Mr Adam Blackburn graduated with distinction from Imperial College School of Medicine in London. He also won the British Physiological Society's undergraduate prize after completing his BSc (Hons) degree in physiology.
He did his basic surgical training at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, before his starting his plastic surgery training at Wexham Park, St George's, Charing Cross, Chelsea and Westminister and the Newcastle Hospitals.
Mr Blackburn won the prize for the best cosmetic surgery paper in 2008 in the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery for his paper on the importance of listening to and understanding patients. He was awarded the Bruce Bailey microsurgical fellowship in 2010 and spent two months in the Ganga Hospital in Coimbatore, India - one of Asia's biggest trauma hospitals.
Mr Blackburn went on to work at St Thomas' Hospital as a microsurgical fellow before becoming a substantive NHS consultant at the world renowned (for plastic surgery) Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead. He now sees private patients for plastic surgery at the New Victoria Hospital, Kingston, the Mount Alvernia Hospital, Guildford and the McIndoe Surgical Centre, East Grinstead.