Alex Woollard is a consultant plastic surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, London. His interests include all aspects of aesthetic surgery and he has a sub-specialist focus in breast surgery and reconstruction, lower limb reconstruction and Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR). After leaving St Paul’s School he studied medicine at Southampton University graduating in 2002. He has also received a BSc in History of Medicine from the Wellcome Institute and University College London. He returned to London for his basic surgical training gaining membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2005. He became a Fellow in 2015 and entered the Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery the following year. He then undertook a microsurgical fellowship at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead. Mr Woollard has extensive experience in clinical research. He conducted his PhD research ito nerve regeneration under Professor JW Lichtman in the Centre for Brain Science at Harvard University. His PhD from UCL was awarded in 2017. He has been recognised with a Research Fellowship by the Royal College of Surgeons in 2011 and from the MRC in 2003. He has received multiple awards including the Patton-Masser award from BAPRAS and the Stephan and Anna Galeski fellowship from the RCS, as well as grants from the Anton Jurgens and Roan Trusts. He continues to have an active role in research focused on nerve and muscle regeneration (TMR) and presents his work at both a national and international level. Mr Woollard is a member of the British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive (BAPRAS) and British Aesthetic Association of Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). He is on the Board and treasurer of the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA) and a trustee of the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practice (JCCP). He is a specialist advisor for both the MHRA and NICE.
Mr Woodlard is a professional ,competent and approachable Surgeon. He answers questions and explain things in an easy way that leaves you in no doubt of what he means . I feel confident in proceeding with the next stage of my treatment .
Mr Woollard is a highly caring and empathic surgeon, with a kind and patient manner. He listened carefully to my concerns and provided support and reassurance. He was readily accessible and works with a fantastic team, including an excellent clinical nurse specialist. His clinics are often very busy and run late, however it is well worth waiting to see him. I would highly recommend him to any patient needing plastic surgery.
This doctor is a very professional. patient man. He takes the time to explain, even more than once! The flip side of this is that all the appointments take much longer than booked in for and therefore waiting times are quite long.
Mr Woollard is kind, caring and an excellent surgeon. He has always listened to me and made me feel that no question was too insignificant. I have been treated very well and trust him completely with the next stage of my treatment. I had a therapeutic mammoplasty followed by a reconstruction with existing Breast tissue. Mr Woollard conducted the reconstruction brilliantly.