Originally from Newcastle upon Tyne he qualified in Manchester in 1977, having undertaken an intercalated BSc. in Morbid Anatomy with a research project into the immunological role of the gut lymphocytes. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in 1984 and obtained an M.D. in 1990 for research in peripheral nerve surgery. This study was into the effect of stretching on the peripheral nerves. He obtained the FRCS (Plast) in 1991.
He undertook SHO surgical rotations in Cardiff and Bristol and a surgical registrar rotation in Sheffield. His plastic surgery training was undertaken in Newcastle upon Tyne (SHO), the Welsh Regional Plastic Surgery Centre (Registrar) and at the University of Adelaide, Australia (Micro-vascular Fellow). He returned to Newcastle upon Tyne as a senior registrar in 1989 and was appointed as Consultant Plastic Surgeon to the Royal Victoria Infirmary and Senior Lecturer to the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1992.
He has published on many aspects of plastic surgery but chiefly those related to hand surgery and surgery of the upper limb. He is currently undertaking research into the use of collagenase in the treatment of Dupuytren’s disease. He is a Trustee of the Healing Foundation and is a member of the Invited Review Mechanism of the Royal College of Surgeons.
He is an assessor for the Inter-Collegiate Board of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons for the FRCS (Plast). He is a past President of both the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons and the British Society for Surgery of the Hand.
His main clinical interests within hand surgery are peripheral nerve and brachial plexus surgery including tendon transfer. He undertakes the management of soft tissue sarcomas, particularly nerve sheath tumours.Download Richard Milner's Full CV
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