Professor Vivien Lees

Plastic surgery


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Last updated: 28 Apr 2020

Specialises in

  • Hand surgery
  • Paediatric
  • Reconstructive surgery

About me

Professor Lees is Consultant Plastic Surgeon with special interests in Hand & Wrist surgery and Developmental Breast Surgery. She has Credentialled in Cosmetic Surgery.

After graduation from Oxford and Cambridge, Professor Lees then obtained research MD from Cambridge. She was trained in centres of excellence in the UK and USA before she took up appointment as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Manchester University Foundation Hospitals Trust in 1997.

Professor Lees is past Chair of the Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) in Plastic Surgery responsible for plastic surgery training in the UK and Republic of Ireland. She was Council member of the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and Examiner for FRCS (Plast).
Professor Lees holds Clinical Academic Chair in Plastic Surgery with the University of Manchester. She maintains an active research and teaching programme having published over 65 articles in the medical literature. She is past Editor of the European Journal of Hand Surgery. She has particular interest in functional anatomy of the hand, wrist and forearm and has been awarded Hunterian Professor of the Royal College of Surgeons of England for 2010/11.
Professor Lees is known for her expertise in hand, wrist and upper limb surgery. She undertook a year’s Fellowship at the Kleinert Institute, Louisville, USA, one of the most prestigious units for hand surgery in the world. She was formerly Chair of Education & Training for, and Council Member of, the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH). She has taken a lead role in development of the Postgraduate Diploma and Master (MSc) in Hand Surgery that has provided a new paradigm in higher specialist training.

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Hand surgery; Wrist surgery; Cosmetic surgery

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