Mr Shehan Hettiaratchy

Mr Shehan Hettiaratchy

MA(Oxon) BM BCh DM FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Plast)

Plastic Surgery

28 years of experience
14 years as a specialist


  • Hand Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4120915
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    Mr Shehan Hettiaratchy is a Consultant Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgeon based at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

    After studying medicine at Trinity College, Oxford, he completed his surgical training in London, USA and Australia. He undertook a three year research fellowship in hand transplantation at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine by Oxford University. In 2009 he was appointed as a Consultant at Imperial College London.

    Mr Hettiaratchy specialises in all aspects hand surgery and complex extremity reconstruction. He has particular expertise in reconstruction of complex upper and lower extremity injuries, nerve injuries, infective complications and elective hand surgery.

    He is actively involved in trauma research at Imperial. He has been published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, authored two textbook and numerous book chapters.

    Outside of work he enjoys running and is a reservist with the British Army.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Extremity Reconstruction 
    • Hand Surgery 
    • Wrist Surgery 



    • Bone Infection 
    • Finger Injury 
    • Hand Flexor Tendon Injuries 
    • Hand Fractures 
    • Hand Injuries 
    • Nerve Injuries 





    • Limb Reconstructive Surgery
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    Special interests

    • Finger Injury
    • Hand Flexor Tendon Injuries
    • Hand Fractures
    • Hand Injury
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    • BA Oxford University 1991
    • MA Oxford University 1995
    • BM BCh Oxford University 1994
    • FRCS(Eng) Royal College of Surgeons of England 1998
    • DM Oxford University 2005
    • FRCS(Plast) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2007
    • Hand, Wrist and Peripheral Nerve Fellowship Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney 2008
    • Cosmetic Fellowship Wellington Hospital, London 2007
    • Microsurgical Fellowship Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, 2006
    • Research Fellowship Harvard Medical School, Boston, 2000
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