Edmund Fitzgerald O'Connor


Consultant plastic surgeon


Mr Edmund Fitzgerald O'Connor is a consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He specializes in complex microsurgical reconstruction at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Mr Fitzgerald O'Connor qualified in medicine from St George's University of London and completed his higher surgical training on the Pan Thames plastic surgery training program. He undertook microsurgical fellowships at the Royal London hospital and Royal Perth Hospital, in Perth, Western Australia. His international fellowship focused on trauma reconstruction, breast reconstruction, hand surgery and aesthetic surgery. He was appointed as a consultant plastic surgeon in Australia before deciding to return home to the NHS to help develop the plastic surgery services at King's College and St Thomas' Hospital.

He is active in research and teaching, and is a senior clinical lecturer at Queen Mary's University of London, where he helps to run postgraduate masters programs in aesthetic medicine and reconstructive microsurgery. Mr Fitzgerald O'Connor is currently undertaking research dedicated to understanding patient reported outcomes in complex trauma outcomes alongside other work on novel use of periosteal vascularised tissue in the treatment of fracture non-union.

His current NHS work is focused on complex major trauma reconstruction at King's Major Trauma Centre. This involves operating on most parts of the body ensuring both functional and aesthetic soft tissue reconstruction for his patients.

Across both NHS hospitals he has broad range of practice covering trauma reconstruction, hand injuries, skin cancer and general plastic surgery.

Last updated: March 2022

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