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Mr Guy Thorburn

Mr Guy Thorburn BMBS, BMedSci, FRCS (Plastic Surgery), MA (Health Care Ethics & Law)

Consultant Paediatric Plastic Surgeon with a special interest in Cleft Lip & Palate

Primary Contact:
0207 129 7231


Mr Guy Thorburn is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. From 2010 to 2017 he was a substantive Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital and at the St Andrew's Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery in Broomfield, Essex.

Mr Thorburn was educated at Charterhouse School before qualifying from Nottingham University Medical School. His initial surgery and plastic surgery training was in the Midlands and North-West before moving to London for his Specialist Registrar training in Plastic Surgery. His paediatric plastic surgery training was at Great Ormond Street and St Andrew's Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery before undertaking the National Interface Training Fellowship in Cleft Lip and Palate at Birmingham Children's Hospital. After completing his Specialist Training in Plastic Surgery, he undertook an Aesthetic Fellowship at the London Clinic with Ear Nose & Throat and Plastic Surgery trainers.

He also has an interest in medical ethics and law, with an MA from the University of Manchester Law School. He sat on the General Medical Council's Fitness to Practise panels from 2003 to 2013. He is currently a member of the Oxford University Hospitals Clinical Ethics Advisory Group. Previously he was a member of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Clinical Ethics Committee.

His main research interests are in Cleft Lip and Palate, Vascular Anomalies and Clinical Outcomes. The Health Foundation awarded him a patient-safety and quality-improvement grant for his work on improving clinical outcomes. He regularly publishes journal articles and book chapters as well as presenting at scientific meetings.

Mr Thorburn enjoys being a trainer for Cleft and plastic surgery trainees from the UK and overseas. He is a supervisor for National Interface Training Fellows in cleft lip and palate. He regularly lectures on undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as FRCS exam preparation for senior trainees.

His special interests include:

  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • 22q11 Deletion Syndrome (also known as Di George Syndrome or Velo-cardio-facial Syndrome)
  • Hypospadias
  • Birthmarks - Vascular Anomalies and Haemangiomas
  • Skin and soft tissue lesions such as moles, cysts, birthmarks and skin tags
  • Treatment and prevention of extravasation injuries
  • Scar revisions and closure of wounds after injuries
  • Polydactyly (extra fingers or toes)
  • Ear anomalies and prominent ear correction including neonatal ear moulding
  • Other plastic surgery related and congenital conditions including tongue tie.

He is on the General Medical Council's Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery and on their register of recognised Trainers. His professional memberships include the Craniofacial Society of Great Britain & Ireland; the Institute of Medical Ethics; and Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

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