Chris Khoo

MA MB BChir FRCS FRCSEd ad hom

Short Biography

Chris Khoo received his medical education at the University of Cambridge and St. Mary's Hospital, London.  He was consultant plastic surgeon at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury and Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, with main interests in hand and breast surgery, and he has been in purely independent practice over the last ten years.

He is a former President of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons (now BAPRAS), and was Chair of the Intercollegiate Board in Plastic Surgery of the Surgical Royal Colleges, with responsibility for the FRCS(Plast) examination.  He has been President of the Section of Plastic Surgery of the RSM The Royal Society of Medicine, and chaired the BASO British Association of Surgical Oncology/BAPRAS Interface Committee in Breast Surgery. He was involved in the JCST Joint Committee on Surgical Training   Interface Training Groups in Breast Surgery and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.  He was Chairman of the Academy of British Cosmetic Practice (ABCP) which has been unsuccessful in the attempt to introduce formal UK regulation of cosmetic surgery. 

He was a member of the Executive Committees of IPRAS, the International Confederation for Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, and ESPRAS, the European Board of Plastic Surgery, and was involved in Instructional Courses and as an Examiner in the European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (EBOPRAS) examination.  He chaired the 12th Quadrennial Congress of the European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (ESPRAS), held in Edinburgh in 2014.  He was honoured to chair the Organising Committee of ICOPLAST, the International Confederation of Plastic Surgery Societies, in 2016, and has been a UK national delegate.

Outside the specialty of plastic surgery, he is a member of the Executive of HCSA, The Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association, and a Deputy Chairman of FIPO, the Federation of Independent Provider Organisations, an overarching body which brings together specialist associations, and acts on behalf of the profession.  Both organisations seek to maintain the highest standards of patient care in the independent sector.

Chris was High Sheriff of the Royal County of Berkshire in 2014/5 and continues in civic service as a Deputy to the Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire.