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Mr Brian Sommerlad


Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Specialty: Plastic Surgery

Location: Essex

Professional Profile

Mr Sommerlad is honorary Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London. He was previously President of the Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1996) and President of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons (1998).

Mr Sommerlads’ awards include an Honorary Doctorate of Science (Med) from University College, London, Honorary Fellowship of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Honorary Fellowship of the Sri Lankan College of Surgeons, Honorary Fellowship of The Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists, Honorary Membership of The British Orthodontic Society and a Hunterian Professorship of The Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Mr Sommerlad was previously member of the Clinical Standards Advisory Board (CSAG) on Cleft Lip and Palate and the CSAG Implementation Group.

He is Co-founder of and Chairman of the charity “CLEFT” – and regularly works with surgeons in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Iran, Egypt and the autonomous Kurdistan region of Iraq.

Mr Sommerlad has published extensively, particularly on palate surgery and function.

Specialises In

Plastic surgery including:
Congenital abnormalities especially cleft lip and palate and related conditions
Skin cancers
Facial reconstruction
Secondary reconstruction after trauma

Professional Memberships

British Medical Association

Royal Society of Medicine

British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (Honorary)

Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland (Honorary)

European Association of Plastic Surgeons

American Cleft Palate Association