Miss Tania Cubison
Miss Tania Cubison is a military plastic surgeon who first joined Queen Victoria Hospital as an SHO in 1996, progressing to consultant, before her appointment as Medical Director in January 2022. Miss Cubison is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Army Medical Corps, and as one of a small number of regular army plastic surgeons Lt.Col.Cubison has an operational role and will occasionally be deployed overseas.
Miss Cubison underwent specialist registrar training in East Grinstead and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and was awarded the McGregor Gold medal for the FRCS (Plast) examination in 2006. She completed her training with a specialist burn fellowship at St Andrew’s Burn Centre, Chelmsford and visits to burn centres in the USA.
She specialises in lower limb trauma reconstruction and microsurgery, particularly the surgical management of amputees.
Miss Cubison is the safeguarding lead for the Trust as well as medical director, and is very involved in looking at human factors and the influence on patient’s safety of team building and communication.
She is an active member of the British Burns Association and is currently the chair of the Senate for the Emergency Management of Severe Burns in the UK, as well as sitting on the Committee for the Trauma Interface Group. Miss Cubison is also a member of the Specialist Advisory Committee in Plastic Surgery, responsible for the training of the national trainees and has responsibility for less than full-time training, military trainees and also provides external support to the Yorkshire Deanery.