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Should surgical innovation be taught and encouraged?


Henk GieleMr Henk Giele has been a consultant hand and plastic surgeon in Oxford at the Radcliffe Hospitals and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (now merged to Oxford University Hospitals) since 1996. His speciality interests are in musculoskeletal infection, bone and soft tissue sarcoma, microsurgical reconstruction after trauma, tumour or anomalies, hand surgery including congenital upper limb anomalies, brachial plexus and peripheral nerve conditions, trauma and degenerative conditions.

His research interests are surgical innovation, clinical research into the genetic and molecular basis and treatment of congenital upper limb anomalies, the genetic basis and treatment of Dupuytren’s disease, the management of sarcoma, clinical trials in hand surgery, and the transplantation of composite vascularized tissue.

He is a specialist advisor to the NICE new technology assessment committee. He sits on the Clinical commissioning Reference Groups for both sarcoma and specialist children’s surgery. Henk Giele has published over 110 articles, 17 book chapters and a book, the Oxford Hand book of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery.


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