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Meet the team (Surgeons)

Children born with a cleft lip and / or palate may face multiple health problems. Experience has shown that these problems are best supported by a team of specialists from many disciplines who work together with the family to provide for the social, emotional, psychological and educational needs of the child.

This means that, when you visit us, you may find yourself in a room with lots of clinicians – this is quite normal and nothing to worry about. If you feel uncomfortable with so many people in the room, please don’t be afraid to request that only key members of the team remain.

Adam Sawyer

I undertook my undergraduate medical training at Guy’s & St Thomas’ in London, having intercalated with a BSc first class in Physiology. I qualified as a doctor in 1999 and decided to train as a plastic surgeon undertaking postgraduate training in London, Oxford and Salisbury.  I have completed two masters (MSc and LLM), firstly in […]

Ian Downie

I trained as a dentist in Liverpool. I moved south and, after working in Southampton and Salisbury, went to medical school in Southampton and graduated in 1981. I trained in general surgery before completing specialty training in oral and maxillofacial surgery on the South Coast Training Programme. I have been fortunate to spend time in […]

Marcel Geyer

I am an ENT surgeon, and am passionate about helping patients of all ages with ear, nose and throat disorders. I am the current head of the ENT department at Salisbury and am ENT lead for the Spires Cleft service. I also work with the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Centre. I am privileged to […]