Mr. James Chan is a Consultant Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. Outside surgery, Mr. Chan enjoys playing the violin and piano. Clinical interests include hand surgery, trauma and elective conditions including arthritis, nerve compression (carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel syndromes), tendon problems, ganglions, trigger fingers, Dupuytren’s disease, musicians’ hands. Reduced fee private appointments are available to BAPAM patients and NHS referrals can be seen at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Wycombe General Hospital and the National Spinal Injuries Centre of the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.
Mr. Chan believes in delivering the best evidence-based care tailored to the individual needs of his patients, whether this is surgical or non-surgical, to enable them to get on with their lives.
Following his medical qualification from Cambridge University in 2004 and junior posts in East Anglia and London, Mr. Chan completed his Higher Surgical Training in Plastic Surgery on the Oxford rotation. Subsequently, he was awarded a Travelling Bursary by BAPRAS to undertake further subspecialty training in Reconstructive Microsurgery at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan, one of the foremost plastic surgery centres worldwide. This comprehensive training has provided him with the skillset to deal with common as well as complex surgical problems.
Mr. Chan holds a Clinical Lecturership at Oxford University where he was Senior Scholar and awarded a PhD. He has worked as Fellow at Cochrane UK where he focused on the synthesis and dissemination of Evidence-based Medicine. He has published widely in medical journals as well as the standard plastic surgery textbooks and contributed to national guidance on traumatic limb reconstruction. He has held awards and grants from institutions including the Wellcome Trust, Academy of Medical Sciences, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and BAPRAS.
Dedicated to the next generation of surgeons, Mr. Chan is a GMC-recognised trainer and member of the Education and Training Committee of BSSH, and interviews for National Selection for entry into higher specialty training in Plastic Surgery in the UK. He serves as a peer-reviewer for the top plastic surgery journals, runs a national microsurgery training course for surgical trainees, presents at national and international conferences and hosts ‘Stoke Mandeville Plastics’, a popular international webinar series for plastic surgeons which focuses on cutting edge Plastic Reconstructive Surgery.