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Mr Paul Morris

Mr Paul Morris MBChB FRCS (Ed) FRCS (Plast) MD

Consultant Paediatric Plastic Surgeon with special interest in Cleft Lip and Palate and Vascular Anomalies

Primary Contact:
Tracy-Anne
Telephone:
0207 129 7231
Email:
morris@childrensplasticsurgery.co.uk

Biography

Mr Paul Morris has NHS commitments as a senior Consultant Paediatric Plastic Surgeon at the world renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital, and at the St Andrew's Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery in Broomfield, one of the largest plastic surgery centres in Europe.

Mr Morris holds regular private clinics and operating at the Octav Botnar private patient wing of Great Ormond Street Hospital, a department rich in paediatric medical and surgical excellence with care provided in a safe child and family friendly environment dealing with both minor and complex medical needs.

Special interests are in all forms of paediatric plastic surgery including:

  • Cleft lip closure
  • Primary cleft palate surgery
  • Secondary speech surgery
  • Skin and soft tissue lesions such as moles, cysts and skin tags
  • Scar revisions (including keloid) and closure of wounds after injuries
  • Polydactyly (extra fingers or toes) when presented as none-bony
  • Hypospadias and foreskin reconstruction
  • Birthmarks - haemangiomas and vascular anomalies
  • Ear anomalies and prominent ear correction
  • Plastic surgery related and congenital conditions such as tongue tie.

Mr Morris qualified from Leicester University Medical School in 1996. His surgical training was in teaching hospitals in Leicester and Norwich, moving to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge to complete his general plastic surgery training. He completed a specialist maxillofacial and plastic surgery fellowship in Wellington, New Zealand before specialising in cleft lip and palate surgery in 1998. Mr Morris completed a National Interface Training Fellowship in Cleft Lip and Palate at Newcastle and Leeds University Hospitals. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and is on the General Medical Council's Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery.

Mr Morris is proud of his role as one of the National Lead Trainers of future cleft lip and palate surgeons. Giving him the privileged opportunity to train aspiring cleft surgeons from both the UK and overseas.

His main research interests are in cleft lip and palate and vascular anomalies. Having completed a formal period of research on the molecular basis of vascular anomalies as a Wellcome Trust Fellow, he gained a Doctorate of Medicine from Leicester University. Research continues to be a passion to improve medical care, and he regularly publishes journal articles and book chapters as well as presenting at scientific meetings nationally and internationally.

He is currently on the Steering Group committee at Great Ormond Street Hospital, for the cleft lip and palate charity CLEFT ‘Bridging the Gap’, and is a nominated trustee of the charity. Mr Morris regularly fundraises for the charity in physical events including 100 and 200 mile cycle races.

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