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Alistair Cobb

Title: Mr
First name(s): Alistair R M 
Surname Cobb
Medical qualifications: MBBS, BDS, FRCS(OMFS), FDSRCS(Eng), MRCS, MFSEM(UK)
Current post: Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Secretary's name: Helen Baldry

Maxillofacial surgery, South West Cleft Lip & Palate Service, Craniofacial Surgery

Membership of professional bodies:

European Association of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, The Craniofacial society of Great Britain and Ireland, British Medical Association, Royal Society of Medicine, British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Medical Protection Society, The Association of Facial Plastic Surgeons, Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (UK)

Special clinical interests:

Cleft lip & palate surgery, rhinoplasty, craniofacial surgery, facial aesthetic surgery, paediatric facial surgery, complex facial trauma management, professional/elite sports facial injuries management, global medicine

Date of registration:


Professional profile/background:

Ali qualified in Medicine from Imperial College and Dentistry from the Royal London Hospital. He holds dual Fellowships of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Oral and Maxillofacial training was in London at St Georges, University College, Great Ormond Street and Royal Surrey hospitals.

Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship - Great Ormond Street Hospital

National Interface Fellow in Cleft lip & palate surgery - Guys and St Thomas's Hospitals, including time in Chennai, Kerala and Hyderabad Cleft & Craniofacial Centres, India.

Aesthetic surgery Fellowship - Surgical Aesthetics, Wimpole Street, London      

Previous President Royal Society of Medicine, Maxillofacial Section

Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol

Research Interests:

  • Clinical research Cleft lip & Palate management
  • Cleft Collective UK Cohort Studies
  • Cleft lip outcomes after regionalisation of Cleft care in the UK - Cleft Care UK group, Bristol.
  • 3D additive manufacturing and software techniques for Complex Craniomaxillofacial  reconstructive  surgery

Regular commitment to Global Cleft Surgery including India and Nepal.

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