Adriaan O. Grobbelaar

National Health Services, United Kingdom

Adriaan O. Grobbelaar had high surgical training first in general surgery and then in plastic surgery at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, where he obtained the South African Fellowship in Plastic Surgery from the South African College of Surgeons in 1993 as well as a higher research degree in plastic surgery from the University of Cape Town in 1993. In 1994, he undertook an International Society of Aesthetic Surgery approved Fellowship with Mr. F. V. Nicolle in London. Further plastic surgery training was carried out at Mount Vernon Hospital in Northwood, Middlesex, and he was awarded the FRCS (ad eundum) by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1996 and the FRCS(Plast.) in the same year. He has been a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Mount Vernon Hospital Reconstructive, Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit from 1996 to October 2006 when the Mount Vernon Unit moved to its new home at the Royal Free Hospital Hampstead NHS Trust where he is now based as Programme and Clinical Director. He has published more than 100 papers in the medical literature. He is heavily involved in plastic surgery training and is a Former Research Director at the RAFT Institute for Plastic Surgery, Burns and Skin Cancer Research which is located at Mount Vernon Hospital. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University College of London. He has served as the UK Representative in the Council of EURAPS and has been awarded a Hunterian Professorship by the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS(Eng)) for his research entitled “A new surgical solution in surgical treatment of facial paralysis.”

Biography Updated on 8 June 2009

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