Professor of Academic Plastic Surgery at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London; Honorary Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Barts Health NHS and Honorary Consultant Burn and Plastic Surgeon at the Royal London Hospital. He was awarded his PhD from the University of London in 1999 having investigated keratinocyte growth and differentiation in cutaneous wound healing. He received an award of merit as an NHS Champion from the King's Fund in 2004. He is the founder and director of Barts and the London Academic Plastic Surgery group – home to the MSc Aesthetic Medicine, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, MSc Reconstructive Microsurgery and MSc Burn Care programmes. He is a founding member and past president to the International Microsurgery Simulation Society.