Regenerative and reconstructive medicine

Theme Leads:

Mr Tony Belli | Prof Ann Logan

Projects underway:

  • Cranial-facial reconstruction
  • Improving patient outcomes after ocular trauma
  • Post-traumatic brain injury

Related publications:

Regenerative medicine is a large topic, covering the complex, interconnecting treatments and processes involved with helping patients recover from trauma.

Can I get involved?

QEHB Charity raises funds for research at the hospital and will ensure your donation goes to the project you want to support. To donate to this important research into life-threatening injuries, visit the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Charity website.

How will this research help people?

Mr Sat Parmar is developing new approaches to cranial-facial reconstruction using 3D modelling of plates which can eventually be absorbed by the body after healing.

Wing Commander Rob Scott is working on ways of improving the treatment of patients with eye injuries, and Mr Tony Belli is leading research to better understand the long-term effects of brain injuries.

The centre has long-term plans to develop regenerative medicine capacity, working with the US Army Institute for Surgical Research and the US Department of Defence’s Armed Forces Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

What sort of problems can patients suffer after surviving trauma?

Despite the best possible care, trauma patients often face major challenges after initial treatment, and need extensive reconstructive and regenerative work.