David Dunaway


Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, and the Head of the Craniofacial Unit

Professor Dunaway leads the internationally acclaimed Craniofacial unit at GOSH and in 2016 he was awarded a CBE for his work in the field of facial surgery

Professor David Dunaway, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, currently works in the craniofacial unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. He also sees patients privately for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in clinics in London, including The Portland Hospital, London Clinic, and 152 Harley Street. He is highly skilled in performing paediatric procedures for vascular malformations, skin lesions, and facial deformities.

Prof. Dunaway began his medical education at Manchester Medical School, graduating in 1989 before training in prestigious units throughout the country and abroad in places like Leeds, Newcastle, London, and Adelaide. His training was finalised in 1980 when he qualified as a plastic surgeon.

In addition to that qualification, 10 years later, Prof. Dunaway qualified as a dentist and became a Fellow of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons. Following his qualification, he held a position as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon in Scotland before moving down to London to accept a consultant position at Great Ormond Street Hospital in 2000.

Prof. Dunaway’s excellent work has been recognised by “The Times” which named him one of the best surgeons and paediatric doctors in the UK. He has gained this reputation due to his expert skills in facial and reconstructive plastic surgery and the treatment of congenital or acquired deformities.

“Tatler” has also recognised him as one of the best plastic surgeons in the UK for facial cosmetic procedures. He pioneered the use of custom-made facial implants within his Trust and practices.

Prof. Dunaway has held many professional positions, including President of the Plastic Surgery Section of the Royal Society of Medicine and Secretary-General of the European Society of Craniofacial Surgeons. He also contributes to society by participating in voluntary work in Africa and being a trustee for Facing Africa (a charity that enables the treatment of craniofacial deformity in African children). In 2016, he received a CBE for his work in the field of facial surgery.


"The service from Professor Dunaway and his team was excellent. The team was extremely professional as we expected a team of this reputation and standing would be but what surprised us was the level of personal care, support and attention they provided. It really made us feel very comfortable trusting Ella into their care and their approach made us feel calmer and more confident leading up to the operation than we would otherwise have been. Our medical experiences elsewhere have generally been that the medical staff are de-sensitised to situations and the standout experience for us was the genuine human side Professor Dunaway and his team showed at all times to Ella and us as parents - it was truely outstanding."

"Extremely talented, kind and professional. Professor Dunaway made me feel at ease throughout the entire surgery process, no matter how weird and wonderful my questions he answered me thoroughly. He asked me what my goals were and I felt like I had input into the final result, Professor Dunaway is ethical and wants the best for his patients. He will be very honest and is gifted at what he does - I knew I would be safe and would have a natural result, which were the two main issues for me. He also makes sure you have enough follow-up appointments and whilst I am very happy with my result. I am confident he would revise it for me if necessary. The team at 152 Harley Street are amazing, especially Suzie, Sussan and the girls at the front desk. Very discreet and very lovely. Happy patient - if my friends or family wanted surgery then Professor Dunaway would be my first choice for them."

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