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Prof Simon Myers

Professor Simon Myers is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon, who is interested in all aspects of plastic and aesthetic surgery.

He has a further interest in problem scar management, non-burn trauma, non-cancer breast reconstruction, post-bariatric reconstructive surgery and a burn injury medico legal practice.

Professor Myers is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Plastic Surgery at Barts & The London Medical School and Honorary Consultant in Plastic Surgery at Barts & The London NHS Trust.

Short Profile:

Speciality

Professor Simon Myers is interested in all aspects of plastic and aesthetic surgery including body contouring procedures such as breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, abdominal reduction, liposuction, correction of male breast (gyneacomastia), and facial plastic surgery, face lift, eye lid and eyebrow surgery.

He has a further interest in problem scar management, and a burn injury medico legal practice.

Education

St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School, 1983-1988

MBBS, 1988

FRCS England, 1992

FRCS [Plast], 2001

Professor Simon Myers was awarded his PhD from University of London in keratinocyte growth and differentiation in cutaneous  wound healing and cultured keratinocyte grafting in 1999.

He completed a Burn Fellowship at the Broomfield Burn Centre in 2001, and became Director at the Chelsea & Westminster Burn Centre in 2002, achieving designation for that service in the National designation process.

He became Medical Director of the Stephen Kirby Skin Bank, and established a collaboration between the burn service, the Children’s Fire and Burn Trust, and the London Fire Brigade aimed at burn prevention.

He received an award of merit as an NHS Champion from the King’s Fund in 2004.

At the beginning of 2006 he was appointed as Clinical Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary & Westfield College , and Honorary Consultant Plastic Surgeon to the St. Bartholomew’s and The London NHS Trust, and Honorary Consultant Burn and Plastic Surgeon at Broomfield Hospital. He was also appointed Visiting Professor in Plastic Surgery to Anglia Ruskin University.

Awards

Medical Defence Union Bursary, 1988

Ciba Geigy sponsorship, [Transparent Plastic Brainstem Teaching Aid], 1989

Surgical Fund Award, The Worshipful Company of Cutlers, 1996 [Subcutaneous dermatome]

Special Health Authority (LOCR) Research Grant, 1991: Amnion as a delivery system for cultured keratinocytes

European Commission Research & Technological Development Grant No. BE3524, 1996: Cultured keratinocyte delivery systems based on hyaluronic acid

Award of Merit, NHS Champions, 2004 [Evening Standard/King’s Fund/London Tonight]

E-learning Fellowship, Queen Mary College, University of London, 2006

Extended Profile:

Posts

  • Clinical Senior Lecturer in Plastic Surgery at The Centre for Cutaneous Research, The Institute for Cell & Molecular Science, Bart’s & The London Medical School.
  • Honorary Consultant in Plastic Surgery  at Barts & The London NHS Trust.
  • Director PGDipAesSurg at University of London Post-graduate, distance learning diploma in aesthetic techniques.
  • Director PGDipBurnCare at University of London Postgraduate, distance learning diploma in burn care.
  • Honorary Consultant in Plastic & Burn Surgery at Broomfield Hospital.
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University

Teaching

* Anatomy Prosector, Guy’s Hospital, 1990

* Neurosurgical Lecturer, The Royal London Hospital, 1992

* Keratinocyte Course Lecturer, The Royal London Hospital, 1995

* Tutor: G.P Course in Minor Operating, Mount Vernon Hospital, 1996

* SHO tutor, Chelsea & Westminster Healthcare NHS Trust, 2003

* Lecturer, Imperial College MSc Course – Artificial Organ Module, 2004

* Author, lecturer, examiner University of Wales Critical Care MSc Burn Critical Care Module, 2004

* Honorary Senior Lecturer, QMWC – Skin Replacement Technology, 2005

* Examiner Higher Degrees, University of London, 2004

* Director PGDipAesSurg, University of London Post-graduate diploma in aesthetic techniques, 2006

* Director PGDipBurnCare, University of London Postgraduate diploma in burn care, 2008

* Director PGCertNonInv, University of London, web-based certificate in aesthetic techniques

* American Board of Plastic Surgery invited observer to exit examinations

* Microvascular Simulator Hub under development with London Deanery

* Curriculum delivery by distance learning under development with London Deanery

* Lecturer BMedSci programme

Presentations

International

* In vitro dermal fibroblast migration into a glycerolised de-epidermalised dermis; the specific effect of pre-incubation with tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF) on migration, and of dermal fibroblasts on keratinocyte differentiation in a         composite graft model. S. Myers, B.M. Philp, H.A. Navsaria, B. Woodward, H.Hoekstra, C. Green, I.M. Leigh. European Applied Skin Culture Meeting, Brno, Czech Republic, May 1994

