Jonathan Britto

Mr Jonathan Britto is a consultant plastic and craniofacial surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London, where he was appointed in 2008 having previously held a consultant post in adult head and neck and craniofacial surgery.

He trained in craniofacial surgery at L'Hopital des Enfants Malades in Paris and the SickKids hospital in Toronto, Canada, as well as at GOSH, from which his research led to the award of the Syme Professor Medal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

He has written on various aspects of craniofacial and paediatric orbito-palpebral surgery, and finds himself lucky to have lectured on various subjects nationally and internationally.

Mr Britto complements the clinical and academic environment at GOSH, with a busy clinical practice and research programme, a collaborative laboratory research project in the area of Crouzon Syndrome at the Institute of Child Health, and Molecular research projects at Kings College London and Stanford University, California.


  • orbital and oculoplastic surgery in adults and children

  • hypertelorism syndromes

  • complex facial clefts, ocular colobomata, and orbital dysplasias (Hemifacial microsomia and Treacher Collins syndrome)

  • complex craniosynostosis (Apert, Crouzon, Pfeiffer and related syndromes)

  • frontofacial and fronto-orbital surgery

  • smile reconstruction and the rehabilitation of facial palsy


Research interests

  • outcome analysis in craniofacial surgery for complex craniosynostosis

  • multidisciplinary working and outcomes in craniofacial care

  • developmental molecular biology and craniofacial development in a Crouzon mouse model