Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Section Visitors

Professor Babak Mehrara

New York, USA

Babak J. Mehrara, MD is the Chief of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service and the William G. Cahon Endowed Chair in the Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
(MSK) with a joint appointment as Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr Mehrara is an oncologic reconstructive surgeon with a broad background in both the clinical management and the biology of cancer. He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and serves as the Director of the National Institutes of Health-funded Lymphatic Biology Laboratory at MSK. (In association with the Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery).

Professor Christine Radtke

Vienna, Austria

Professor Radtke studied medicine at the Hannover Medical School and undertook several stays abroad at the Yale University and Harvard University in the USA as she became a specialist in plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive and hand/upper limb surgery. She received an MBA in Healthcare Management, habilitation at the Hannover Medical School; and from 2012-2016 was Chief Senior Physician and Deputy Director of Plastic-Aesthetic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery with the Severe Burns Center at the Hannover Medical School. Since 2015, Professor Radtke has been the President of the European Plastic Surgery Research Council and since October 1, 2016 Full Professor and Head of the Clinical Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Medical University of Vienna. She has a strong clinical focus with many years of experience in aesthetic and reconstructive facial surgery as well as soft tissue reconstruction in all areas of the body. Her research focuses particularly on nerve regeneration.

Professor Iain Whitaker

Swansea, UK

Professor Iain Whitaker is Wales’s only Professor of Plastic Surgery, based at Swansea University Medical School and The Welsh Centre for Burns & Plastic Surgery. After studying medicine at Cambridge University, Iain received a Certificate of Honours in Plastic Surgery from Harvard Medical School. Following specialised plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery training in Yorkshire, Wales, Sweden, USA, Australia and France, he was awarded the Plastic Surgery Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS Plast). Iain was awarded the Rowan Nick’s Award by Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, allowing him spend a year in Melbourne, Australia. During this time he gained extensive experience in state of the art cosmetic and reconstructive surgery including Breast surgery (working with world renowned breast cosmetic surgeon Prof Mark Ashton), Liposuction and Fat transfer, Eyelid Surgery and Body contouring. Iain was awarded the EURAPS Young Plastic Surgeon Scholarship to work in Paris.
On returning to the UK, Iain was a Consultant in Plastic Surgery at Cambridge University Hospitals before taking up the Chair in Wales. He is well known in plastic surgery and has won numerous awards during his career including the Mentor Prize in Aesthetic surgery from BAPRAS. Iain is a member of BAPRAS and sits on their research council which sets the direction of plastic surgery research in the UK. In addition
to over 7,000 plastic surgery procedures in 6 different countries, his research efforts are internationally recognised, including over 175 journal publications and several books. He is currently the deputy editor of JPRAS, the plastic surgery editor for Frontiers in Surgery (Nature Publishing Group) and associate Editor of the Annals of Plastic Surgery. In addition to his role as a Consultant at the Welsh Centre for Burns
& Plastic Surgery, he leads the largest plastic surgery research team in the UK investigating stem cell technologies to solve aesthetic and reconstructive problems safely and effectively.

Dr Beatriz Berenguer

Madrid, Spain

Dr Berenguer works in the paediatric plastic surgery unit at Gregorio Marañón University Hospital and is chief of the plastic and aesthetic surgery unit at Clínica La Luz in Madrid, Spain. She graduated from the Autónoma University in Madrid and did her residency training in plastic and reconstructive surgery in Getafe University Hospital in Madrid. Dr Berenguer holds a PhD with magna cum laude from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Dr Berenguer completed her fellowship training in paediatric plastic surgery at Children’s Hospital, Harvard University in Boston, USA with Professor John Mulliken; focusing on vascular anomalies, clefts and craniofacial surgery. Dr Berenguer also completed a fellowship in aesthetic surgery with Dr Rafael de la Plaza, Clínica la Luz to focus on orbital rejuvenation and aesthetic breast surgery.

Dr Berenguer is a member of many major international societies, including a humanitarian plastic surgery program in Ecuatorial Guinea. She is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Surgery, Complutense University, Madrid and has authored 53 papers and several book-chapters on paediatric plastic surgery and aesthetic surgery. Dr Berenguer was also the Secretary General of the Spanish Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from 2005 to 2009 and was the President of the European Association of Plastic Surgeons (EURAPS) from 2016 to 2017.