Consultant Profile

Mr Christopher Avery

Mr Christopher Avery MD, MChir, FDSRCS, FRCS, FRCS (OMFS).
Practicing at:
Spire Leicester Hospital
  • Oncology
    • Head and neck oncology
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
    • Facial surgery
    • Head and neck surgery
    • Maxillofacial surgery
    • Oral Surgery
Special clinical interests:

Head and neck cancer including cancer of the oral cavity and jaws. Parotid and Salivary Gland surgery. Facial and orbital trauma. Facial skin surgery. General anaesthetic dental extraction service. Oral and Facial Reconstruction.

Research interests:

Mr Avery is Head of the Leicester Maxillofacial research group and Chairman of the Head & Neck Cancer Multidisciplinary team in Leicester. The team have strong research links with the Molecular Oncology and Engineering departments at the University of Leicester and in Budapest. There are a number of clinical and basic science research students studying for a higher degree. Mr Avery is a member of the British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Research Trainers Group and Regional Head & Neck oncology lead for the National Institute of Health Research, UK.
As a result of his strong research interests, Mr Avery has published over 80 papers in peer reviewed journals and a number of book chapters. Mr Avery’s main areas of research include:

  • oral cancer
  • facial reconstruction techniques
  • finite element analysis and bioengineering
  • facial trauma 
  • management of salivary gland tumours

His research team also present work at surgical meetings and Leicester is currently a UK “hotspot” for Maxillofacial presentations and publications

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Oncology
Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust - Leicester Royal Infirmary

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

UK Specialist Surgical Lists for Oral Surgery and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery certification
Fellow of the British and International Associations of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
Fellow of the International Academy of Oral Oncologists
Member of the European Academy of Facial Plastic SurgeryEditorial board member of several professional journals
Chairman of the University Hospitals of Leicester Head and Neck Cancer Multidisciplinary Team
Regional Research Lead for Cancer Research Network UK, National Institute Health Research

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0116 265 3685
Private secretary telephone number:
0116 272 9008
Private secretary fax:
0116 272 9009
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Monday evenings 6.30 - 9.00pm
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Avery studied Dentistry at Bristol University (BDS 1984) and read Medicine at Cambridge University (MBBChir 1992). He  obtained Higher Surgical Fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in Dental/Oral Surgery (FDSRCS) in 1988, in Surgery in General (FRCS) in 1994 and in Maxillofacial Surgery (FRCS) in 1999. Mr Avery was also awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal College of Surgeons. In 2006 he gained the degree of Master of Surgery (MChir) from Cambridge University for research into techniques of oral reconstruction, and in 2015 was awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) for research on reducing the morbidity associated with major head and neck cancer and reconstructive surgery.

General interests include minor oral surgery and oral mucosal disease. His special interests include oral cancer, salivary gland surgery and facial trauma. Mr Avery also undertakes dental extractions under general anaesthetic (on a day-case patient basis) for patients declining dental treatment under local anaesthetic or sedation.

Personal profile:

Mr Avery is a keen sportsman and enjoys squash, cricket and football.

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Mr Christopher Avery

Mr Christopher Avery Oncology & Oral and maxillofacial surgery Consultant, Leicester, private hospital specialist.

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