After surgical training, Mr Paul Harris worked at The Royal Marsden Hospital as Consultant Plastic Surgeon in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for 15 years. The last five of which he was the Senior Plastic Surgeon, Departmental Lead and Medical Director of Private Care. During his time at The Royal Marsden, he developed a noteworthy expertise in reconstructive surgery following cancer excision, in particular microvascular breast reconstruction.
In combination with colleagues from the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) he jointly developed a research interest in microsurgical techniques as a potential therapeutic approach in cancer. This work has been awarded funding from the Welcome Foundation and a number of research fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Ireland.
Whilst at The Royal Marsden Hospital, Mr Harris worked within the following clinical specialist teams: Breast Unit; Head and Neck Unit; Skin Unit. Mr Harris left the NHS in 2018 to concentrate on independent practice.
During the current COVID-19 crisis, Mr Harris has volunteered to return to the NHS on a temporary basis to support the National effort in whatever way possible.
In line with Government and Public Health England advice on the ‘stay alert’ policy and ‘social distancing’ that continues to be in place, Mr Harris has limited capacity for all out-patient clinics until the end of October. However, we are currently open and have restarted surgery with new precautions in place to ensure patient safety from COVID-19.