Alex Woollard is a consultant plastic surgeon. His interests include all aspects of aesthetic surgery and he has a sub-specialist focus in breast surgery and reconstruction, lower limb reconstruction, amputee osseo-integration and Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR).
After leaving St Paul’s School he studied medicine at Southampton University graduating in 2002. He has also received a BSc in History of Medicine from the Wellcome Institute and University College London. He returned to London for his basic surgical training gaining membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2005. He became a Fellow in 2015 and entered the Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery the following year. He then undertook a microsurgical fellowship at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead.
Mr Woollard has extensive experience in clinical research. He conducted his PhD research into nerve regeneration under Professor JW Lichtman in the Centre for Brain Science at Harvard University. His PhD from UCL was awarded in 2017. He has been recognised with a Research Fellowship by the Royal College of Surgeons in 2011 and from the MRC in 2003. He has received multiple awards including the Patton-Masser award from BAPRAS and the Stephan and Anna Galeski fellowship from the RCS, as well as grants from the Anton Jurgens and Roan Trusts. He continues to have an active role in research focused on nerve and muscle regeneration including TMR. He presents his work at both a national and international level. As a founding member of the Relimb group he has close links with the Osseointegration Group of Australia and Professor Al-Muderis.
Mr Woollard is a member of the British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive (BAPRAS) and British Aesthetic Association of Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). He is on the Board and treasurer of the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA) and a trustee of the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practice (JCCP). He is a specialist advisor for both the MHRA and NICE.
Mr Woollard’s NHS practice is based at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, and Barnet General Hospital. Privately he operates at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth, Spire Bushey and the Private Patients Unit at the Royal Free Hospital. He is registered with BUPA, AXA/PPP and Vitality.