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Shaheel Chummun

Title: Mr
First name(s): Shaheel
Surname Chummun
Medical qualifications: MBBS, MRCS(Ed), MRCS(Eng), FRCS(Plast), MASurg (Cranio)
Current post: Consultant Cleft and Plastic Surgery
Secretary's name: Helen Baldry

Plastic surgery, cleft lip and palate surgery, craniofacial surgery

Membership of professional bodies:

General Medical Council, British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

Special clinical interests:

Cleft lip and palate surgery, paediatric and adult plastic surgery, rhinoplasty, craniofacial surgery, facial aesthetic surgery, hair restoration

Date of registration:


Professional profile/background:

Mr Shaheel Chummun is a consultant plastic surgeon based in Bristol. He undertook his specialist plastic surgery training in the UK and in Adelaide, Australia. He was awarded the FRCS(Plast) in 2014 and entered the GMC Specialist Register in 2016.

Mr Shaheel Chummun gained further super-specialist training in craniofacial surgery at the world renowned Australian Craniofacial Unit in Adelaide, and in cleft lip and palate surgery at Guys' and St Thomas' Hospital, London. He also did a microsurgical fellowship in Leeds.

He completed his Masters in Advanced Surgery in Craniofacial Surgery from Macquarie University, Sydney, and was awarded the Ethics prize for his thesis on advocating patients' safety and rights in surgery.

Mr. Chummun undertook two aesthetic fellowships, the first at The London Clinic, and the second at The Cadogan Clinic, Chelsea, as the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (BAAPS)/ ScarFree Foundation Aesthetic Fellow.

He has over 40 scientific plastic surgery articles and regularly presents at national and international conferences. He is involved in teaching at postgraduate level. He has recently set up a cleft lip and palate fellowship at the South West Cleft Services, working in collaboration with the Cleft Collective and the Craniofacial Foundation, based in Adelaide, Australia.

Mr. Chummun was appointed as a cleft and plastic surgery consultant at the South West Cleft Services, in 2017. He is the only plastic surgeon in the South West of England who undertakes complex cleft rhinoplasties in his NHS practice. 

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