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FRCS (Plast)

Cath Hernon has been a consultant plastic, hand and reconstructive surgeon at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust since 2010.

She completed her specialist training in plastic and reconstructive surgery in the Yorkshire region and then gained further experience in hand surgery by undertaking hand fellowship posts in Leeds and the St Andrews centre for plastic surgery and burns in Chelmsford.

She also spent a year as a microsurgical fellow in Taiwan gaining further experience in microsurgical and nerve reconstruction at the E-Da hospital in Kaohsiung and at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taipei.

Prior to starting her consultant post she spent a sabbatical in Norrland’s University Hospital in Umea, Sweden furthering her experience in the surgical treatment of upper limb spasticity.

Her specialist interests are adult hand surgery, peripheral nerve and brachial plexus injury, upper limb spasticity and microsurgery.

Role within the Hand Transplant Team:

  • Surgeon