Mr Paul Smith was formerly a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Mount Vernon Hospital and is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Great Ormond Street. He trained in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London prior to spending two years in the United States.
One year as Clinical Instructor in Plastic Surgery at Duke University, which is regarded by many as the premier training centre in the United States, and concentrated on cosmetic surgery and microsurgery. The second year was spent as a Fellow in Hand Surgery at the Kleinert Institute in Louisville, which is regarded by many as the premier Hand Surgery training centre in the world. This explains his interest in cosmetic surgery, having been trained in the full spectrum of aesthetic treatments in the United States.
His reconstructive interest is in hand surgery. He has published over 55 articles in peer review journals and two textbooks as well as 17 chapters in various textbooks.