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Guy Thorburn

I am a consultant plastic surgeon at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. From 2010 to 2017 I was a consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital and at the St Andrew’s Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery in Essex. My special interests include cleft lip and palate, 22q11 deletion syndrome, hypospadias, vascular anomalies and spina bifida. I am chair of the Surgical Clinical Excellence Network of the Craniofacial Society of Great Britain & Ireland.

I qualified from Nottingham University Medical School. My initial training was in the Midlands and North-West before moving to London for my specialist training in plastic surgery. My paediatric plastic surgery training was at Great Ormond Street and St Andrew’s Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery before undertaking the National Interface Training Fellowship in Cleft Lip and Palate at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. I undertook an Aesthetic Fellowship at the London Clinic.

I also have an interest in medical ethics and law, and graduated with a MA from the University of Manchester Law School. I sat on the General Medical Council’s Fitness to Practise panels from 2003 to 2013. I am currently a member of the Oxford University Hospitals Clinical Ethics Advisory Group. I am a member of the Institute of Medical Ethics.

My main research interests are in cleft lip and palate, vascular anomalies and clinical outcomes. The Health Foundation awarded me a patient-safety and quality-improvement grant for my work on improving clinical outcomes. I regularly publish journal articles and book chapters as well as presenting at scientific meetings.