Mr Matt Ives studied medicine at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine in London. Following foundation training on the South Coast of England and in Central London, he undertook his basic surgical training in Kent, Surrey and Sussex, where he worked at the famous plastic surgery centre, Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead. He then completed his higher plastic surgery training in the Pan Thames rotation, including posts at the world renowned St Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns in Chelmsford, Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London.
Mr Ives completed a fellowship in hand trauma at St Andrews, Chelmsford. He also completed the coveted extremity reconstruction fellowship at Imperial, based in the Major Trauma Centre, at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington.
He passed the FRCS(plast) in 2015 and entered the GMC register for plastic surgery in 2017.
He was appointed a consultant at St Mary’s in 2017 and has been responsible for the implementation of the hand trauma service at the hospital, alongside his other clinical work.
Mr Ives’ clinical interests include both elective hand and hand trauma surgery, lower limb soft tissue reconstruction in the context of open fractures and also isolated soft tissue reconstruction, including microsurgical reconstruction. He is also interested in the management of both acute and chronic wounds including burns. He is experienced in skin surgery for both benign and malignant lesion and is very experienced in the skills of scar revision.
Outside of clinical practice Mr Ives leads the teaching program for the plastic surgery Pan Thames registrar training and holds a diploma in postgraduate clinical education.