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Justin Wormald

MBBS MRes MRCS


DPhil Musculoskeletal Sciences

  • Associate Surgical Specialty Lead for Plastic and Hand Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons
  • Reconstructive Surgery Trials Network (RSTN) Trainee Network Lead
  • Plastic Surgery Trainees Association (PLASTA) Hand Surgery/BSSH Representative
  • International Confederation of Plastic Surgery Societies (ICOPLAST) Trainee Research Representative

Academic plastic surgery trainee interested in clinical effectiveness of trauma and surgical reconstruction

About


I am a DPhil candidate in Musculoskeletal Sciences.  My research focuses on understanding and preventing surgical site infection following surgery for hand and wrist injuries. Hand and wrist trauma is common and can be severely debilitating for a large number of people in the UK. Hand and wrist injuries account for about 1 in 5 A&E attendances, culminating in around 5 million injuries per year in the UK. We don't know much about infection in this group and there aren't many clinical trials of interventions to prevent infection after hand and wrist trauma surgery. My research will hopefully build our knowledge in this area, enabling us to treat patients with these injuries more effectively.

Prior to starting my DPhil, I completed an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at NDORMS and Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust., which took me to the end of my ST5 year of training. My undergraduate training took place at the University of East Anglia, where I attained my MB/BS and Master of Health Research (MRes) with distinction. I undertook my foundation years and core surgical training in London at St. Mary's Hospital, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

I am interested in clinical research in plastic and reconstructive surgery with a focus on systematic review and meta-analysis, clinical trials and outcome measurement. 

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