Medico-legal expert. Experienced in Claimant, Defendant and Joint cases, averaging 150 reports p.a. for the last 10 years.
Available for reports in the following areas: Hand surgery, general plastic and reconstructive surgery, scar revisions, malpractice reports and clinical negligence.
Former Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at The Hospital for Sick Children, Gt Ormond Street, London.
Special interests: hand surgery; cosmetic/aesthetic surgery; reconstructive surgery; general plastic surgery.
Author of over 90 peer reviewed articles in the medical literature and two textbooks on Hand Surgery and over 25 invited chapters.
Paul Smith trained in Glasgow, London and the United States at some of the premier training centres in the world. He has been a consultant in practice for over thirty eight years. In that time, he has founded the Congenital Hand Surgery Centre at The Great Ormond Street Hospital, now one of the largest services in the world, and was instrumental in founding RAFT (the Reconstruction of Appearance and Function Trust) – a postgraduate institution funding research into plastic surgery. Paul was also responsible for founding the Hand Therapy Service at the Wellington Hospital, which has now become the London Hand and Wrist Unit. He has been awarded several prestigious prizes both at home and abroad, including the Pulvertaft prize for hand surgery, awarded by the British Society for Surgery of the Hand. He also was awarded first prize in the Resident Competition by the American Association for Hand Surgery.
His reputation and expertise are highly respected such that he has been invited as a visiting professor to esteemed institutions worldwide and has been the guest lecturer or invited speaker to the National Hand Societies of Canada, South Africa, Australia and the United States.
His Plastic Surgical training involved a research association with Canniesburn Hospital and clinical training in Edinburgh, London and the United States. He was Clinical Instructor in Plastic Surgery at Duke University Medical Centre, widely regarded as the premier training centre in the United States. Paul was exposed to the full spectrum of Plastic Surgery including Cosmetic Surgery under the tutelage of Professor Nicholas Georgiade, past President of the International Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Br Soc of Surgery of the Hand; American Soc for Surgery of the Hand; American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Hon Member: South African Soc for Surgery of the Hand, Australian Soc for Surgery of the Hand, Canadian Soc for Surgery of the Hand. Member of the Br.Assoc of Plastic Surgeons.