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Miss Judith Hunter has been a consultant at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust since January 2015. She graduated from the University of Cambridge with a first class degree, and trained for over 10 years in plastic and reconstructive surgery in Cambridge, Swansea and London. She attained her FRCS(Plast) in 2011 and achieved her specialist registration in plastic surgery in 2013. She is trained to a very high level in microsurgery, having undertaken three microsurgery fellowships at the Royal Marsden and St Thomas’ hospitals in London and a year in Melbourne, Australia. For this she was awarded the Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowship from the Royal Society of Medicine.
Miss Hunter has a special interest in all forms of breast reconstruction, especially using free tissue transfer (Dieps, transverse upper gracilis (TUGs)) as well as body contouring surgery after massive weight loss. She supports the major trauma centre on call for lower limb trauma as well as visiting Hammersmith Hospital to aid with complex wound repair. She is proud of maintaining the high quality expected at the Trust and enjoys working holistically with patients and other specialties. She uses these skills to enhance her cosmetic practice, which includes body contouring (liposuction, abdominoplasty, thigh, body, inner arm, buttock lifts), fat transfer, breast reduction, breast augmentation, breast asymmetry correction, labiaplasty, pinnaplasty, scar revision. Having carried out her research degree in early detection of skin cancer, she is also one of the surgeons in the private Skin health UK network, seeing patients referred with moles for removal.
Miss Hunter has been able to develop her interest in teaching, having been formally trained to teach as a junior doctor in Cambridge. In her current post she has overseen the teaching rota, co-ordinated a microsurgical simulation training day, become a faculty member for clinical skills teaching and of the international master’s in oncoplastic breast surgery microsurgery, a judge at a national core trainee competition run by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS), faculty at the Imperial FRCS(Plast) viva and ST3 selection interview courses, set up a microsurgery simulation lab, organised anatomy teaching and set up a new cadaveric flap course in the anatomy department. From the research perspective, she has an MD research degree from Cambridge, and continues to contribute to the plastic surgery literature, with over 30 papers in peer reviewed publications and over 25 presentations at national and international academic meetings. She has introduced a new breast reconstruction spoke clinic at Northwick Park Hospital with the local breast surgeons, which is smoothing the patient pathway for patients who live in north west London.
Areas of interest
breast reconstruction; microsurgery; breast reduction; breast uplift; breast asymmetry surgery; breast augmentation; abdominoplasty; skin cancer; inner thigh lift; brachioplasties; pinnaplasty; labiaplasty; fat transfer; liposuction
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Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr James Poncia Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Charing Cross Hospital
Microsurgery simulation; early diagnosis of melanoma, clinical breast reconstruction
Walking dog, Reading, Travelling, Cooking
MA 1st class (Cantab)
MB Bhir (Cantab)
Ellison Cliffe Travelling Award, RSM, 2013
BUPA Foundation Grant for research, 2004-6
Peter Brook Prize for Research in a psychiatric specialty 1999
Senior Whitby Scholar, Downing College, Cambridge, 1997
Winner Young Europeans Environmental Research Competition, 1994
(Additional) Languages spoken
- German - Conversational
1. Hunter JE, Drew PJ, Potokar TS, Dickson W, Hemington-Gorse SJ Albumin resuscitation in burns; a hybrid regime to mitigate fluid creep. Scars, Burns and Healing, Jan-Dec 2016 2: 2059513116642083
2. Hunter JE, Dower DR, Lardi AM, Farhadi J. ‘Evolution from TUG to PAP for breast reconstruction-comparison and refinements of technique’ J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2015 Jul;68(7):960-5.
3. Hunter JE, Mackey SP, Boca R, Harris PA. Microvascular modifications to optimize the transverse upper gracilis flap for breast reconstruction Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jun;133(6):1315-25
4. Stammers J, Williams D, Hunter J, Vesely M, Nielsen D. The impact of trauma centre designation on open tibial fracture management. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2013 Apr;95(3):184-7.
5. Hunter JE, Laing JHE. Demand management in plastic surgery for low priority procedures: the Welsh experience J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Nov;63(11):1778-86.
9. Emery JD, Hunter J, Watson AJ, Hall P, Moncrieff M, Walter FM. Accuracy of SIAscopy for pigmented skin lesions encountered in primary care: development and validation of a new diagnostic algorithm. BMC Dermatol 2010 Sept 25; 10:9
10. Hunter JE, Gilbert PM, Dheansa BS Correction of postburn superior pole breast deformity and macromastia – a novel approach Burns. 2009 Aug;35(5):746-9.
12. Hall PN, Hunter JE, Walter FM, Norris P. Use of a spectrophotometric intracutaneous device in the real-time diagnosis of melanoma in the setting of a melanoma screening clinic Br J Dermatol 2008 158 (2):420-42
15. Hunter JE, Teot L, Horch R, Banwell P. Evidence based Medicine: Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC) in wound care management. Int Wound J. 2007 Sep;4(3):256-69
16. Hunter JE, Malata CM. Refinements of the LeJour vertical mammaplasty skin pattern for skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2007 May;60(5):471-81
17. Hunter JE, Wraight W, Dheansa B. Unrealistic expectations of plastic surgery trainees entering MMC. Ann R Coll Surg Engl (Suppl) 2007;89:75
18. Rogers RD, Everitt BJ, Baldacchino A, Blackshaw AJ, Swainson R, Wynne K, Baker NB, Hunter J, Carthy T, Booker E, London M, Deakin JF, Sahakian BJ, Robbins TW. ‘Dissociable deficits in the decision-making cognition of chronic amphetamine abusers, opiate abusers, patients with focal damage to prefrontal cortex, and tryptophan-depleted normal volunteers: evidence for monoaminergic mechanisms. Neuropsychopharmacology. 1999 Apr;20(4):322-39
- FRCS(Plast) Royal college of surgeons, England 2011
- MD University of Cambridge 2008
- BA/MA University of Cambridge 1997
- MB BChir University of Cambridge 1999
- Microsurgery Fellowship Royal Marsden Hospital 2012
- Microsurgery Fellowship St Thomas' Hospital, London 2013
- International Microsurgery Fellowship St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia 2014
Reference number 4675240
Details of entry to specialist register
- Plastic Surgery, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
RSM- council member, plastic surgery section
Faculty Masters Oncoplastic Breast surgery and Aesthetic Breast surgery, University of East Anglia
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.