Mr Alex Woollard

Consultant Plastic Surgeon


About Mr Alex Woollard

Alex Woollard is a consultant plastic surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, and Barnet General Hospital. His interests include all aspects of aesthetic surgery and he has a sub-specialist focus in breast surgery and reconstruction, lower limb reconstruction, amputee osseo-integration and Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR).

Clinical profile

After leaving St Paul’s School he studied medicine at Southampton University graduating in 2002. He has also received a BSc in History of Medicine from the Welcome Institute and University College London. He returned to London for his basic surgical training gaining membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2005. He became a Fellow in 2015 and entered the Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery the following year. He then undertook a microsurgical fellowship at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead.

Mr Woollard has extensive experience in clinical research. He conducted his PhD research in nerve regeneration under Professor JW Lichtman in the Centre for Brain Science at Harvard University. His PhD from UCL was awarded in 2017. He has been recognised with a Research Fellowship by the Royal College of Surgeons in 2011 and from the MRC in 2003. He has received multiple awards including the Patton-Masser award from BAPRAS and the Stephan and Anna Galeski fellowship from the RCS, as well as grants from the Anton Jurgens and Roan Trusts. He continues to have an active role in research focused on nerve and muscle regeneration (TMR) and presents his work at both a national and international level. As a founding member of the Relimb group he has close links with the Osseointegration Group of Australia and Professor Al-Muderis.

Mr Woollard is a member of the British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive (BAPRAS) and British Aesthetic Association of Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). He is on the Board and treasurer of the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA) and a trustee of the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practice (JCCP). He is a specialist advisor for both the MHRA and NICE.


  • Plastic Surgery

Procedures offered

  • Aesthetic Surgery
  • Skin cancer/ lesion excision
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Lower limb reconstruction
  • Amputee reconstruction (osseo-integration, targeted muscle reinnervation, neuroma surgery, Phantom Limb surgery).
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Osseo-integration
  • Targeted Muscle Reinnervation
  • Nerve regeneration

Research interests

  • Nerve regeneration
  • Amputee rehabilitation and reconstruction

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    Surface expression of FcåRI on Langerhans’ cells of clinically uninvolved skin is associated with disease activity in atopic dermatitis, allergic asthma, and rhinitis. Semper AE, Heron K, Woollard AC, Kochan JP, Friedmann PS, Church MK, Reischl IG. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Aug;112(2):411-9.

    The influence of essential oils on the process of wound healing: a review of the current evidence. Woollard AC, Tatham KC, Barker SJ.  J Wound Care 2007 June; 16(6):255-7

    Intravascular Myopericytoma in the superficial palmar arch of the hand. Woollard AC, Southgate C, Blair JW. J Hand Surg Eur. 2007 Aug; 32(4):475-6

    The association of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity and blood pressure in an Afro-Caribbean population. Boyne MS, Woollard A, Phillips DI, Taylor-Bryan C, Bennett FI, Osmond C, Thomas TY, Wilks RJ, Forrester TE. Psychoneuroendocrinology 2009 Feb; 20(2):278-88

    An approach to bilateral facial paralysis. Woollard ACS, Harrison DH, Grobbelaar AO. JPRAS 2010 Sept; 63(9): 1557-60

    Combining local and perforator flaps in the lower limb. Woollard ACS, Mosahebi A. JPRAS 2010 Dec; 63(12):2203-4

    Dual-consultant led elective microsurgery: The implications on service provision and training. Butler DP, Woollard A, Grobbelaar AO. JPRAS 2013 Oct; 66(10): 1435-6

    The outcomes of digital tip amputation replacement as a composite graft in a paediatric population. Butler DP, Murugesan L, Ruston J, Woollard AC, Jemec B. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2016 Feb;41(2):164-70

    Maximising length and safety in gracilis free flap dissection King ICC, Obeid N, Woollard AC, Jones ME J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2016 Oct;69(10):1452-3

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