Meet the Team

The team in plastic surgery comprises highly trained nurses, healthcare practitioners, specialist nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, operating department practitioners and plastic surgeons. Our department has a team of seven full-time, permanent consultant surgeons selected to provide a broad range of skills and experience across the range of plastic surgery.

Our consultant plastic surgeons

Mr Haroon Siddiqui (clinical director)

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Clinical interests:

Skin cancer (MDT Lead)

Management of pressure sores

General plastic surgery

Hypospadias

Hand surgery

Breast plastic surgery

Secretary: Claire Smith (Telephone 01642 835916)


Mr Keith Allison

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Clinical interests:

Lower limb reconstruction

Breast reconstruction

Skin cancer and sentinel node biopsy

Aesthetic plastic surgery

Pre-hospital emergency care

Burns management (MDT Lead)

Post graduate education

Secretary: Lindsey Harland  (Telephone 01642 854216)


Miss Anna Barnard

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Clinical interests:

Complex upper limb reconstruction

Nerve injury and repair

Adult and paediatric hand surgery

Lower limb reconstruction

Limb trauma

Microvascular surgery

Surgical training

Secretary: Donna Barry  (Telephone 01642 854303)


Mr Chris Dunkin

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Clinical interests:

Breast reconstruction

Facial plastic surgery and facial palsy

Head and neck reconstruction

Lower limb reconstruction

Microsurgery and Free Tissue Transfer

Secretary: Donna Barry  (Telephone 01642 854303)


Dr Kaj Erdinger

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Clinical interests:

Skin cancer

Lymph node management in skin cancer

Hand surgery

General plastic surgery

Breast surgery

Surgical training

Secretary: Lindsey Harland  (Telephone 01642 854216)


Mr Alex Jones

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Clinical interests:

Head, neck and facial reconstruction

Breast reconstruction

Lower limb reconstruction

Skin cancer

Head and neck cancer

Aesthetic plastic surgery

Educational lead for plastic surgery

Secretary: Donna Barry  (Telephone 01642 854303)


Mr Tobian Muir

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Clinical interests:

Vascular malformation treatment

Haemangioma treatment

Skin cancer

Electrochemotherapy

General plastic surgery

Research and education

Secretary: Lindsey Harland  (Telephone 01642 854216)

Our supporting team

Our consultants are well supported by three specialty surgeons in plastic surgery; Mr Chellaya Ramanathan, Mr Srinivasen Murugan, and Mr Earl Gardner. Each of these have specific interests within our department and independently see and operate on patients while supporting both the consultant team and our doctors in training.

We are also have five plastic surgery specialist registrars in training who rotate through different training posts within the north east and six further junior doctors undertaking their initial general surgical or foundation training.


Our specialty doctors in plastic surgery:

Mr Earl Gardner

Clinical interests:

Elective hand surgery

Hand trauma

Skin cancer

Lower limb reconstruction

General plastic surgery

Surgical training

Secretary: Lindsey Harland  (Telephone 01642 854216)


Mr Srini Murugan

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Clinical interests:

Vascular malformations

Haemangioma management

Hand surgery

Skin cancer

Electrochemotherapy

General plastic surgery

Secretary: Lindsey Harland  (Telephone 01642 854216)


Mr Chellaya Ramanathan

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Clinical interests:

 Hypospadias

Penile plastic surgery

Skin cancer

Breast surgery

General plastic surgery

Medical education

Secretary: Claire Smith (Telephone 01642 835916)


Our skin cancer nurse specialistslaura-lowton-caroline-brownless

We have two specialist skin cancer nurses.

Sister Caroline Brownless (Macmillan skin cancer specialist nurse) and Sister Laura Lawton (skin cancer clinical support sister) who work closely with our consultants and specialists to provide supportive care and independent clinics for skin cancer patients.

Sister Caroline Brownless (right) and Sister Laura Lawton (left)

(Telephone 01642 854366) (Pager: 07699 684552)


Our hand therapy teamhand-therapy-team-2016

We have four permanent hand therapists (from left to right): Alysha Paige, Gary Rigby,  Nicola Lyons and Suzanne Curtis.

(Telephone 01642 854453)


Our minor ops teamcropped-mot-2016-2

We have our own team of highly trained nurses and healthcare assistants who work in our local anaesthetic day case theatre situated on ward 35. (from left to right Anna Doto, Laura Hill, Nick Simons and Sue Jackson) Not in photo (Debbie Atkinson)


Our dressings clinic team

We also have our own team of highly trained nurses and healthcare assistants who work in our plastic surgery dressings clinic also situated on ward 35. This provides a location for patients to be reviewed post operatively in the healing phase. Some of these staff members also cross cover the minor op lists. (Rebecca Greenfield, Carol Roberts, Janet Wood, Pamela McCulloch, Jacky Kirkbride and Lynn Powell)


Our ward team

Ward Manager - Stacey McTeer

Ward Manager – Stacy McTeer

Ward 35 is the base ward for plastic surgery and is run by our ward manager Stacy McTeer (right). The clinical matron for plastic surgery is Jonathan Broughton.

 

 

Staff members on Ward 35

Staff members on Ward 35


Our admin supporting teamadmin-team-2016

Plastic surgery is closely affiliated with the orthopaedic department, both of which arepart of the planned care centre at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Our service manager is Caroline McGrath.

The clinical and managerial staff work together to provide a high level of patient care and are working continually to develop new and improved services for patients.

(From left to right; Louise Swinnerton, Claire Smith, Claire Cheesebrough, Donna Barry, Jane Dryden, Tricia Holian and Lindsey Harland)


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