Miss Judith (Jude) Hunter is a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Imperial College NHS and Private Healthcare. She is also part of a network of consultants for SkinHealth UK.
She trained for over 12 years in plastic surgery in Cambridge, London, Swansea and Australia before becoming a Consultant. This included two years of research utilising new technology for early skin cancer diagnosis in primary care at the University of Cambridge, culminating in an MD Research degree, and nearly three years of focussed training as a fellow in microsurgery both in London and Australia. She was awarded the FRCS (Plast) in 2011 and has been on the GMC specialist register for plastic surgery in the UK since 2013. She graduated from medical school at the University of Cambridge with first class honours.
In addition to having an MD research degree, she has over 25 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and has presented widely at national and international meetings. She has a strong teaching interest and is a faculty member on the MS oncoplastics course at the University of East Anglia, has set up a microsurgery simulation lab in her current post, is a judge at a national core training surgical simulation competition, is a faculty member of the Imperial FRCS (Plast) viva course and is setting up a flap simulation course for 2017.
She mainly performs microsurgical breast reconstruction using DIEP and TUG flaps, as well as breast symmetrisation, reduction, augmentation and body contouring. She is also on call for the major trauma centre at St Mary's, providing plastic surgery support for hand and lower limb cases, as well as providing reconstructive input for cardiac and renal patients at Hammersmith Hospital.
She has set up a new spoke clinic at Northwick Park Hospital, which strengthens the links with the breast surgeons there, so that the pathway for patients from that geographical area is made smoother. She very much enjoys guiding her patients through their breast reconstruction journey and is well known for her attention to detail, caring attitude and positive outlook.