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Area of expertise: cleft lip and palate surgery.
Mr Duncan Atherton is a consultant cleft surgeon. He started working at Evelina London and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in 2013 and is also an honorary senior clinical lecturer at Kings College London
Mr Atherton qualified as a doctor with a double distinction from St George’s Medical School London in 2000.
He undertook his basic surgical training in Cambridge and was awarded an MD for his thesis on nerve injury from Imperial College, London in 2006.
Duncan continued his plastic surgery training in a number of London teaching hospitals, including: Great Ormond Street, Charing Cross, Chelsea and Westminster and the Royal Free. He was awarded the FRCS (Plast) in 2011.
In addition he has undertaken sub-speciality fellowships in craniofacial surgery, aesthetic surgery and the nationally appointed interface cleft fellowship with the South Thames Cleft service.
Atherton D, Haers P Midfacial augmentation in teenage cleft patients using malar and paranasal Medpor implantsInt J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2014 Jul;43(7):824-6.
Sarraf K, Atherton DD, Jones I. Salvage of the lower limb following a full thickness burn with loss of the knee extensor mechanism. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2013 Apr;21(1):122-4
Atherton DD, Hills AJ, Moradi P, Muirhead N, Wood SH. The economic viability of breast reconstruction in the UK: comparison of a single surgeon’s experience of implant; LD; TRAM and DIEP based reconstructions in 274 patients. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2011 Jun;64(6):710-5.
Moradi P, Glass GE, Atherton DD, Eccles S, Coffey M, Majithia A, Speirs A, Clarke PM, Wood SH. Reconstruction of pharyngolaryngectomy defects using the jejunal free flap: A 10-year experience from a single reconstructive centre. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Dec;126(6):1960-6
Atherton DD, Latif A, Williams G. Practical management of the burnt patient with epidermolysis bullosa. Burns. 2010 Sep;36(6):e99-101.
Atherton DD, Joshi N, Kirkpatrick N. Augmentation of temporal fossa hollowing with Mersilene mesh. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Oct;63(10):1629-34
Boyce AK, Atherton DD, Tang R, Jawad M. The Use of MatridermÒ in the Management of an Exposed Achilles Tendon Secondary to a Burns Injury. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Feb;63(2):e206-7
Atherton DD, Tang R, Jones I, Jawad M. Early excision and application of Matriderm® with simultaneous autologous skin grafting in facial burns. Plast Recon Surg. 2010;Feb 25(2):60e-1e
Wood S, Atherton DD, Stevens R, Williams G. Gastric acid burns as a consequence of binge drinking. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Jan;63(1):e122-3.
Sarraf K, Atherton DD, Jones I, Jawad M. Self removal of unwanted tattoos. Br J Hosp Med. 2009 Dec; 70(12):721.
Roberts K, Papadaki A, Goncalves C, Tighe M, Atherton D, Shenoy R, McRobbie D, Anand P. Contact heat evoked potentials using simultaneous EEG and fMRI and their correlation with evoked pain. BMC Anesthesiology 2008 Dec 17;8(1):8
Atherton DD, Taherzadeh O, Elliot D, Anand P. Age-dependent development of chronic neuropathic pain, allodynia and sensory recovery after upper limb nerve injury in children. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2008 Apr;33(2):186-91.
Atherton, DD, Fabre J, Anand P, Elliot D. Relocation of painful neuromas in Zone III of the hand and forearm. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2008 Apr;33(2):155-62.
Atherton DD, Sreetharan V, Mosahebi A, Prior S, Willis J, Bishop J, Dzeiwulski P. A randomised controlled trial of a double layer of Allevyn compared to Jellonet and proflavin as a tie-over dressing for small skin grafts. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2008;61(5):535-9
Atherton D, Facer P, Roberts, K. Misra P, Anand P. Use of the novel contact heat evoked potential stimulator (CHEPS) for the assessment of small fibre neuropathy: correlations with skin flare responses and intra-epidermal nerve fibre counts. BMC Neurology 2007 Aug 3; 7:21
Atherton, D and Elliot, D. Use of the brachialis muscle for relocation of individual lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerves of the forearm. J Hand Surg [Br] 2007 Jun 32(3): 311-5
Atherton, D. Leong, J. Anand, P. Elliot, D. Relocation of Painful End Neuromas and Scarred Nerves from the Zone II Territory of the Hand. J Hand Surg [Br]. 2007 Feb;32(1):38-44.
Atherton D, Taherzadeh O, Facer P, Elliot D, Anand P. The role of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) in painful neuromas and the mechanism of pain relief by their relocation to muscle. J Hand Surg. [Br]. 2006. 31B: 6: 652-6
Mosahebi A, Atherton D, Ramakrishnan V. Immediate bilateral autologous breast reconstruction for silicone intolerance. Br J Plast Surg. 2005 Jul; 58(5):714-6