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Justin Wormald

MBBS(hons) PGDip(hons) MRes(hons) DPhil MRCS

Clinical Lecturer in Plastic Surgery

  • Trainee Lead for the Reconstructive Surgery Trials Network (RSTN)
  • Associate Surgical Specialty Lead for Plastic and Hand Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons (RCS)
  • Patient and Public Involvement Lead - British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)

Academic plastic surgery trainee interested in clinical effectiveness of interventions in reconstructive surgery and hand surgery


I am a Specialist Registrar (ST6) in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery in full time clinical training in the Trauma Department at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. I have recently completed a full-time DPhil in Musculoskeletal Sciences at NDORMS, University of Oxford.  My research focuses on surgical trials in plastic surgery, hand trauma and reconstruction, including mitigation of surgical site infection and effectiveness of antimicrobial interventions. Prior to My DPhil, I completed an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at NDORMS, University of Oxford and Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. 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 have published 99 peer-reviewed papers and have received major research awards from the NIHR, RCS, BSSH and BAPRAS. I am the Trainee Lead for the Reconstructive Surgery Trials Network and an Associate Surgical Specialty Lead for Plastic and Hand Surgery for the Royal College of Surgeons of England. I am the Patient and Public Involvement Lead for the BSSH and sit on the BAPRAS Research Committee.

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