Mr Christopher West
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
MB ChB, BMedSci, PhD, FRCS
I am a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Spire Leeds Hospital and Leeds Teaching Hospitals, and my cosmetic surgery practice is based in Leeds and York. I am a fully accredited, UK trained consultant plastic surgeon and on the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery.
I graduated from Sheffield Medical School with First class honours in medical science, and undertook my basic surgical training in Yorkshire, followed by specialist training in plastic and reconstructive surgery in Edinburgh and Dundee. I returned to Leeds to undertake an advanced training fellowship in sarcoma surgery and lower limb reconstruction and was appointed as consultant in 2020.
In 2018 I was awarded a highly prestigious Advanced Training Fellowship in cosmetic surgery, which is the highest recognised training programme in cosmetic surgery. This allowed me to train with world leading cosmetic surgeons using cutting edge techniques. I use this training to deliver bespoke treatment plans for my patients at Spire Leeds.
During my training I was awarded a PhD from the University of Edinburgh for my research on stem cells and tissue engineering, with a particular focus on stem cells in fat tissue, and the regenerative potential of fat grafting.
Throughout my career I have been involved in research. I have written multiple book chapters, published widely in the scientific and surgical literature and presented my work globally. I am involved in the training of junior plastic surgeons in Leeds, and I coordinate the successful Advanced Fellowship Training Programme.
I am a full member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon (BAPRAS), and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Christopher West at Spire include:
BMedSci / University of Sheffield / 2003
Bachelor of Medical Sciences
MBChB / University of Sheffield / 2004
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
PhD / University of Edinburgh / 2017
Doctor of Philosophy
General Medical Council (GMC) – Specialist Register in Plastic Surgery
British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer, The University of Leeds
Honorary Clinical Lecturer, The University of Edinburgh
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my wife (also a surgeon) and our two daughters. I watch any sport, and play golf badly.