Mr Chris Macdonald

Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Mr Chris Macdonald

Specialist interests: Skin Cancer, microsurgical reconstruction, trauma, breast surgery, and general plastic surgery

Mr Chris Macdonald was appointed to the role of consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Queen Victoria Hospital in 2019 based on his work and experience in managing both complex skin Cancer cases and severe traumatic injuries.

Mr Macdonald graduated from University College London Medical School with honours and multiple undergraduate awards and prizes. He underwent training across London and the South East before choosing to specialising in plastic surgery. He then went on to work and train at internationally renowned centres for the management of skin Cancer, trauma, breast surgery and burns across the UK.

During his training, Mr Macdonald presented his research at meetings in the UK, Continental Europe, Scandinavia, and the USA, and wrote multiple medical publications. He was awarded the highly competitive Training Interface Group (TIG) Fellowships in both aesthetic surgery and skin oncology, along with a Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2017.

Mr Macdonald has also undergone advanced training in trauma in Boston (USA) and skin cancer management in California (USA). Prior to returning to his family roots in the Southeast, he worked as a consultant plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgeon in the Midlands.

Within the NHS, Mr Macdonald divides his practice between Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead and University Hospitals Sussex in Brighton. As the clinical lead for skin cancer at Queen Victoria Hospital, he specialises in the management of complex skin Cancer, major reconstructions and surgery to lymph nodes including sentinel lymph node biopsies and lymph node dissections/clearances.

Mr Macdonald is actively involved in professional organisations. He serves as the peer-nominated council representative for the South East and is a full member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS). He is also a full member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and a regional representative for the Royal College of Surgeons. On top of his research and safety interests, he also trains junior plastic surgeons and lectures medical students.

Page last updated: 9 February 2024.