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06 Feb

Brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injury: Engineering better outcomes (a surgeon’s perspective on the current challenges)

by Benedetta Biffi

Mr Tom Quick, Consultant Surgeon in nerve injury at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, will present his views on the current challenges to engineering better outcomes. The presentation will include clinical cases and clinical research regarding the needs, hopes, and expectations of patients who have suffered nerve injury.

Speaker Bio

Tom is a fellowship trained peripheral neurosurgeon with a Paediatric orthopaedic background. His practice is 50:50 paediatric and adults and encompasses all aspects of nerve injury treatment from primary intervention to later reconstruction in the neonate, child, adolescent and adult. He also runs a clinic in the treatment of the upper limb in tetraplegia and has an honorary appointment with Great Ormond St Hospital.

Appointed in Spring 2013 to the PNI Unit Tom is one of four consultants in this national referral centre where he takes 50% of the unit’s obstetric palsy cases. Tom is also research clinical lead within the UCL Centre for Nerve Engineering and is currently engaged in exploratory science projects towards the rate of nerve regeneration, MRI neurography and cell therapies towards augmenting and improving nerve regeneration.

The Division of Surgery UCL appointed Tom Head of Undergraduate Education in 2014 and through this role Tom is furthering the engagement of Medical students in Surgical science, research and practice.


Date: Tuesday 13 February
Venue: Roberts Building, G08, Sir David Davies LT (map)
18.00 – 19.00: Seminar
19.00 – 20.00: Drinks reception


Benedetta Biffi

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