Professor Kayvan Shokrollahi LLM FRCS (Plast) is a consultant Burns, Plastic and Laser Surgeon in Liverpool and an international authority in the subject are of scarring as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Scars, Burns & Healing – the world’s only scientific scar journal. He gained his Master of Law degree with commendation in 2005 and has extensive experience on medico-legal practice across a range of subject areas relevant to his broad expertise.
He is clinical lead for the Mersey Regional Burns Service and was appointed by NHS England as Clinical Lead for the Northern Burn Network of Burns services across the north of England. He is also medical director of The Katie Piper Foundation Scar and Burns Charity, and clinical director of the charity’s national residential scar and burns rehabilitation centre. He is also Associate Editor of the Journal Annals of Plastic surgery, since 2007.
He deals with a wide spectrum of acute and elective adult and paediatric patients across of range of plastic surgery, reconstructive and cosmetic problems from a wide regional catchment of 5 million people including Wales and Isle of Man, as well as quaternary referrals for complex cases including from other burns and plastic surgery services nationally. He also undertakes private practice relating the broad areas of plastic surgery and lasers from a number of hospitals in the region, and has national expertise in the area of assessment and treatment of scarring.
Prof Shokrollahi has published over eighty peer-reviewed articles in cited research journals and numerous book chapters in a wide range of areas related to plastic surgery giving him unique knowledge and insight into the field as a whole. He is an authority on the subject of consent, the subject of his law thesis. He was advisor to the Cosmetic Surgery Interspecialty Committee of the Royal College of Surgeons set up as a result of the Keogh review as part of the Training and Accreditation subcommittee.
He holds a national clinical excellence award and has been involved in a number of key policy committees including 2017-18 – Concept of Operations for Mass Casualties (Burns) Task and Finish group, 2017-2019 – UK National Burn Care Standards Review Group, 2018 – Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards, Department of Health and Vice-chair of the British Burn Association.