Steven Jeffery

Steven Jeffery

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

School of Health Sciences

Steven Jeffery joined the Royal Army Medical Corps as a medical student in 1986. He qualified from the Universities of St Andrews and Manchester in 1989, and served as a Medical Officer with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders before completing his basic surgical training, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and of Glasgow. He completed three operational tours of duty in Northern Ireland during this time.

He developed an interest in burns and other soft tissue injuries, and soon realised that the best way to pursue this interest would be via plastic surgery. He completed his plastic surgical training in East Grinstead, Newcastle and Perth, Western Australia before getting his first consultant job in Newcastle in 2003.

In 2007 the numbers of casualties coming back from conflicts abroad rapidly rose, and Selly Oak Hospital struggled to cope with the large numbers of casualties. Steve moved to Birmingham to be the first military plastic surgeon in the city, as well as to be part of the burns team there. He also completed three tours of Afghanistan during this time.

In recognition of his contribution to developing the military plastic surgery medical and nursing teams, Steve was awarded the Military Civilian Partnership Award for 'Regular of the Year' in 2011, as well as receiving the Wounds UK ‘Key Contribution’ award and the Smith and Nephew 'Customer Pioneer of the Year' award the same year.

Steve is a Patron of the Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust Charity, and has been awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England ad eundem. He is an expert adviser to NICE Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme. In 2011 he co-founded the Woundcare 4 Heroes charity, which is already making a big difference to the wound care of both serving and veteran personnel.

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