Ms Lauren Uppal is a Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgeon whose NHS practise is based at St Thomas’ Hospital in London where she is the Clinical Lead for the Hand Surgery Department and Lead for the Day Surgery Unit.
Ms Uppal graduated in 2001 with first class honours in New Zealand. After completing her Plastic Surgery training programme in London, she continued to train in subspecialty areas in fellowships. These included training in orthopaedic and plastic complex trauma reconstruction and hand surgery at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, paediatric hand surgery at Great Ormond St Hospital and aesthetic surgery at the Wellington Hospital. After obtaining Fellowship status at the Royal College of Surgeons, she also was awarded the European Board of Hand Surgery Diploma. She became a consultant in 2014.
Ms Uppal is passionate about training the next generation of surgeons and has set up the first-Hand Fellowship for Plastic Surgeons in London. She is the Course Director for the Advanced Hand and Wrist Cadaveric Dissection Course and teaches at the Royal College of Surgeons, the Royal Society of Medicine and she is on the faculty of several plastic surgery cadaveric courses. She also organises and teaches on specialist training courses for Hand Therapists and General Practitioners. She sits on the interview panel for National Selection for plastic surgery trainees and has many publications in peer-reviewed journals, including book chapters, and has presented her work internationally.
Primary Medical Qualification
MB ChB 2001 University of Otago
Specialist Register entry date
Plastic surgery From 27 Jun 2015
MRCS Royal College of Surgeons 2006
FRCS(Plast) Royal College of Surgeons 2012
Diploma in Hand Surgery Federation of European Societies of Surgery of the Hand 2014
Orthoplastic Complex Trauma and Hand Fellowship Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital 2012
Congenital Hand Surgery Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children 2012
Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship The Wellington Hospital 2014
British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
British Society for Surgery of the Hand
Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand
General Medical Council
Medical Protection Society
British Medical Association