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Consultants in Plastic Surgery

Mr Titus Adams


Cosmetic Surgery
Facelift, necklift, endoscopic browlift, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, pinnaplasty, breast augmentation, breast reduction, mastopexy, abdominoplasty, scar revision, liposuction, fillers, peels and laser surgery.

Skin Cancer Surgery
Melanoma, SCC, BCC and Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for melanoma, and skin cancer reconstruction. Skin lesions (benign skin and soft tissue).

Breast Reconstruction
Implant-based, Latissimus Dorsi flaps, DIEP and muscle sparing TRAM flap reconstruction, secondary and revisional breast reconstruction, including liposculpture, nipple reconstruction, congenital asymmetry of breast, gynaecomastia surgery for men.


Mr Titus Adams is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon in Oxford, Berkshire and London. He taught Anatomy at the University of Oxford, and completed his basic surgical training in the region. His research took place at the Phoenix Tissue Repair Unit at University College, London in 1994, and at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, as the Duke of Kent Burns and Reconstructive Surgery Research Fellow in 2000, gaining his MD in 2002.

His Plastic Surgery training was held in Norwich, Oxford, Salisbury and Stoke Mandeville. He acquired his Fellowship in Plastic Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons, England. His fellowship included microsurgical breast reconstruction at The Royal Marsden Hospital in 2008. Cosmetic surgery training was held at the Institute of Cosmetic Surgery and Surgical Aesthetics in London.

Mr Adams holds an NHS post both at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and at the Royal Berkshire Hospitals Foundation Trust, providing Plastic Surgery to Berkshire patients at the West Berkshire Community Hospital near Newbury. He teaches and supervises plastic surgery trainees and medical students at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Mr Adams is fully registered with the GMC, and is a member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).

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  • Oxford: 07512 155035
  • London: 0207 487 4454

Miss Sara E Atkins

Miss Sara E Atkins

Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Miss Sara E Atkins FRCS (Plast), MB ChB, BSc (St And) is a specialist in children's hand surgery and nerve reconstructive surgery, and is part of the Major Trauma Centre orthoplastics team that cares for patients with upper and lower limb trauma.

She undertook her plastic surgical training in Yorkshire and completed fellowships in Melbourne and Perth (Australia), Louisville (USA) and Bangkok (Thailand) before joining the Trust in 2014.

She is the Clinical Governance Lead in Plastic Surgery. She has a particular interest in the care of children with both traumatic and congenital limb problems and nerve injuries including Acute Flaccid Paralysis and Brachial Plexus.

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Mr Jeremy Birch


  • Breast surgery including breast reduction, breast augmentation, mastopexy (breast lift)
  • Skin surgery including the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant skin lesions on all areas of the body
  • Cosmetic surgery including face-lifting procedures, brow lift, neck lift, eyelid surgery, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), liposuction, scar revision, ear reshaping (otoplasty), eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty
  • Hand surgery including dupuytrens disease, ganglions and lumps and bumps on the hand.


Mr Jeremy Birch graduated from Bristol University in 1993 having completed medical training and an Honours Degree in Pharmacology. He entered surgical training in Leicester, going on to undertake research into advanced microsurgical techniques under Prof Sir Peter Bell.

Achieving his doctorate, he began training as a plastic surgeon in 2000, completing specialist training in 2006, and he was entered on the specialist register for Plastic Surgery. Subsequently he underwent a period of subspecialist training in breast reconstruction at the Broomfield Hospital under the auspices of Mr V Ramakrishnan, an internationally renowned microsurgical innovator.

Currently employed as a consultant plastic surgeon, Jeremy Birch specialises in all forms of breast reconstruction and breast surgery, including breast reduction, augmentation, uplifting and correction of asymmetry. He is also a member of the skin multidisciplinary teams both in Oxford and at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon, with regular clinics dealing with benign and malignant skin lesion.

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Mr Oliver Cassell


  • skin cancer
  • reconstructive and cosmetic breast surgery
  • head and neck reconstruction
  • benign skin surgery
  • cosmetic surgery


Mr Cassell has been a consultant in Oxford since 2001. His medical training was at the University of Sheffield (MB ChB - 1989) and basic surgical training in Bristol (FRCS Edinburgh 1993).

His specialist training as a registrar in Plastic Surgery was on the Oxford and Wessex scheme (FRCS Plastic Surgery 1999).

He trained in microsurgery and completed a higher degree in tissue engineering in Melbourne Australia (MS University of Melbourne 2001).

Mr Cassell is a member of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons and on the Specialist Registrar of the GMC. He does weekly clinics in Banbury and Oxford.

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Mr Paul Critchley


All aspects of hand surgery, soft tissue tumours, bone infection.


Mr Critchley is a consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Oxford with clinics and theatre at the John Radcliffe and at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. He trained in Nottingham, Bristol, Salisbury and Oxford, before becoming a consultant in Oxford in 2003. He is a member of BAPS and enjoys teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He regularly reviews manuscripts for peer review journals.

Mr Henk Giele

Special interests

  • hand and peripheral nerve surgery
  • microsurgical and functional reconstructive surgery following tumour, trauma or infection


Mr Giele trained in Perth, Australia, followed by experience in England and Paris; he settled in Oxford in 1996. He has an active research programme (both clinical and laboratory based) and teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Tel: 01865 231056

Mr Sinclair Gore


  • head and neck surgery
    • diagnostic, therapeutic and reconstructive surgery for benign and malignant conditions of the face and head and neck
    • surgery and non-surgical intervention for facial palsy as part of the Oxford Facial Palsy MDT
    • secondary facial corrective surgery following trauma and cancer including specialist interests in complex nasal reconstruction and oculoplastic surgery
  • nasal surgery
    • nasal and septal reconstruction, revision septorhinoplasty after trauma and previous surgery
  • skin surgery
    • diagnosis and treatment of benign lesions and malignant tumours (skin cancers)
  • abdominal wall reconstruction
    • multidisciplinary approaches to complex abdominal wall defects with general surgery colleagues
  • aesthetic surgery
    • facial rejuvenation (facelifting procedures, brow lift, neck lift, eyelid surgery), rhinoplasty, aesthetic breast surgery, abdominal and body contouring including post bariatric surgery, scar revision


Sinclair graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1996, where he had been successful in winning the Boat Race twice. His early surgical training took place in Sydney, Australia and on return to the UK his specialist interest in plastic surgery developed in Bristol, London, Cambridge, Norwich and Chelmsford. Thereafter he undertook four reconstructive and aesthetic specialist surgery fellowships (Cambridge, Chelmsford, London and USA, Sydney) prior to taking up his post as a consultant plastic surgeon in Oxford and Reading in 2013. His NHS practice is now based exclusively in Oxford, in both the Churchill and John Radcliffe hospitals, with weekly clinics and operating lists.

He undertook two years of basic science research into skin cancer at the Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust (RAFT), Mount Vernon Hospital, London, leading to an MD degree in 2007. Currently he has active research interests within the domains of skin cancer and head and neck surgery and reviews research articles submitted to plastic surgery journals. He tutors and supervises plastic surgery trainees and medical students of all levels.

He is a full member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), and the Rhinoplasty Society of Europe (RSE). He is currently a council member of the British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists (BAHNO).

Part of his work involves contributing to the specialist Skin Cancer MDT and the regional Head and Neck Cancer MDT. He enjoys working in a collaborative way with many other groups of specialists.

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Mr David Johnson


  • facelifting procedures
  • brow lift
  • neck lift
  • eyelid surgery
  • rhinoplasty
  • facial skeletal contouring
  • abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
  • liposuction
  • breast reduction
  • breast augmentation
  • mastopexy (breast lift)
  • scar revision


Mr David Johnson graduated from Cambridge University with a First Class Honours degree in Medical Sciences in 1989 and graduated from Oxford University in Clinical Medicine in 1992.

After completing his general surgical training he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1996. He then undertook three years of full-time research as a Wellcome Clinical Training Fellow at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford, where he researched the molecular biology of craniosynostosis and the genetics of congenital hand anomalies. He obtained a Doctor of Medicine Degree from Oxford University in 2001 and was awarded a Hunterian Professorship as recognition of his research by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

He continues his research interests in craniofacial conditions and in addition is one of the lead editors of the 39th edition of Gray's Anatomy, which was published in 2004. He continues to be an editor for the forthcoming 40th edition. He trained in Plastic Surgery at Mount Vernon Hospital in London, Salisbury District Hospital and the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford. He then spent one year as a Senior Craniofacial Fellow at the Australian Craniofacial Unit in Adelaide before taking up his consultant post in Plastic, Reconstructive and Craniofacial Surgery at the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford in 2006.

Mr Johnson is fully registered with the GMC and is on the Specialist Register for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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Mr Andy Pay


Consultant plastic surgeon with a special interest in head and neck reconstruction, skin cancer and vascular anomalies


Mr Andy Pay graduated from St George's Hospital, London in 1988. He trained in plastic surgery in Stoke Mandeville, Salisbury, Bristol and Oxford and received further specialist training in Cosmetic Surgery during a fellowship period at the Wellington Hospital, London.

He has travelled extensively abroad and undertook further subspecialist training during 2001 and 2002 in New Zealand, Australia and Hong Kong, developing his interests.

Mr Pay was granted the certificate in higher surgical training and entered onto the General Medical Council (GMC) specialist register after passing the national plastic surgery examination FRCS (Plast) in first place, gaining the McGregor Gold Medal.

He is widely experienced in all aspects of general plastic surgery procedures, especially in skin cancer, head and neck surgery, general plastic reconstructive surgery and vascular anomalies. He is also very experienced in cosmetic facial and breast aesthetics as well as truncal surgery and liposculpture. He has frequently lectured on all aspects of aesthetic surgery, including non-surgical interventions such as botox and fillers, in which field he has extensive experience.

Mr Pay's current NHS posts are at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading and the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. He has a prominent role in the head and neck and skin cancer multidisciplinary teams. He is also widely published and has lectured on his specialist interests at a national and international level.

Mr Pay is an active member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS). He is on the General Medical Council for plastic surgery and his registration number is 3194814.


"I was appointed to my position as Consultant Plastic Surgeon in the NHS in 2002. I have a busy and thriving practice based at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and at The Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading.

I am a core member of the skin cancer specialist multidisciplinary team, based at the RBH, and also a core member of the head and neck cancer MDT covering Oxford and Reading.

Part of my role has been educational; surgical training and teaching on a theoretical and practical basis. I train medical students, nurses and junior doctors in many of the aspects of plastic reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. I regularly sit on interview panels for appointments of surgeons in training at various levels."

Miss Nicola Petrie

Miss Nicola Petrie


Breast Surgery

Microvascular breast reconstruction (DIEP, TUG and muscle-sparing TRAM flaps), Latissimus Dorsi (back) flaps, implant based reconstruction, breast reduction and augmentation, correction of congenital anomalies and asymmetry of the breast and chest wall, liposculpture, nipple reconstruction and gynaecomastia surgery (enlarged male breast).

Skin Surgery

Diagnosis, surveillance, removal and reconstruction of skin lesions on the face and other body areas. These include benign and cancerous lesions in both adults and children.

Aesthetic Surgery

Breast and skin surgery as outlined above. Facial rejuvenation, eyelid surgery, corrective ear surgery, abdominal surgery, scar revision, body contouring and liposuction.


Miss Niki Petrie graduated from the University of Bristol in 1997. After completing her general surgical training she became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2001. She has been a Consultant Plastic Surgeon with a practice in both Oxford and Swindon since 2013.

Miss Petrie undertook two years of full-time research at Harvard University, based at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, USA, studying the role of gene therapy in wound healing. She was awarded both a Fulbright Scholarship and a Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Scholarship for her work, which led to the award of MD.

