- Medical School: Royal Free and University College Medical School, London
- Qualification: MB BS
- Date of award: 1993
- Professional College: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
- Qualification: FRCS(Ed) - Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
- Date of award: 1998
- Professional College: Royal College of Surgeons of England
- Qualification: FRCSPlast - Specialist Fellowship in Plastic Surgery
- Date of award: 2006
- Other degree or qualification: University of London
- Qualification: MSc - Master of Science
- Date of award: 1999
Awards and Prizes
Pharmacology Prize (1993)- 2nd MB
MSc Research Grant (1995) - Royal Free Hospital
Travelling Scholarship for Cancer Reconstruction(2006)- BAPRAS
Hospital and Trust activities
I am part of the Breast cancer Reconstruction team based at the Parapet Clinic in Windsor. I am also the Surgical Lead for Skin Cancer in the Trust.
I am part of the East Berkshire Oncology Group (EBOG) which makes policy decisions on improving care for cancer patients.
Clinical Excellence Award
Local: Level 1
Professional affiliations and memberships
- Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh - FRCS Ed
- British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons - BAPRAS.
- Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons in Plastic Surgery - FRCS(Plast)
International Confederation of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - IPRAS.
I am the Research and Project Development Consultant in the department and regularly organise research projects to help optimize patient care.
Mr Uppal was born in Hillingdon, Middlesex and grew up around Berkshire. He went to medical school at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, London. At medical school he was an active member of the Rowing team and Tennis club. He participated in many competitions and one year undertook a sponsored four-day row from Oxford to London. He also represented the college tennis team in Trinity College, Dublin. He qualified in Medicine and Surgery in 1993 and was awarded a Prize in Pharmacology at his final examinations at the University of London.
He became a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons in 1998 following completion of his junior surgical training. He went on to pursue his interest in research and undertook a clinical trial of a new medicine that improved wound healing. He was awarded a Master of Science (MSc) degree at University College London for this thesis in 1999. His work was published in medical journals in the United States.
Mr Uppal has worked in teaching hospitals in London including Guys and St Thomas' Hospital, St Bartholomew's Hospital and St George's Hospital. He has been fortunate to work with many leading surgeons in the UK and Europe. He was made a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons in Plastic Surgery FRCS(Plast) as a result of his experience and work.
International Experience: Mr Uppal has spent three months living and working in Belgium to further specialise in his sub specialty interest of Breast Cancer Reconstruction. He has travelled to meetings in France, Belgium, Italy and the US to keep up to date with the latest techniques and continues to do so.
Lectures: Mr Uppal is a regular lecturer at the Royal College of Radiologists in Sentinel node biopsy for malignant melanoma. He helped to develop a new technique using ultrasound measurement of node depth for patients with melanoma. He has published this technique in the European Journal of Plastic Surgery. He also lectures at the Hellenic Centre and Thames Valley University.
NHS Consultant Appointment: Heatherwood and Wexham NHS Trust
The trust has a catchment area of almost a million people around the Windsor, Ascot, Slough and Reading area. In the NHS, Mr Uppal treats common skin cancers, breast conditions, birth defects, burns, road accidents and performs breast reconstruction, hand surgery and microsurgery.
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