* A hyaluronic acid membrane delivery system for cultured keratinocyte autografts: clinical “take” rates in a porcine kerato-dermal model. S.R. Myers, H.A. Navsaria, J. Grady, R. Sanders, C. Green, I.M. Leigh. European Tissue Repair         Society, Padua, 1995

* The “take” of cultured keratinocytes on dermal wounds. H.A.Navsaria, T. Kangesu, S.R.Myers, B. Philp, C.Green, R.Sanders, I.M.Leigh. European Tissue Repair Society, Padua, 1995

* Epidermal Stem Cells in Wound Healing. Leigh IM, Myers SR, Navsaria HA. Clinical Dermatology 2000, Vancouver, 1996

* Laserskin: in vitro Characterisation of a Delivery System for Cultured Keratinocytes and its Clinical Application. Navsaria H.A., Myers S.R., Soranzo C., Kangesu T, Cussons P., Leigh I.M. 5th. International Conference on Tissue                 Banking, Berlin, September 1996

* Toward a Team Understanding in the Planning of Adjuvant Cultured Keratinocyte Autografting of Patients with Extensive Burns. Myers S.R., Green C., Sanders R., Leigh I.M., Navsaria H.A. 6th. Annual Conference on Advances in             Wound Management, Amsterdam, October 1996

* Skin Banking in the United States of America – a postal questionnaire based study. Myers S.R., Green C., Sanders R., Leigh I.M., Navsaria H.A. 6th. Annual Conference on Advances in Wound Management, Amsterdam, 1996

* Clinical experience of Euroskin in the resurfacing of acute and chronic non-life threatening full-thickness wounds by a two stage kerato-dermal grafting system. Myers S.R. Workshop on Glycerol-Preserved Donor Skin, Amsterdam,           October 1996

* Accelerated re-epithelialisation of partial-thickness wounds using cultured keratinocyte allograft sheets. P.A. Harris, S.R. Myers, H.A. Navsaria, C. Green, R. Sanders, I.M. Leigh. International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive         and Aesthetic Surgeons (IPRAS), Lisbon, Portugal, June 1997

* Accelerated partial-thickness wound healing with cultured keratinocyte allograft sheet dressings. P.A. Harris, S.R. Myers, H.A. Navsaria, C. Green, R. Sanders, I.M. Leigh. European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS), Cologne, Germany,       August 1997

* Paediatric Pedal Scalds: Conversion from Conservative to Surgical Management is a Feature of Delayed Admission in a Minority of Isolated Injuries. Myers SR, Hatim, Eccles S, Walker CC, Dziewulski P., EBA 2001, Lyons

* Underestimation breast burn area – EBA 2001 Lyons

* Clinical estimation of hand angles of flexion/extension – EBA 2001, Lyons

* UN funded humanitarian seminars Asuncion, Paraguay. Skin Banking. Burn Reconstruction, Sept. 2004

* Cost-effectiveness in Burn Care. Serbian Days of Anaesthesia, Oct. 2004

* Management of acute life-threatening burn injury. Doctors Updates [16th Anaesthesia and ICM Update], Belle Plagne, Jan. 2005

* Management of acute life-threatening burn injury. Doctors Updates [2nd Plastic Surgery Update], Belle Plagne, Jan. 2005

* Increased expression of beta defensin 1,2,3 in burn wounds – correlation to micro-organisms. M. Syed, S. Myers, L. Ion, P. Greenwell, H. Navsaria. EBA, 2005, Estoril

* Single Stage Resurfacing of Intralesionally Excised Plaque Keloid Scars. K. El-Ali, N. Abreo, P. Hayes, H. Navsaria, S. Myers. Vienna, 2008

National

* A pilot study of the feasibility of a composite graft with cultured allogeneic keratinocytes on a modified human amniotic membrane. Special Health Authority Research Group. Hammersmith Hospital, 1991

* Cytokine gene expression in sequential biopsies of healing acute suction blister wounds. S. Myers, G. Terenghi, R. Chinnery, H.A. Navsaria, C. Green, I.M. Leigh, R. Sanders. Winter meeting British Association of Plastic Surgeons,           1994

* Cytokine gene expression in sequential biopsies of healing acute suction blister wounds. S. Myers, G. Terenghi, R. Chinnery, H.A. Navsaria, C. Green, I.M. Leigh, R. Sanders. Applied Skin Culture Meeting, Dundee, March 1995

* The relationship of epidermal transforming growth factor beta to post burn hypertrophic scarring. V. Vijh, S.R. Myers, H.A. Navsaria, N. Parkhouse, I.M. Leigh. Winter meeting British Association of Plastic Surgeons, 1995

* Biological Ulcer Therapy. Leigh I.M., Myers S.R., Navsaria H.A., Bull R., Lister R. Wound Healing and Scarring: New Developments and Future Products. The Royal Society, London, October 1996

* Burn Depth Revisited. S.R. Myers, M. Machesney, S. Barnett, R. Sanders. Winter meeting British Association of Plastic Surgeons, 1996

* In Vitro Characterisation and Clinical Experience of a Hyaluronic Acid Membrane Delivery System for Cultured Keratinocytes. S.R. Myers, H.A. Navsaria, T. Kangesu, I.M. Leigh, P.D. Cussons. Winter meeting British Association of Plastic   Surgeons, 1996

* Vacuum assisted closure: experience in exposed lower limb fractures and evolving principles for appropriate application. S. Myers, D. Floyd, B. Morgan, D. McGrouther. Joint meeting of British Orthopaedic Association and British               Association of Plastic Surgeons, Cardiff, September 1997

* Skin:’a birthday suit that protects for life’. S.R. Myers, P. Harris, H.A. Navsaria. New Frontiers in Science Exhibition. The Royal Society. June 1999

* A review of 212 paediatric partial-thickness foot scalds. S.R. Myers, Eccles, Dziewulski, Walker. BBA Durham, 2000

* Intro./Case report: Joe’s Story. S.R. Myers. BBA Broomfield, 2001

* A Case Series of Self-Immolation Injuries: The Need for a Flexible Approach to Burn Care. Horner, De Souza, Jawad, Catalan, Myers. BAPS 2003

* Case-Controlled Study of Deliberate Self-Burn Patients. Horner, Ahmadi, Mulholland, Myers, Catalan. BBA 2004

* Quality of Documentation for Burns Patient Transfers: A Prospective Audit. Adel Fattah PhD MRCS(Eng), Mr S Myers FRCS(Plast) PhD, Mr G Williams FRCS(Plast), Winter BAPS, 2004

* Keratinocyte Stem Cell Therapy – Boom or Bust? European Tissue Repair Society, Southampton, Sept., 2007

* 3D, 4D CT Investigation of Vascularity in Commonly Used Abdominal Flaps in Breast Reconstruction. Miss C Wong, Dr G Arbique, Mr S Myers, Dr M Saint-Cyr. Summer BAPRAS, 2008

Sessions Chair

* Wound dressings. European Tissue Repair Society, Padua, 1995

* Serbian Days of Anaesthesia, Belgrade, 2004

Posters

* Cytokine gene expression in sequential biopsies of healing acute suction blister wounds. S. Myers, H.A. Navsaria, I.M. Leigh. The Society for Investigative Dermatology; Chicago, May 1995

* Keratinocyte-derived mitogenic cytokine and growth factor expression peaks 48 hours following superficial cutaneous insult. S.R. Myers, H.A. Navsaria, I.M. Leigh. British Society of Investigative Dermatology; Glasgow, March 1996

* Keratinocyte growth factor and the pathogenesis of post-burn hypertrophic scar. Machesney M., Myers S.R., Navsaria H.A., Leigh I.M. British Society of Investigative Dermatology; Glasgow, March 1996

* Keratinocyte Low Affinity NGF Receptor Expression in Human Cutaneous Wound Healing and Psoriasis. S. Myers, N. Tidman, H. Navsaria, C. Green, R. Sanders, I. Leigh. 1996 2nd. Joint Meeting of the Wound Healing Society and The     European Tissue Repair Society; Boston, MA, May 1996

* Barbeque-related burns – a growing trend? De Souza, Horner, Tripathi, Dziewulski, Barret, Myers. BBA 2004

* Derini poster Summer BAPRAS 2008

Publications

* Tuberculous fissure-in-ano – a case report. S.R. Myers. J. Roy. Soc. Med. 1994:87;46

* Transplantation of Keratinocytes in the Treatment of Wounds. S. Myers, H.A. Navsaria, R. Sanders, C. Green, I.M. Leigh. American J. Surgery. 1995:170;75-83

* Culturing skin in vitro for wound therapy. H.A. Navsaria, S. Myers, I.M. Leigh, I.A. McKay. Trends in Biotechnology. 1995:13;91-99

* Epidermal differentiation and dermal changes in wound healing following treatment of surgical wounds with sheets of cultured allogeneic keratinocytes. S. Myers, H.A. Navsaria, P.E. Purkis, A.E. Brain, I.M. Leigh. J.Clin. Pathology;       1995: 48; 1087-1092

