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Akira Wiberg

BA BM BCh MRCS

DPhil Student

  • MRC Clinical Research Training Fellow
  • Specialty Registrar in Plastic Surgery

I read medicine at Merton College, Oxford, where I was a Postmaster (senior scholar), and was awarded the top First in my year at Oxford University in the Medical Sciences BA degree.

After qualifying as a doctor, I completed the Academic Foundation Programme in Oxford. Following a stint as a visiting research scholar at UCLA, I undertook my Core Surgical Training in London, and started my higher surgical training in Plastic Surgery in the Severn Deanery in 2013.

I was awarded a MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship to take three years out from my specialty training to pursue research towards a DPhil degree at Oxford, which I started in February 2016. 

Within Plastic Surgery, I am particularly interested in hand surgery, peripheral nerve surgery and upper limb reconstruction. The aim of my DPhil project is to understand the molecular genetic basis of carpal tunnel syndrome, and ultimately to shed light on the pathophysiology of nerve injury through compression. My supervisors are Professor Dominic Furniss at NDORMS and Professor David Bennett at NDCN.

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