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- 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 with a subspecialty remit for peripheral nerve surgery and reconstructive microsurgery.
He trained in that unit, and in London, Sweden, Manchester, and Leeds where he completed the British Society for Surgery of the Hand Interface Training Fellowship.
He has an extensive academic record, with >50 publications, >90 international presentations, and extensive involvement in teaching and training. He holds the Stephen Forrest Chair at the University of Glasgow, where a programme of doctoral & post-doctoral research investigates novel approaches to peripheral nerve reconstruction, to Tissue Engineering and the use of stem cells, and the refinement of reconstructive microsurgery for cancer, congenital, and acquired conditions.
Areas of interest
Hand surgery; Carpal tunnel syndrome; Peripheral nerve disorders; Compression neuropathy; Dupuytren's disease; Dupuytren's contracture; Arthritis; Nerve compression; Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS); Tendon; Skin lesions; Skin Cancer; Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC); Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC); Melanoma surgery; Malignant melanoma; Brachial plexus; Limb reconstruction; Soft tissue reconstruction; Nerve surgery (reconstructive); Breast reconstruction; Breast augmentation; Breast reduction; Abdominoplasty; Facial cancer; Pinnaplasty / otoplasty; Cosmetic surgery; Facial plastic surgery; Microsurgery; Sarcoma; Lower limb trauma; Hand
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)
- Deputy Editor, Journal of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery JPRAS 2014
- BAPRAS Academic Strategy Group BAPRAS 2014
- Research Council of the Healing Foundation The Healing Foundation 2014
- Scottish Training Committee (Plastic Surgery) NES 2014
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)
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
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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Via the treating hospital's switchboard