Watson, Richard Clark chapter in The surgery of Childhood Tumours 3rd Edition. Springer
Courses offered to GPs
Current Management of Melanoma
Skin Cancer Pathways
Plastic Surgery Pathways
Readmission rate 0.5%
Mortality rate 0%
- FRCS(Plast) Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 2009
- MD University of Glasgow 2009
- MRCS Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 2003
- MB ChB University of Glasgow 1998
- TIG Skin Cancer Fellowship JCST Training Interface Group 2014
Reference number 4508849
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Pan-Scotland Teaching Programme Coordinator NHS Education for Scotland 2018
Details of entry to specialist register
- Plastic Surgery, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
- Polmaise RoadSTIRLINGFK7 9PU
- 17:00 - 20:00
- 01786 451669
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