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"Restoring quality of life: functional nerve transfers following composite neurological deficits"

The talk is an introduction to the concept and history of nerve transfer surgery with results from recent cases performed in Oxford.


Sinclair GoreSinclair Gore is a consultant plastic surgeon in Oxford and Reading who has a subspecialty interest in complex head and neck and facial reconstruction. He has trained in London, East Anglia, Australia and USA, came to Oxford in 2013 and is largely based in the Churchill Hospital. His research background includes an MD in cancer molecular biology and his clinical research profile relates heavily to reconstructive surgery and head and neck surgery.


Lucy CogswellLucy Cogswell graduated from Cambridge University in 1994 in Medical Sciences and Biological Anthropology. She then continued her studies in clinical medicine at Oxford University, graduating in 1997. She trained in Plastic Surgery in Oxford, Salisbury and Stoke Mandeville, winning the McGregor medal in the FRCS Plast examination. Miss Cogswell’s main interest is hand surgery. She undertook fellowships in hand surgery at the Institut de la Main, Paris, and at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford. She initially worked as a consultant hand surgeon in Bristol, moving to Oxford in 2009. She has published & lectured on hand surgery and plastic surgery in French and English. She is interested in surgical simulation in training, running cadaveric flap courses and microsurgery training sessions for trainees in the Oxford region. Whilst in her current consultant post she has developed an interest in peripheral nerve surgery, and has presented nerve transfer techniques to the Royal Society of Medicine and the British Brachial Plexus society.

Roba KhundkarRoba Khundkar is a specialty registrar in plastic surgery (ST8) in the Oxford Deanery with a special interest in sarcoma and ortho-plastic limb reconstruction. She has undertaken a Sarcoma Fellowship at the Oxford Sarcoma Unit and the Bruce Bailey Fellowship at the Ganga Hospital (Coimbatore, India) focussing on brachial plexus injuries and nerve transfers. She is currently the trainee lead for the Oxford University Medical Education Fellows.

Miklos Perenyei is a freshly qualified Foundation Doctor working at the John Radcliffe hospital. His main interests are plastic surgery and medical education and he is currently appointed as an Assistant Clinical Tutor and College Lecturer at Queen's College, Oxford, where he teaches both clinical and preclinical students.

Henk GieleHenk Giele has been a consultant hand and plastic surgeon 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. 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 and he has published over 110 articles, 17 book chapters and a book, the Oxford Hand book of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery.

Jeremy ReynoldsJeremy Reynolds is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon at Oxford’s Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and John Radcliffe Hospital. He graduated from Bristol University with Basic Surgical Training in Bristol and Surrey, and subsequently as a Specialist Registrar in Oxford. Prior to his appointment as a consultant he completed a 12 month fellowship at the Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Program in Vancouver, Canada. Mr Reynolds is spine lead consultant for Oxford’s Bone and Soft Tissue Tumour Service and is currently developing a regional pathway for tumour associated spinal cord compression.


The lecture will be chaired by Professor Freddie Hamdy, Head of Department at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences. 

All members of the University and NHS clinical staff are welcome.