Professor Laurence Kirwan was born in Liverpool and graduated from the Victoria University of Manchester. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the American College of Surgeons. He also trained in General Surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. His training in Plastic Surgery was undertaken in Kansas City Missouri and in Hand Surgery at the University of Colorado. He has a Plastic Surgery practice in Park Avenue in New York City and Norwalk, Connecticut in the United States (USA) and in Harley Street, London. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).
Professor Kirwan has been in private plastic surgery practice in the United States since 1987 and in the United Kingdom since 1998. He is a Clinical Instructor for the Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary where he is a Member of the Section of Plastic Surgery. In 1996 he was appointed a Professor of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at the University of Belgrade.
Professor Kirwan has been named one of the Best Plastic Surgeons in the Tatler Guide to Cosmetic Surgery in 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. His patient, Ulrika Jonsson, a UK media celebrity and author, was featured on the cover of Hello Magazine after her breast reduction surgery by Professor Kirwan, in 2009. The London Evening Standard has nominated him as one the 1000 Most Influential Londoners in 2008, 2009 and 2010. He is listed in Debrett's 'People of Today' and was also named as one of the Top 20 Plastic Surgeons, Worldwide in the January 2006 issue of Russian Vogue. Dr. Kirwan is listed in Wikipedia, which details his biography and citations.
Professor Kirwan has published extensively in journals and books related to Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery. He has taught Instructional Courses, participated in National and International Expert Panels at Scientific Meetings such as the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
He has written several books, including 'Cutting Edge' (Artnik, 2004, ISBN 1-903906-22-9), 'The Mole Book' (Artnik 2009) ISBN-13: 978-1905382477., 'Ophelia Blue Eyes: My Life So Far...' Top Spot Publishing. ISBN 978-1905382491., and has been featured in several others such as 'Plastic Surgery: The Worlds' Top Surgeons and Clinics' (Beyond Black Publications, 2007), 'The Goddess Guide' by Gisele Scanlon (Harper Collins, 2007) and most recently was featured in 'Ugly, The Aesthetic of Everything' by Stephen Bayley (Overlook Hardcover, 2013) ISBN-13: 978-1468307160