Dr. David Ross

MB MD FRCS (Plast)
Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeon


David Ross is Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in the department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Guys’ and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Trust and Kings College Hospital, London. In the past he was formally Head of Department, Head of Surgical Oncology and a Past President of the Section of Plastic Surgery at The Royal Society of Medicine. In addition to aesthetic and reconstructive surgery his main interests include cancer reconstruction, micro-surgery, skin malignancies and perineal reconstruction.

Other special interests include aesthetic surgery of the face, breast and trunk. His interests and expertise in post-mastectomy reconstruction over the last 25 years has ensured a busy practice in all aspects of aesthetic breast surgery. He is an internationally recognized authority on body-contouring surgery, particularly following massive weight-loss surgery, and is regularly invited to lecture both at home and abroad on these subjects. He also has considerable experience in the management of complex wounds and soft tissue trauma.

Mr Ross is the founder of a Microsurgical Fellowship at Guys’ and St Thomas’ NHS Trust and Lead of the Aesthetics Fellowship at The London Clinic.

Mr Ross qualified in medicine at University College London in 1986. He obtained his MD for research into malignant melanoma at the RAFT Institute of Plastic Surgery, followed by specialist registrar training in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton. He was Senior Registrar to Mount Vernon, Charing Cross and University College London Hospitals.

He gained further specialist training in melanoma, cancer reconstruction and microvascular surgery as the Lord Amulree/BAPS Visiting Fellow to the M D Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, Texas, and the Royal Marsden Hospital, London

He obtained further specialist experience in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery at the Emory Clinic, Atlanta, and the Baptist Institute in Nashville, Tennessee.