Professor Simon Kay in the news
Professor Simon Kay was listed in The Times' Good Surgeon Guide on 10 December 2011 and in Tatler magazine's annual supplement Doctors Guide 2013 which listed the UK's top 250 doctors.
Read more about Professor Kay's listing in Tatler's Doctors Guide
Professor Kay and Spire Leeds Hospital played a leading role in the reconstructive surgery of Harry Berger, one of Derrick Bird's shooting victims in Cumbria on 2 June 2010.
Following his initial treatments in Carlisle, Harry was taken to Spire Leeds hospital where Professor Kay removed a section of muscle from the side of Harry's torso and used it to rebuild his arm muscles. Much of this kind of reconstructive plastic surgery owes its development to "the lesson from Belfast and Afghanistan," according to Professor Kay.
Read more about Harry Berger and Professor Kay on the Guardian website.
Professor Simon Kay also hit the headlines in January 2013 after performing the first hand transplant in the UK at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust.