Dr Jorge Leon-Villapalos is currently the Paediatric Lead Clinician of the Burns Unit.
Dr Leon-Villapalos was previously a Consultant in Plastic Surgery and Burns at the St Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns in Chelmsford, Essex. He was also a Fellow in Adult and Paediatric Burns and Adult and Paediatric Burns Intensive Care at the Shriners Hospital for Burned Children in Galveston, Texas, USA which is one of the busiest and most recognised paediatric burns units in the world.
Dr Leon-Villapalos specialises in Burns Surgery and other conditions with extensive skin loss and necrosis such as necrotizing fasciitis, meningococcal septicaemia, and toxic epidermal necrolysis. He also specialises in General Plastic Surgery and the reconstruction and management of scars of all aetiologies.
Dr Leon-Villapalos regularly teaches. He is Instructor for the Emergency Management of Severe Burns courses, the only recognised courses in the UK for acute management of burn injuries, and he also teaches burns care for allied health and other professionals such as the London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade.
Dr Leon-Villapalos has presented at national and international burns conferences and has published in the Burns and Plastic Surgery literature.
Primary Medical Qualification
LMS 1990 Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Specialist Register entry date
Plastic surgery From 02 June 2009
British Association of Plastic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
British Burns Association
American Burns Association
International Society of Burn Injuries