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Mr Simon Wood qualified in medicine at the Royal London Hospital and completed training in plastic surgery through east of England rotation in Cambridge and Norwich. At the end of his training he completed fellowships in Oxford and London and then worked at the Royal Marsden Hospital as a consultant prior to his appointment at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in 2000. At the Trust he has developed the reconstruction service, working with breast surgeons, head and neck surgeons, colorectal surgeons and gynaecologists on a regular basis. The high quality of the results is demonstrated in audits and publications. Mr Wood has also developed the abdominal wall reconstruction service at the Trust and deals with a wide range of complex and recurrent incisional hernia problems. In addition to surgery, Mr Wood has had a strong interest in teaching and training. In 2012 he was appointed to the Plastic Surgery Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC), part of the Joint Committee on Surgical Training (JCST) for the four Royal Colleges of Surgery. This work has included being in charge of National Selection and in 2015 he was appointed Chair of the Plastic Surgery SAC.


Plastic surgery - with specialist interest in reconstructive surgery, breast reconstruction - particularly with autologous tissue, head and neck cancer reconstruction, skin cancer, abdominal wall reconstruction

Research & publications

Mr Wood principally carries out clinical research related to his key clinical activities of breast and head and neck cancer research using free tissue transfer.
Publications from the last five years include:

Read, C., Branford, O. A., Verjee, L. S., & Wood, S. H. (2015) PET-CT imaging in patients with chronic sternal wound infections prior to reconstructive surgery: A case series. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg, 68(8), 1132-37. doi:10.1016/j.bjps.2015.04.027

Nouraei, S. A. R., Middleton, S. E., Hudovsky, A., Branford, O. A., Lau, C., Clarke, P. M. & Darzi, A. (2015) Role of reconstructive surgery in the management of head and neck cancer: A national outcomes analysis of 11,841 reconstructions. Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 68(4), 469-78. doi:10.1016/j.bjps.2014.11.011

Ridha, H., Morritt, A. N., & Wood, S. H. (2014) Spatulated end-to-end microvascular anastomosis: a useful technique for overcoming vessel size discrepancy. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg, 67(10), e254-e255. doi:10.1016/j.bjps.2014.07.008

Godwin, Y., Barron, E. J., Edmunds, M. C., Meyer, M., Bardsley, A., Logan, A. M. & Wood, S. H. (2014). A comparison of the patient and surgeon opinion on the long-term aesthetic outcome of reduction mammaplasty: have we improved over 15 years? J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg, 67(7), 932-8. doi:10.1016/j.bjps.2014.04.006

Morritt, A. N., & Wood, S. H. (2014) A secure retraction technique for exposing the internal mammary vessels. Ann R Coll Surg Engl, 96(3), 255. doi:10.1308/003588414X13814021679636

Ridha, H., Clarke, P. M., & Wood, S. H. (2013) Re: "Long-term oral intake through a salivary bypass tube with chronic pharyngocutaneous fistula". Am J Otolaryngol, 34(5), 615-6. doi:10.1016/j.amjoto.2013.03.009

Brenner, C., Simmonds, R. E., Wood, S., Rose, V., Feldmann, M., & Turner, J. (2012) TLR signalling and adapter utilization in primary human in vitro differentiated adipocytes. Scandinavian Journal of Immunology, 4(76), 359-70

Moradi, P., Wood, S. H. & Clarke, P. (2011) Reply: the use of jejunal mesentery to provide additional soft-tissue coverage in esophageal reconstruction with a free jejunal flap: the mesenteric "wrap". Plast Reconstr Surg, 128(3), 812-3. doi:10.1097/PRS.0b013e3182221602

Moradi, P., Durrant, C., Glass, G. E., Askouni, E., Wood, S. & Rose, V. (2011) SIEA flap leads to an increase in abdominal seroma rates compared to DIEP flap for breast reconstruction. European Journal of Plastic Surgery, 34(2), 87-91. doi:10.1007/s00238-010-0470-0

Turner, J. J., Foxwell, K. M., Kanji, R., Brenner, C., Wood, S., Foxwell, B. M., & Feldmann, M. (2010) Investigation of nuclear factor-?B inhibitors and interleukin-10 as regulators of inflammatory signalling in human adipocytes. Clin Exp Immunol, 162(3), 487-93.

Moradi, P., Glass, G. E., Atherton, D. D., Eccles, S., Coffey, M., Majithia, A. & Wood, S. H. (2010) Reconstruction of pharyngolaryngectomy defects using the jejunal free flap: A 10-year experience from a single reconstructive center. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 126(6), 1960-6. doi:10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181f446a6

Atherton, D. D., Hills, A. J., Moradi, P., Muirhead, N., & Wood, S. H. (2011). The economic viability of breast reconstruction in the UK: Comparison of a single surgeon's experience of implant; LD; TRAM and DIEP based reconstructions in 274 patients. Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 64(6), 710-5. doi:10.1016/j.bjps.2010.11.001

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