Mr Jorge Leon-Villapalos

Contact information

T: Secretary 020 3315 2779
E: jorge.leon-villapalos@chelwest.nhs.uk

Service

Surgery

Specialities

Burns, Plastic Surgery


Professional expertise

  • Burns Surgery
  • Treatment of conditions with extensive skin loss and necrosis such as necrotizing fasciitis
  • meningococcal septicaemia
  • and toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • General Plastic Surgery and the reconstruction and management of scars of all aetiologies

Profile

Dr Jorge Leon-Villapalos is the Paediatric Lead Clinician of the Burns Unit. Prior to this, Dr Leon-Villapalos was Consultant in Plastic Surgery and Burns at the St Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns in Chelmsford, Essex. This unit, part of the London and South East of England Burn Network, is also one of the leading Burns Units in the country. He was also a Fellow in Adult and Paediatric Burns and Adult and Paediatric Burns Intensive Care at the Shriners Hospital for Burned Children in Galveston, Texas, USA which is one of the busiest and most recognised paediatric burns units in the world. Dr Leon-Villapalos specialises in Burns Surgery and other conditions with extensive skin loss and necrosis such as necrotizing fasciitis, meningococcal septicaemia, and toxic epidermal necrolysis. He also specialises in General Plastic Surgery and the reconstruction and management of scars of all aetiologies. Dr Leon-Villapalos regularly teaches. He is Instructor for the Emergency Management of Severe Burns courses, the only recognised courses in the UK for acute management of burn injuries, and he also teaches burns care for allied health and other professionals such as the London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade. Dr Leon-Villapalos has presented at national and international burns conferences and has published in the Burns and Plastic Surgery literature.

Other contributions

Pediatric Lead Clinician of the Burns Unit


Qualifications

MBBS MSc DIC FRCS (Plast)

GMC number

4071808

Memberships

British Burns Association and the International Society for Burn Injuries, British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon (BAPRAS), American Burns Association (AMA), General Medical Council (GMC), British Medical Association (BMA), International Society for the study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA)

Spoken languages

English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese