Professor Iain Whitaker
Clinical Chair in Burns & Plastic Surgery
Swansea University Medical School
Telephone: (01792) 606311

About Me

Areas of Expertise

  • Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Aesthetic Surgery
  • Burns Surgery

Publications

  1. & Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) and breast implants: Breaking down the evidence. Mutation Research/Reviews in Mutation Research 762, 123-132.
  2. & Adipogenic differentiation of adipose-derived stem cells in 3-dimensional spheroid cultures (microtissue): Implications for the reconstructive surgeon. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery 67(12), 1726-1734.
  3. & Characterization of the Digestive Tract Microbiota of Hirudo orientalis (Medicinal Leech) and Antibiotic Resistance Profile. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 133(3), 408e-418e.
  4. & Gram Negative Wound Infection in Hospitalised Adult Burn Patients-Systematic Review and Metanalysis-. PLoS ONE 9(4)
  5. & The Gracilis Myocutaneous Free Flap: A Quantitative Analysis of the Fasciocutaneous Blood Supply and Implications for Autologous Breast Reconstruction. PLoS ONE 7(5)

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Supervision

  • Three Dimensional Printing Material in Bio-medical Application for Bone Regeneration (current)

    Student name:
    MPhil
    Other supervisor: Dr Zhidao Xia
    Other supervisor: Dr Davide Deganello
    Other supervisor: Professor Iain Whitaker
  • Examining the Interaction between Adipose Derived Stem Cells (ADSC) and MCF-7 breast cancer in the breast microenvironment: a pilot study (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Professor Shareen Doak
    Other supervisor: Professor Iain Whitaker
  • An investigation on the ability of fractal dimension and gel point to act as biomarkers of clot microstructure and haemostasis in burns - a pilot study (current)

    Student name:
    MD
    Other supervisor: Professor Adrian Evans
    Other supervisor: Professor Iain Whitaker
  • '''Soft Tissue Regeneration with the Aid of Bioabsorbable Nanocomposite Polymeric Scaffolds and Adipose-Derived Stem Cells''' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Catherine Thornton
    Other supervisor: Professor Iain Whitaker
  • Patient centred outcomes in post-facial skin cancer reconstruction, will tissue engineering provide an improvement in the future? (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Hayley Hutchings
    Other supervisor: Professor Iain Whitaker
    Other supervisor: Professor Shareen Doak
  • Combining regenerative medicine strategies to tissue engineer cartilage for facial reconstruction (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Iain Whitaker
    Other supervisor: Dr Zhidao Xia
    Other supervisor: Professor Catherine Thornton
  • 'The effect of growth factor supplements on in-vitro cartilage pellet formation for tissue engineering purposes' (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Professor Iain Whitaker
    Other supervisor: Dr Christopher Wright
  • 'The Effect of Low-Fluence Intense Pulsed Light on Human Dermal Fibroblasts for Applicantions in Non-Invasive Type II Photorejuvenation' (awarded 2016)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Zhidao Xia
    Other supervisor: Professor Iain Whitaker
  • A novel biomarker for infection (awarded 2016)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Professor Steve Conlan
    Other supervisor: Dr Ernest Azzopardi
    Other supervisor: Professor Iain Whitaker

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2012 2012 Locum Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Cambridge University Hospitals NHS trust
2012 2012 EURAPS Young Plastic Surgeon Scholar HEGP, Paris, France
2011 2012 Rowan Nick's Scholar Melbourne University and the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia