Mr Ian M Smith

Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeon


Clinical Interests

  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • General plastic surgery
  • Paediatric plastic surgery
  • Soft tissue and skin lesions
  • Sarcoma surgery (including lipoma excision)

Professional Memberships

  • British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust

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Personal profile

Mr Ian Smith offers a full range of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery for both adults and children. 

He sees children from birth in his out-patient clinic, and surgery can be performed from the age of two years. He works closely with a dedicated team of specialist children’s nurses and consultant paediatric anaesthetists.

As the Lead Clinician for Sarcoma at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, and also Lead Clinician for Plastic Surgery, he has a special interest in oncological surgery and reconstruction, including complex sarcoma surgery.  This includes head and neck surgery, skin cancer surgery, treatment for lumps and bumps, and reconstruction following cancer.


Part of his plastic surgery training took place in Leeds and the Yorkshire region.  He undertook two Fellowships in Australia - a year in the internationally acclaimed Australian Craniofacial Unit in Adelaide and a year in the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Queensland. Here he gained advanced surgical training in Head and Neck, and complex skin cancers.  He went on to complete his higher surgical training in Plastic Surgery in Leeds in 1996 and has trained throughout the Yorkshire region.

Ian Smith holds his consultant post at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, working at both the Leeds General Infirmary and St James’s Hospital. He has a strong commitment to the training of future plastic surgeons and is the Training Program Director for the Yorkshire and Humber region. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds.

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