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Mr Alex Woollard

BM, BSc, PhD, FRCS (plast)

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Specialty
  • Plastic surgery
Sub-Specialties
  • Microsurgical Reconstruction
Fixed Price Packages

About

  • Biography icon plus

    Alex Woollard is a consultant plastic surgeon. He has a sub-specialist focus in nerve regeneration, facial reanimation and microsurgical reconstruction (breast, skin cancer, etc). His NHS practice includes the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore where he provides lower limb and sarcoma reconstruction. He is a founding partner in ReLimbTM which offers a complete reconstruction service for amputees including osseo-integration, Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) and Regenerative Peripheral Nerve Interface (RPNI).

    After leaving St Paul’s School he studied medicine at Southampton University graduating in 2002. He has also received a BSc in History of Medicine from the Wellcome Institute and University College London. He returned to London for his basic surgical training gaining membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2005. He became a Fellow in 2015 and entered the Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery the following year. He then undertook a microsurgical fellowship at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead. He has been a consultant at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust since 2016.

    Mr Woollard has extensive experience in clinical research. He conducted his PhD research into nerve regeneration under Professor JW Lichtman in the Centre for Brain Science at Harvard University. His PhD from UCL was awarded in 2017. He has been recognised with a Research Fellowship by the Royal College of Surgeons in 2011 and from the MRC in 2003. He has received multiple awards including the Patton-Masser award from BAPRAS and the Stephan and Anna Galeski fellowship from the RCS, as well as grants from the Anton Jurgens and Roan Trusts. He continues to have an active role in research focused on nerve and muscle regeneration including TMR and RPNI. He presents his work at both a national and international level. As a founding member of ReLimbTM he has close links with the Osseointegration Group of Australia (OGAP) and Professor Al-Muderis.

    Mr Woollard is a member of the British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive (BAPRAS) and British Aesthetic Association of Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). He is on the Board of the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA) and a trustee of the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practice (JCCP). He is a specialist advisor for both the MHRA and NICE.

  • Clinical interests icon plus

    Nerve Regeneration, Facial Reanimation and Microsurgical Reconstruction (Breast, Skin Cancer, etc)

Practice locations

NHS base

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

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