Jorge Leon-Villapalos is a Consultant in Plastic Surgery and Burns at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, appointed in 2009 and Paediatric Lead Clinician of the Burns Unit. Prior to this, he was a Consultant in Plastic Surgery and Burns at the St Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns. This unit, part of the London and South East of England Burn Network, is also one of the leading Burns Units in the Country.
He was a fellow in Adult and Paediatric Burns and Adult and Paediatric Burns Intensive care at the Shriners Hospital for Burned Children in Galveston, Texas, one of the busiest and most recognized paediatric burns units in the world. He was a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow in Plastic Surgery, and was entered in the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery in 2009.
He is a member of the British Burns Association and the International Society for Burn Injuries, specializing in Burns Surgery and other conditions with extensive skin loss and necrosis such as necrotizing fasciitis, meningococcal septicemia, and toxic epidermal necrolysis. He also specializes in General Plastic Surgery as well as the reconstruction and management of scars of all etiologies. His interests also include all aspects of aesthetic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
Jorge regularly teaches “The Emergency Management of severe Burns” courses, the only recognised courses in the UK for acute management of burn injuries and burns care for allied health professionals.