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Mr Alex Reid

Consultant in Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgeon

I am a specialist in hand and reconstructive surgery.
Alex Reid

My current role

I am a consultant in plastic and hand surgery. My subspecialty interests include complex hand trauma and microsurgery, arthritis, nerve and tendon reconstruction, Dupuytren's contracture and skin cancer surgery.

Previous history

I trained extensively in plastic surgery and hand surgery before becoming a Consultant in the NHS. After qualifying in medicine from the University of Cambridge in 2006, I enrolled onto the nationally accredited Higher Surgical Training programme in the East of England at Cambridge University Hospital, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Lister Hospital and Chelmsford between 2012 and 2018. Subsequently, I undertook Fellowships in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery at the London Clinic; and in Skin, Complex Reconstruction and Hand Surgery at the internationally renowned St. Andrew’s Centre for Plastic and Burns Surgery, where I also served as a locum Consultant.

In 2020, I was awarded the Excellent Teaching Award from the Cambridge University Clinical School and Society. I am a member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers (Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh) and regularly completes assessments for surgeons in training. Nationally, I am a faculty member on several specialist courses. In Hughes Hall, I am one of the undergraduate course supervisors in Anatomy (MVST 1A).


European Diploma in Hand Surgery
British Diploma in Hand Surgery (BSSH)
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Faculty of Surgical Trainers (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh)
British Medical Association
Hughes Hall, Cambridge

Personal interests

I am a pianist and keyboard principal for several orchestras.