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- Hand surgery
- Lower limb surgery
- Reconstructive surgery
Mr. James Chan is a Consultant Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon. He is fully registered on the General Medical Council (GMC) and an accredited Plastic Surgeon on the Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and member of the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH). His NHS practice is based at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Wycombe General Hospital and the National Spinal Injuries Centre of the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. He is also Lecturer at the University of Oxford.
Mr. Chan believes in delivering the best evidence-based care tailored to the individual needs of his patients, whether this is surgical or non-surgical. He offers treatment for hand, complex wound and general plastic surgery conditions.
Following his medical qualification from Cambridge University in 2004 and junior posts in East Anglia and London, Mr. Chan completed his Higher Surgical Training in Plastic Surgery on the Oxford rotation. Subsequently, he was awarded a Travelling Bursary by BAPRAS to undertake further subspecialty training in Reconstructive Microsurgery at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan, one of the foremost plastic surgery centres worldwide. This comprehensive training has provided him with the skillset to deal with common as well as complex surgical problems.
Mr. Chan holds a Clinical Lectureship at Oxford University where he was Senior Scholar and awarded a DPhil (PhD). He has worked as Fellow at Cochrane UK where he focused on the synthesis and dissemination of Evidence-based Medicine. He has published widely in medical journals as well as the standard plastic surgery textbooks and contributed to national guidance on traumatic limb reconstruction. He has held awards and grants from institutions including the Wellcome Trust, Academy of Medical Sciences, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and BAPRAS.
Dedicated to the next generation of surgeons, Mr. Chan is a GMC-recognised trainer and member of the Education and Training Committee of BSSH, and interviews for National Selection for entry into higher specialty training in Plastic Surgery in the UK. He serves as a peer-reviewer for the top plastic surgery journals, runs a national microsurgery training course for surgical trainees, presents at national and international conferences and hosts ‘Stoke Mandeville Plastics’, a popular international webinar series for plastic surgeons which focuses on cutting edge Plastic Reconstructive Surgery.
Areas of interest
Hand and Wrist problems; Arthritis; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; Cubital Tunnel Syndrome; Nerve compression; Ganglion; Cyst; Trigger finger; de Quervain's tenosynovitis; Dupuytren's disease; Nerve, Tendon or Joint problems; Musician's hand; tetraplegia hand; General Plastic Surgery; Benign skin lesions; Non-melanoma skin cancer; Scar correction; Scar Revision; Split earlobe; Soft tissue injury; Pressure sores; Diabetic foot; Microsurgery
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at:
Stoke Mandeville Hospital
National Spinal Injuries Centre
Wycombe General Hospital
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Research Lead, Department of Plastic Surgery, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Clinical Lecturer, University of Oxford
Complex wound reconstruction
Received research grants and awards from the Wellcome Trust, Academy of Medical Sciences, British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Reconstructive Surgery Trials Network and Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.
2020 Winner: Viper’s Nest research competition, Reconstructive Surgery Trials Network
2018 Overseas Scholarship, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan Government
2018 British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Travelling Bursary
2018 Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing, JPRAS
2012-4 Senior Scholarship, Lincoln College, Oxford University
2012 Barron Prize, British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Cantonese - Conversational
Contributed chapters to standard plastic surgery texts including Plastic Surgery (Elsevier 2022), Bailey and Love's Short Practice of Surgery (CRC Press 2022), Plastic Reconstructive Surgery: Approach & Techniques (Wiley 2015)
Contributed to Standards for the Management of Open Fractures of the Lower Limb (OUP 2022) - used as guidance in the UK and internationally for treatment of severe lower limb trauma.
Published scientific papers in: Annals of Surgery, Lancet, British Journal of Surgery, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), EMBO Molecular Medicine
Co-authored the Penguin Dictionary of Science 3rd edition (Penguin 2014)
- MB BChir Cambridge University 2004
- MA Cambridge University 2005
- DPhil Oxford University 2014
- FRCS(Plast) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2018
- Fellowship in Reconstructive Microsurgery Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan 2018
- Cochrane Fellowship Cochrane UK 2017
- Research Fellow Oxford University 2010
Reference number 6111972
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Education and Training Committee member British Society for Surgery of the Hand 2021
Details of entry to specialist register
- Plastic Surgery, 2019
Affiliations / memberships
Full member of the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, British Society for Surgery of the Hand, Royal College of Surgeons of England
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