Team profiles

Team profiles

Mr Stephen Southern FRCS (plast)

Position

  • Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive, Burns and Hand Surgeon
  • Head of Clinical service for Burns and Plastic surgery
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds

 

Having Qualified from St.Georges Medical School Mr Stephen Southern continued his basic surgical training in London. His plastic surgery and upper limb training was split between London and Yorkshire and in 2000 he was appointed as a consultant plastic surgeon with a special interest in hand surgery.

Mr Stephen Southern currently mainly performs hand and wrist surgery based at Pinderfields Hospital. He is the head of clinical service for plastic and burns surgery and spends a significant amount of time trying to improve local and regional services.

He is a keen educator, trainer and researcher and a member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand and the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons.

Miss Elizabeth George

Specialist Interests:

  • Elective hand surgery
  • Hand trauma
  • Skin cancer
  • Acute burns management

 

Societies and Memberships:

  • British Society of Surgery of the Hand

  • BAPRAS British Association of Plastic, reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

 

Miss George qualified as a doctor in Manchester 1996. Prior to starting her higher surgical training in Plastic Surgery, she successfully completed an MPhil in skin pigmentation in reconstructed skin models in Sheffield. She subsequently undertook a 1 year Burns Fellowship in Auckland, NZ. She started her higher surgical training in Plastic Surgery in Mersey Deanery for 2 years and then transferred to Yorkshire and passed FRCS Plast in 2012. She undertook a Hand and wrist Fellowship in Birmingham 2013. Her special interests include Hand (elective and trauma), skin cancer and acute burns management. She currently coordinates the appraisals for junior doctors within the department.

 

Qualifications/notable awards:

  • MBCHB, MRCS, MPhil, FRCS Plast

 

Location of Clinic/peripheral commitments:

  • Majority of clinical activities based at Pinderfields Hospital
  • Outpatient clinic at Pontefract Hospital: alternate Monday PM
  • Elective Theatre list at Pontefract Hospital: alternate Thursday PM

Miss Preetha Muthayya

Specialist Interests:

  • Acute burn surgery
  • Late burn Reconstruction
  • Scar management
  • General plastic surgery
  • Perineal reconstruction
  • Skin cancer surgery

 

Societies and Memberships:

  • British Burns Association
  • International Society of Burn Injuries

 

Miss Muthayya graduated from the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, India and was awarded her MBBS degree in 1999.  She then completed her MS in General Surgery in 2003, training at Madras Medical College, Chennai, India.  She completed her higher surgical training in plastic surgery training in Yorkshire, Trent UK in 2015. This included a 12 month Fellowship programme in Burn Surgery at the Shriners Hospital for Burns and University Hospital of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA. She has been employed as a Consultant Burns and Plastic Surgeon at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust since August 2015.

 

Qualifications/notable awards:

  • MBBS, MS (General Surgery), FRSC (Plast), Singleton Fellowship in Burns (UTMB, Texas)

 

Current roles – admin/CEPOD/Lead:

  • Clinical Lead for Burns, Pinderfields Regional Burns Service

 

Location of Clinic/peripheral commitments:

  • Pinderfields Hospital
  • Dewsbury Hospital

Mr David Mather

Specialist Interests:

  • Hand surgery
  • Body contouring
  • Skin cancer

 

Societies and Memberships:

  • British Society of Surgery of the Hand

  • BAPRAS British Association of Plastic, reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

  • BAAPS - British Association of Aesthetic Surgeons

 

David qualified as a doctor from Oxford in 2000.

Following house jobs in Northamptonshire he moved to Yorkshire to train in surgery and specifically plastic surgery.

At the end of registrar training he completed higher fellowships in hand (Oxford) and cosmetic surgery (Yorkshire). His main interests now include hand surgery, skin cancer and body contouring.

At the Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust he also chairs the Sepsis group which aims to improve the treatment of sepsis in line with national standards.

 

Types of surgery offered:

  • Elective and acute hand surgery
  • Skin cancer reconstruction
  • Weight loss body contouring

Will JM Holmes

Specialist Interests:

  • Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction – DIEP/TUG
  • Implant based breast reconstruction
  • Skin cancer surgery

 

Societies and Memberships:

  • BAPRAS British Association of Plastic, reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
  • ABS – Associations of Breast Surgeons
  • BAAPs – British Association of Aesthetic Surgeons

 

Mr. Holmes qualified from Glasgow University in 2006 and did his general surgical training in Glasgow and Liverpool. He then completed a junior fellowship in Plastic Surgery at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town South Africa before completing his formal plastic surgery training in Yorkshire, UK. This was followed by a nationally awarded TIG fellowship in skin oncology at the Norfolk and Norwich Teaching Hospital and then two microsurgical breast reconstruction fellowships in Bristol and Chelmsford, UK. He was then awarded the BAPRAS/BAAPs fellowship in aesthetic surgery prior to taking up his current post as a consultant plastic surgeon.

 

Qualifications/notable awards:

  • MBChB BSC MRCS FRCS Plast

 

Current roles in department – admin/CEPOD/Lead:

  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Educational Supervisor

 

Types of surgery offered:

  • All types of breast reconstruction with a specialist interest in autologous/free flap surgery – DIEP, TUG, SGAP
  • General plastic surgery
  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Hand trauma
  • Acute burns surgery

 

Location of Clinic/peripheral commitments:

  • Pinderfields Hospital: Thursday AM
  • Dewsbury Hospital: Wednesday AM

Mr LeRoux Fourie

Mr LeRoux Fourie has been a consultant plastic surgeon at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust since 1993.

His main clinical interest is skin cancer surgery. He is based at Pontefract Hospital in a part time capacity.

Miss Sharmila Jivan MD FRCS (plast)

Specialist Interests:

  • Elective hand surgery
  • Trauma hand surgery
  • General plastic surgery

 

Ms Jivan graduated from the University of Leicester in 1997. She completed her basic surgical training in Leicester in 2001 and then and moved to Yorkshire for her higher surgical training in Plastic Surgery. In 2004, Ms Jivan was awarded an MD from Umea, Sweden based research in Adult Brachial Plexus Injuries. She has  undertook two specialist fellowships in hand trauma and elective hand surgery in Coimbatore, India and at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford.

Over the last 5 years, Ms Jivan has led the Pinderfields Burns and Plastic Surgery Research Unit and  developed strong links with Hudderfield University. The Program has so far supervised 6 research fellows, many of whom have gone onto gain a masters degrees and higher surgical training posts posts in Plastic Surgery

Ms Jivan also convenes, co-convenes and teaches on various plastic surgery courses - both local and national.

 

Qualifications/notable awards:

  • MD, FRCS (plast)

 

Types of surgery offered:

  • Elective hand surgery
  • Hand trauma
  • Complex upper limb surgery
  • Acute burns management

Mr George Spyrou

Specialist Interests:

  • General Plastic Surgery
  • Skin Cancer surgery
  • Reconstructive facial plastic surgery

 

Societies and memberships:

  • BAPRAS British Association of Plastic, reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
  • Specialist Register General Medical Council
  • EBOPRAS - European Boards of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  • FRCSEd - Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

 

Mr Spyrou gained his medical qualification in Greece before relocating to the UK in 1992. He subsequently qualified as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCSEd) in 1996. He then moved into research looking at the management of scars at the University of Bradford. For this he was in awarded the higher degree of Master of Philosophy (MPhil). This was followed by higher specialist training in Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Yorkshire with additional training in London and Belgium.

 

Qualifications/notable awards:

  • MD, FRCS(Ed), Mphil, EBOPRAS

 

Current roles – admin/CEPOD/Lead:

  • Skin Cancer Lead – Department of Plastic Surgery, Pinderfields Hospital

 

Location of Clinic/peripheral commitments:

  • Dewsbury Hospital: Wednesday AM

Nikolaos S. Lymperopoulos

Specialist interests

  • Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction
  • Implant based breast reconstruction
  • Skin cancer

Societies and Memberships:

  • RCSEng Royal College of Surgeons
  •  BAPRAS British Association of Plastic, reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
  • RSTN Reconstructive Surgery Trials Network

Mr Lymperopoulos graduated from University of Athens Medical School in 2009 and did his surgical training in Liverpool. At the same time after research on DIEP Clinical anatomy he was awarded a PhD in 2013. His higher surgical training in Plastic Surgery was completed in Yorkshire and Liverpool including a cosmetic fellowship in North West. He then completed two microsurgical fellowships in The Royal Marsden and St Thomas’ hospital in London.

Year joined department as a consultant: 2021

Career history/training rotation/fellowship experience:

University of Athens Medical Degree 2009

Foundation Programme Liverpool 2009-2011

Core Surgical Training Liverpool 2011-2013

Higher Surgical Training Yorkshire 2013-2016

Higher Surgical Training Liverpool 2016-2020

Northwest Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship 2019

Microsurgery Fellowship The Royal Marsden 2020

Microsurgery Fellowship St Thomas’ 2021

Qualifications

MD PhD MRCS FRCS (Plast)

Types of surgery offered

  • Microsurgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • General plastic surgery
  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Hand trauma

Orla Austin

Specialist Interests:

  • Breast reconstruction
  • Acute burns surgery
  • Scar management
  • Late burn reconstruction
  • General plastic surgery

 

Societies and Memberships:

  • BAPRAS British Association of Plastic, reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

  • BAAPS - British Association of Aesthetic Surgeons

  • FRSCI - Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland

  • BBA - British Burns Association

 

Austin completed her medical undergraduate training in Dublin. She then was successfully awarded both the fellowship in general surgery, followed by the Specialist Fellowship in Plastic Surgery in 2001. 

She was appointed as a Consultant to the Trust in 2002.

 

Qualifications/notable awards:

  • MB BCh BAO FRCSI FRCS (plast)

 

Current roles – admin/CEPOD/Lead:

  • CEPOD Lead for Department of Plastic Surgery, Pinderfields Hospital.
  • Lead for Breast reconstruction – Department of Plastic Surgery, Pinderfields Hospital

 

 

Types of surgery offered:

  • Acute and reconstructive burns surgery
  • Breast reconstruction
  • General plastic surgery
  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Scar management

 

Location of Clinic/peripheral commitments:

  • Dewsbury Hospital: Wednesday AM

Mr Anwar

Specialist Interests:

  • Acute burns surgery
  • General plastic surgery
  • Scar management
  • Late burn reconstruction
  • Hand trauma
  • Elective hand surgery
  • General plastic Surgery

 

Mr Anwar graduated in 1996. He then successfully completed higher surgical training in general surgery. After obtaining his  FRCS qualification in general surgery in Glasgow,  Mr Anwar progressed to specialist training in Plastic Surgery  in Yorkshire. This was followed by a competitively awarded fellowship in Hand, Wrist and Microvascular reconstruction at the Birmingham Hand Centre.  He was successfully completed  a Diploma in  European Board of Hand Surgery in 2012.

 Mr Anwar was appointed as a consultant plastic surgeon with a specialist interest in hands and burns in 2010.

 

Qualifications/notable awards:

  • MBBS(Pb), FCPS(Surg), FRCS(Glasg), FRCS(Plast), EBHS

 

Types of surgery offered:

  • All aspects of hand surgery
  • Acute and reconstructive burns surgery
  • Scar management
  • Lower limb reconstruction, including microsurgery.

Mr Sanjib Majumder

Specialist Interests:

  • Hand trauma
  • Elective hand and upper limb surgery
  • Lower limb reconstruction
  • General plastic surgery

 

Societies and Memberships:

  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • Royal College of Surgeons England

 

Qualifications/notable awards:

  • MBBS, FRCSEd, FRCS(Glas), FRCS(Plast) FFSTEd

 

Current roles – admin/CEPOD/Lead:

  • Lower Limb MDT lead
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer (Leeds Medical School)
  • Lead for Postgraduate Simulation Training (the Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust)
  • Founder & Director of Courses - MY Courses
  • Founder - MEDICINE in a nutshell (YouTube)

Jas CL Tan

Specialist Interests:

  • Hand surgery (Elective and Trauma)
  • Skin cancer

 

Societies and Memberships:

  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand

 

Mr. Tan graduated with honours from the University of Sheffield Medical School and undertook his basic surgical and subsequent specialist plastic surgical training within Yorkshire. He developed his interest in hand and microsurgery by undertaking a Hand and Microsurgical Fellowship within the National University Hospital of Singapore’s Hand and Microsurgical Unit.

 

Qualifications/notable awards:

  • MBChB (Hons), FRCS (Plast)

 

Types of surgery offered:

  • Trauma and elective hand surgery
  • Skin cancer

 

Location of Clinic/peripheral commitments:

  • Pinderfields Hospital
  • Barnsley Hospital
  • Dewsbury Hospital

Mr Paul Mohammad

Specialist Interests:

  • Breast reconstruction
  • Perineal reconstruction
  • Skin cancer surgery

 

Societies and Memberships:

  • BAPRAS British Association of Plastic, reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

 

Current roles – admin/CEPOD/Lead:

  • Skin MDT Member

 

Location of Clinic/peripheral commitments:

  • Dewsbury Hospital

Mr Alan Phipps

Specialist Interests:

  • Acute burns surgery
  • General plastic surgery
  • Scar management
  • Late burn reconstruction

 

Mr Phipps is the longest serving burns consultant in the UK. He is previous Burns Lead.

 

Qualifications/notable awards:

  • MA (Camb), BM BCh (Oxf), FRCS (Ed)