Mr Norman Waterhouse graduated from Birmingham University Medical School in 1978. After four years of training in general surgery he qualified as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in 1982. His higher surgical training in Plastic Surgery was carried out in Bristol and London as well as periods spent at specialist centres in Bordeaux, Adelaide and Tokyo. In 1988 he completed his accreditation and gained the Specialist Fellowship in Plastic Surgery (FRCS Plas).
Following this specialist accreditation, Mr Waterhouse's first appointment as Consultant in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery was to St Bartholomew's and The Royal London Hospitals. He has since been appointed as Consultant to the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital where he leads the specialist Craniofacial Unit treating all forms of facial conditions. Facial surgery constitutes his special interest in his NHS practice whilst in private practice he undertakes all aspects of cosmetic surgery in addition to Reconstructive and Craniofacial surgery.
Mr Waterhouse has published over forty papers in the medical literature and has an active research and teaching programme in his NHS practice. He supervises undergraduate degree courses in conjunction with Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine. He lectures nationally and internationally and teaches techniques of modern cosmetic surgery including endoscopic (keyhole) surgery, on courses both in England and Europe. Since 1996 he has organised the Annual Instructional Course in Cosmetic Surgery at the Wellington Hospital. Overseas projects include lecturing and treating children with facial conditions in Sri Lanka, Ghana, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
He is a full member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), the European Craniofacial Society, the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. He is a former President of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). He is included in the specialist register established by the GMC in 1995, and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of British Journal of Plastic Surgery.
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