Five surgeons from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) featured in The Times Magazine’s ‘top British surgeons’ issue, published on Saturday.
The issue highlighted ‘some of the brightest and most respected names from the 19,500 surgeons and surgical trainees in the UK’.
The following surgeons featured under the specialities listed below:
Professor Martin Elliott is professor of paediatric cardiothoracic surgery at University College London and medical director at GOSH, where has worked since 1984. Professor Elliott established and leads the national service for severe tracheal disease in children and helped to establish paediatric heart and lung transplantation at GOSH. He started the European Congenital Heart Defects Database and recently pioneered the world’s first stem cell supported tracheal transplant in a child. Earlier this year he performed a lung transplant on the smallest UK recipient. He has written more than 250 peer-reviewed publications and delivered over 300 lectures worldwide.
Mr Victor Tsang is chief of paediatric cardiothoracic surgery at GOSH, where he has worked since 1997. He is also a consultant cardiothoracic surgeon at the Heart Hospital in London, with specialisms in adult congenital heart surgery and neonatal cardiac surgery. Mr Tsang has undertaken operations in Scandinavia, Germany, and China / Hong Kong, and leads charity missions in the Caribbean. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and lectured widely, and is also one of the three editors of a world-renowned paediatric cardiac surgical textbook.
Mr David Dunaway is a consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon, and head of the craniofacial unit at GOSH. He has a special interest in facial deformity, paediatric craniofacial tumours and vascular anomalies, and earlier this year led the successful separation of conjoined twins Rital and Ritag Gaboura. Mr Dunaway also works on the facial deformity service for adults at University College London Hospital (UCLH) and the Eastman Dental Hospital. He is a past president of the plastic surgery section of the Royal Society of Medicine and lead reconstructive surgeon for the Charity Facing Africa.
Mr Ben Hartley is a consultant paediatric otolaryngologist, a leading ear, nose and throat surgeon and a senior lecturer at UCL. He specialises in complex head and neck tumours in children, malformations and airway surgery. Mr Hartley has developed many surgical procedures in this area, particularly for cystic hygromas (birth defects that cause a mass to grow in the head and neck area) and vascular malformation. He has an extensive research portfolio and lectures all over the world.
Mr Owase Jeelani is a consultant paediatric neurosurgeon and honorary senior lecturer at the UCL Institute of Child Health. He worked on the successful separation of conjoined twins Rital and Ritag Gaboura, and has also developed a technique for saving the lives of babies born with skulls that have fused and won’t grow to accommodate the expanding brain.
Dr Jane Collins, chief executive, Great Ormond Street Hospital said: “I was really pleased to see so many of our surgeons featured in The Times Magazine this weekend.
“Individually they are certainly world class experts in their fields, but essentially it is their superb team work alongside the many other highly skilled staff at the hospital which makes their surgical work so successful.”