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Professor Gus McGrouther

Professor McGrouther graduated from the University of Glasgow in Medicine in 1969. In 1989 he was appointed to the first established chair in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UCL. Professor McGrouther moved to the University of Manchester in 2001 to focus his research on wound healing, tissue repair and tissue engineering, with laboratory programmes in tendon repair, peripheral nerve repair and scar formation. His present clinical practice is principally concerned with hand injuries, microsurgery and the care of wounds and scars.

He was awarded a Wolfson Royal Society merit award, has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and is Clinical Director of MIMIT (Manchester Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology). He represents the Academy of Medical Sciences on the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Bioengineering Panel.  Professor McGrouther has written, broadcast and lectured on plastic surgery and disfigurement as an issue of discrimination in society. He has delivered many public lectures communicating the surgeon’s art to a wider audience.

Elected to RCS Council in 2010, Professor McGrouther chairs the Museums and Archives Committee and Medical Students Liaison Committee and is Deputy Chair of the Education Board.  He sits on the following committees:  Library and Information Services Advisory Committee, Research and Academic Board, Internal Services, Information Technology, Project 2100, Policy and Implementation and Professional Support to Surgeons (Regional) for Northern Ireland.