* Skin storage. S.R. Myers, M. Machesney, R. Warwick, P.D. Cussons. BMJ Editorial. 1996:313;439

* A hyaluronic acid membrane delivery system for cultured keratinocytes: clinical take rates in a porcine keratodermal grafting model. S.R. Myers, H.A. Navsaria, J. Grady, C. Soranzo, R. Sanders, C. Green, I.M. Leigh. J. Burn Care       and Rehab. 1997:18;214-222

* Toward a Team Understanding in the Planning of Adjuvant Cultured Keratinocyte Autografting of Patients with Extensive Burns. Myers S.R., Green C., Sanders R., Leigh I.M., Navsaria H.A. Proceedings of the 6th. European                  Conference on Advances in Wound Management, Modulus Publishing, 1997

* Accelerated partial-thickness wound healing with cultured keratinocyte allograft sheet dressings. Harris P.A., Myers S.R., Navsaria H.A., Green C., Sanders R., Leigh I.M. European Tissue Repair Society Bulletin. 1997:4(3);83

* How far can a juxtacrine signal travel? Owen M.R., Sherratt J., Myers S.R. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. 1999:266;579-585

* Keratinocyte growth and differentiation in cutaneous wound healing and cultured keratinocyte grafting. PhD Myers S.R., (Lon.), 1999

* A reappraisal of the role of cerium in burn wound management. Lansdown AB, Myers SR, Clarke JA, O’Sullivan P. J Wound Care. 2003 Mar;12(3):113-8

* Development of HRGs for Adult Critical Care: A National Pilot Study. University of Sheffield School of Health & Related Research [MREC/02/04/088], 2003

* Estimation of breast burn size. Hidvegi N., Nduka C., Myers S., Dziewulski P. PRS. 2004 May;113(6):1591-7

* Don’t miss HIT (heparin induced thrombocytopenia). Horner BM, Myers SR. Burns. 2004 Feb;30(1):88-90

* Case-Controlled Study of Patients with Self-Inflicted Burns. Horner BM, Ahmadi H, Mulholland R, Myers SR, Catalan J. Burns. 2005 Jun;31(4):471-5

* Acinetobacter infection is Associated with Aquired Glucose Intolerance in Burn Patients. D. Furniss, S. Gore, B. Azadian, SR Myers. JBCR. 2005:26(5):405-408

* Mirror ear: A reconstructive technique for substantial tragal anomalies or polyotia. Gore SM, Myers SR, Gault D. BJPS. 2005:…

* The role of hyaluronic acid in wound healing: assessment of clinical evidence. Price RD, Myers S, Leigh IM, Navsaria HA. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2005;6(6):393-402

* Recreational use of Psoralens to fortify tanning. Peter U Kalu, S. Myers. Burns. 2006;32:929-931

* Protection of skin grafts to the penile shaft using a novel manipulation of Allevyn dressing – case report of an alkali burn. C. Abela, N. Lucas, I. Mcleod, S. Myers. Burns. 2006;32:925-926

* Epidermal Repair Results from Activation of Follicular and Epidermal Progenitor Keratinocytes Mediated by a Growth Factor Cascade. Simon R. Myers PhD, FRCS(Plast), Irene M. Leigh DSc, FRCP, F Med Sci, Harshad Navsaria         PhD. J Wound Repair & Regen 2007:15;693-701

* Hyalomatrix®: a Temporary Epidermal Barrier, Hyaluronan Delivery, and Neodermis Induction System [BDI system] for Keratinocyte Stem Cell Therapy. Myers SR a,b [PhD, FRCS(Plast)], Vaiude PNb [MBBS, MRCS], Soranzo Cc         (BSc), Navsaria HNa [PhD]. Tissue Engineering 2007:13(11);2733-41

* Deliberate Self Harm by Burning: A Retrospective Case Controlled Study. R, Mulholland, L. Green, C. Longstaff, B. Horner, E. Ross, S. Myers, J. Catalan. J Burn Care Res. 2008;29(4):644-9

* Three- and four-dimensional computed tomography angiographic studies of commonly used abdominal flaps in breast reconstruction. Wong C, Saint-Cyr M, Arbique G, Becker S, Brown S, Myers S Rohrich RJ. Plast Recon Surg.           2009;124(1):18-27.

Book Chapters

* Growth Factors and Receptors: A Practical Approach. Immunolocalisation and RT-PCR for Detection and Quantification of Cytokine and Growth Factor Gene Expression. S.R. Myers & H.A. Navsaria. Eds. I.A. McKay and K.D. Brown.          Oxford University Press: 1998:Ch.7;149-174

* MSc in Critical Care Module – Care of the Critically Ill Patient with Burns. Myers SR, Hanafiah Z. Coleg Meddygaeth Prifysgol Cymru/University of Wales College of Medicine. 2004

* The development of novel dermal matrices for cutaneous wound repair. Edwin Anthony, Mobin Syed, Simon Myers, Graeme Moir, Harshad Navsaria. Drug Discovery Today: Therapeutic Strategies pp.81-86

* Tissue Engineering for Skin Transplantation. Richard Price, Edwin Anthony, Simon Myers, Harshad Navsaria. Academic Press Series in Biomedical Engineering pp.505-532

Published Abstracts

* The in vivo effects of passage number on the cytokine-mediated acceleration of re-epithelialisation in acute superficial wounds by keratinocyte allografts. S. Myers, H.A. Navsaria, C. Green, et al. Transactions of the 11th. Congress of      the International Confederation of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Kugler publications.1995:655

* Cytokine gene expression in sequential biopsies of healing acute suction blister wounds. S. Myers, G. Terenghi, R. Chinnery, et al. Transactions of the 11th. Congress of the International Confederation of Plastic, Reconstructive and       Aesthetic Surgery, Kugler publications.1995:649

* The “take” of cultured keratinocytes on dermal wounds. H.A.Navsaria, T. Kangesu, S.R. Myers, B. Philp, C.Green, et al. Transactions of the 11th. Congress of the International Confederation of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic         Surgery, Kugler publications.1995:654

* Cytokine gene expression in sequential biopsies of healing acute suction blister wounds. S. Myers, H.A. Navsaria, I.M. Leigh. JID. 1995:104(4);684(780)

* Keratinocyte Low Affinity NGF Receptor Expression in Human Cutaneous Wound Healing and Psoriasis. S. Myers, N. Tidman, H. Navsaria, C. Green, R. Sanders, I. Leigh. J. Tissue Repair and Regeneration. 1996:4(1);A166

* Keratinocyte-derived mitogenic cytokine and growth factor expression peaks 48 hours following superficial cutaneous insult. S.R. Myers, H.A. Navsaria, I.M. Leigh. British Journal of Dermatology. 1996:134(3);A588

* Keratinocyte growth factor and the pathogenesis of post-burn hypertrophic scar. Machesney M., Myers S.R., Navsaria H.A., Leigh I.M. British Journal of Dermatology. 1996:134(3);A590Accelerated partial-thickness wound

* Healing with cultured keratinocyte allograft sheet dressings. Harris P.A., Myers S.R., Navsaria H.A., Green C., Sanders R., Leigh I.M. Wound Repair and Regeneration. 1997:5(3);A275

Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  • British Burn Association
  • British Medical Association
  • American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • Society of Simulation in Healthcare
  • UK Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • British Association of Forensic Science

Additional

Professor Simon Myers was awarded his PhD from University of London in keratinocyte growth and differentiation in cutaneous wound healing and cultured keratinocyte grafting in 1999.

He raised a 2,127,000€ European Commission Research and Technological Development Grant for skin engineering in 1996.

He completed a Burn Fellowship at the Broomfield Burn Centre in 2001, and became Director at the Chelsea & Westminster Burn Centre in 2002, achieving designation for that service in the National designation process.

He became Medical Director of the Stephen Kirby Skin Bank, and established a collaboration between the burn service, the Children’s Fire and Burn Trust, and the London Fire Brigade aimed at burn prevention. He has been involved in International humanitarian ventures in burn care with Professor Navsaria.

He received an award of merit as an NHS Champion from the King’s Fund in 2004. At the beginning of 2006 he was appointed as Clinical Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary & Westfield College and Honorary Consultant Plastic Surgeon to the St. Bartholomew’s and The London NHS Trust, and Honorary Consultant Burn and Plastic Surgeon at Broomfield Hospital. He was recently appointed Visiting Professor in Plastic Surgery to Anglia Ruskin University.

Current Committees

* Scheduling & Theatre Utilisation Board [STUB]

* Postgraduate Taught Committee [PTC]

* Pan-Thames Plastic Surgery Training [STC]

* CCR Laboratory Management Group

* Wound Stakeholder’s Group

Humanitarian Ventures

Qatar

Paraguay

Serbia

Dominican Republic

Patents

Brainstem teaching model No. 9017796.5, 1989.

Minimally invasive dermatome No. 9526247.3, 1996 – development funded by The Worshipful Company of Cutlers.

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