Mr William Van Niekerk is a consultant plastic, reconstructive, aesthetic and burn surgeon, whose experience spans over more than 20 years. He completed his undergraduate studies in medicine in Pretoria and continued his medical education in Oxford, London, Glasgow and Texas. His speciality training in plastic surgery was undertaken at two of the busiest and most reputable plastic surgery centres in Europe.
William holds a subspecialist interest in cosmetic surgery, burn surgery, reconstructive microsurgery, and major trauma surgery. He served as officer in the Royal Air Force for 14 years. He was one of the handful of Armed Forces surgeons responsible for treating all British service personnel as part of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine – initially at Selly Oak Hospital and later the New Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. In support of the recent campaign in Afghanistan, Wing Commander Van Niekerk deployed to the field hospital in Camp Bastion (in the Helmand province) in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
William's practice is centered around the management of skin lesions, including the treatment of skin cancers and the revision of suboptimal scars. The high quality of his work has been acknowledged and he is the recipient of a number of awards including The Dooley Prize in Anatomy and twice won the University of Oxford Trinity College Graduate Prize.
MB ChB (1996) - University of Pretoria
Full registration with the General Medical Council with a license to practice and an entry on the Specialist Register as Plastic Surgeon
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
Full member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
Member of the Combined Services Plastic Surgery Society (CSPSS)
Member of the British Burn Association (BBA)
Member of the European Burn Association (EBA)
Member of the Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeons’ Indemnity Scheme (PRASIS)
Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)