Miss Petrie trained on both the London and Oxford training schemes, working at St Andrew's Unit, Chelmsford, Salisbury's Odstock Hospital, Stoke Mandeville Hospital and the Oxford University Hospitals, gaining comprehensive training in all aspects of Plastic Surgery.

At the end of her training, Miss Petrie undertook a one-year Fellowship at St Andrew's Hospital, Chelmsford, working as the Senior Breast Fellow under Venkat Ramakrishnan, and Senior Hand Fellow under David Elliot. She subsequently developed her specialist interests in Breast and Skin Surgery at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and won the Mentor International Fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery working under Barry Jones and Rajiv Grover in London.

She has a prominent role in the Breast Surgery multidisciplinary team and also sits on the Skin Cancer multidisciplinary team. She has lectured, published and presented in her specialist areas at both national and international level and has received awards for her presentations, research, teaching and clinical work.

Miss Petrie is fully registered with the GMC and is on the Specialist Register for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She is a member of the British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (BAPRAS) and the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).

Mr Matthew Potter

NHS specialties

  • skin cancer
  • head and neck cancer
  • facial palsy
  • facial conditions
  • general reconstructions

Private specialties

  • benign skin surgery
  • skin cancer
  • head and neck cancer
  • facial palsy
  • facial conditions
  • general reconstructions
  • cosmetic surgery including:
    • face lifts
    • facial rejuvenation
    • eyelid rejuvenation
    • body contour surgery


Mr Potter Trained at the Royal Free Hospital, University College London, as an undergraduate and subsequently trained in Plastic Surgery at:

  • Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood
  • Oxford University Hospitals, Oxford
  • The Royal Brisbane and Princess Alexandra Hospitals, Brisbane, Australia.

He has spent two years undertaking fellowship training in Skin Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer and Aesthetic Surgery. He joined the department as a Consultant in 2012. He is a fully accredited Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon.

He is on the Thames Valley Site Specific Groups for Skin Cancer and Head and Neck Cancer.

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Mr Steven Wall

NHS specialties

  • craniofacial surgery
  • paediatric plastic surgery

Private specialties

  • skin cancer
  • cosmetic surgery


Mr Wall undertook his undergraduate training at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and postgraduate plastic surgical training at Johannesburg Hospital and Johannesburg Craniofacial Unit. He joined the Department in 1995.

Tel: via JR switchboard 0300 304 7777

Mr Marc C Swan

Mr Marc Swan


Paediatric Plastic Surgery with a particular focus on Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery.

Primary surgical management of children referred to the Spires Cleft Centre - from antenatal diagnosis to adulthood.

Special interest in trans-oral robotic cleft surgery and secondary cleft surgery including speech surgery and adult rhinoplasty.


Mr Marc C Swan DPhil FRCS (Plast) graduated in 1996 and undertook his basic surgical training at St Mary's Hospital in London. In 2003 he was awarded a Royal College of Surgeons Research Fellowship for his doctorate into novel tissue expansion techniques based at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford.

He commenced his higher surgical training in plastic surgery within the Oxford Deanery in 2006 and subsequently undertook paediatric surgical fellowships at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, and also at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.

He was appointed a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2014.

He is committed to training the cleft surgeons of the future - both here in the UK and in the developing world. He is passionate about research, with a focus on improving aesthetic and functional outcomes in children with orofacial clefts, incorporating patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) into everyday clinical practice, and harnessing the potential of machine learning for facial phenotyping in assessing aesthetic outcomes.

Mr Swan undertakes Cleft Multidisciplinary Clinics at Oxford Children's Hospital, Milton Keynes University Hospital and Wexham Park Hospital in Slough; he also operates at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust where he is an Honorary Consultant.

He is a member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), the Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland (CFSGBI) and the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA).

Mr Swan is on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He is Trustee of Interface Uganda - a charity devoted to providing essential reconstructive surgery and training in Uganda and East Africa.

Contact details

Cleft Secretary

Vicky Ludlow:
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 226 965‬

Plastics Secretary

Natasa Bestova:
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 223 223

Last reviewed:05 April 2022