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Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
- Hand surgery
- Lower limb surgery
- Reconstructive surgery
Prof. Hart is a Consultant Hand, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon in the Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit, Glasgow & the Scottish National Brachial Plexus Service. His subspecialty remit includes hand / peripheral nerve surgery and reconstructive microsurgery. His private practice includes skin surgery, facial, breast, and abdominal cosmetic surgery.
He has an extensive academic record, is an invited speaker to professional societies, an invited member to select professional groupings, and is an Educational Lead. He is Editor-in-Chief of Europe's leading peer review Journal for Plastic Surgery (JPRAS), and holds a Chair of Plastic Surgery Research at the University of Glasgow. The programme of doctoral & post-doctoral research investigates novel approaches for peripheral nerve injuries, Tissue Engineering / the use of stem cells, and the refinement of reconstructive microsurgery for cancer, congenital, and acquired conditions. Grant funding has been obtained from NC3Rs (CrackitDRGnet) and Find a Better Way amongst others.
He trained in the Canniesburn unit, with periods in London, Manchester, New Zealand & Sweden. He completed the British Society for Surgery of the Hand Interface Training Fellowship in Leeds.
Areas of interest
Hand surgery; Carpal tunnel syndrome; Peripheral nerve disorders; Compression neuropathy; Cubital tunnel syndrome; Dupuytren's disease; Dupuytren's contracture; Osteoarthritis; Nerve compression; Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS); Tendon; Skin lesions; Skin Cancer; Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC); Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC); Brachial plexus; Limb reconstruction; Soft tissue reconstruction; Nerve surgery; Nerve tumours; Breast reconstruction; Breast augmentation; Breast reduction; Mastopexy; Abdominoplasty; Pinnaplasty / otoplasty; Cosmetic surgery; Facial plastic surgery; Blepharoplasty; Microsurgery; Sarcoma; Lower limb trauma
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Hand, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon with the Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit, Glasgow Royal Infirmary / Yorkhill Hospital, and the Scottish National Brachial Plexus Service.
Stephen Forrest Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Glasgow.
Honorary post with the University of St Andrews
Nerve Injury & the neurobiology of nerve regeneration.
Tissue engineering for reconstructive surgery.
Reconstructive microsurgery (flap reconstruction after cancer, skin cancer, trauma, or congenital abnormalities).
Soft tissue trauma.
Editor, Journal of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
BAPRAS representative on the Research Council of the Healing Foundation.
Research Funding of >£1,000,000
Membership of the Sunderland Society (Nerve Surgery)
BAPRAS Academic Strategy Group Member
BSc (1st Class Honours) MD (Honours) PhD
Tom Gibson Memorial Medal
Heinz-Waldrich microsurgery Prize
Over 50 peer review publications, invited reviews, and published professional guidelines in leading Medical Journals, Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgery Jounralns, and Neuroscience Journals including the Lancet, Neurosurgery, JPRAS, Experimental Brain Research, Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Over 70 presentations to international societies, including invited speaker keynote presentations.
- MBChB University of Glasgow 1995
- BSC (Honours 1st Class) University of Glasgow 1992
- MRCS Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow 1998
- AFRCS Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1998
- PhD Umea Universitet (Sweden) 2003
- FRCS(Plast) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2006
- MD (Honours) University of Glasgow 2002
- Academic supervision (docent) training Umea Universitet 2004
- Appraiser Training NES 2013
Reference number 4184674
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- BAPRAS Academic Strategy Group BAPRAS 2018
- Research Council of the Healing Foundation The Healing Foundation 2017
- Scottish Training Committee (Plastic Surgery) NES 2018
- Editor, Journal of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery BAPRAS 2017
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC, 2007
Affiliations / memberships
BAPRAS (British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery)
BSSH (British Society for Surgery of the Hand)
EURAPS (European Association of Plastic Surgeons)
Sunderland Society (international peripheral nerve surgery opinion leaders)
EPSRC (European Plastic Surgery Research Council)
MDDUS (Medical & Dental Defence Union of Scotland)
- BMI Ross Hall Hospital, G52 3NQ
- 18:30 - 20:30
- 0141 810 3151
- Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital, G12 0PJ
- 09:00 - 11:30
- 0141 334 9441
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