In this “Giants of Plastic Surgery” episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Peter Neligan FRCS(I), FRCSC, FACS joins us on the first day of his retirement to reflect on his glistening career, family life, illness, and how he achieved success in Plastic Surgery.
Read a classic PRS Global Open article by Dr. Neligan and co-authors Guillermo Artero MD, Marina Ulla MD, and Claudio Angrigiani MD—"Bilateral Anatomic Variation of Anterolateral Thigh Flap in the Same Individual:” https://bit.ly/NeliganDeepCuts
Dr Peter C. Neligan received his medical education at the University of Dublin, Trinity College, graduating MB, BCh, BAO in 1975. He obtained his FRCS in general surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1980 and subsequently trained in Plastic Surgery in Dublin. In 1983 he moved to Toronto for fellowship training at the University of Toronto, completing fellowships in surgical research, pediatric plastic surgery, microvascular surgery, and burn surgery.
Having obtained his FRCS in Plastic Surgery, Dr. Neligan established practice in Sudbury, Ontario in 1987 before returning to the University of Toronto in 1991 to take up a position at the Wellesley Hospital as Director of the Ross Tilley Burn Unit.
In 1993 he moved to Toronto General Hospital where he specialized in oncologic reconstruction and reconstructive microsurgery. Dr. Neligan served as Chief of Plastic Surgery at TGH from 1996 until 2007. In 1996 he was appointed Chair of the University Division of Plastic Surgery. In 1999 he was appointed the Wharton Chair in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, the first endowed chair in Plastic Surgery in Canada. Dr. Neligan moved to Seattle, WA in July 2007 where he is now a Professor at the University of Washington in the Departments of Surgery and Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery. He is active in numerous societies, and is past president of the Plastic Surgery Foundation, The American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery and the North American Skull Base Society. Dr. Neligan currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is a past member of the Board of Directors for the American Head and Neck Society. He is the immediate past Chair of the Advisory Council for Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery at the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Neligan has authored 7 books, over 70 book chapters, and over 170 peer-reviewed papers. He is the series editor of the third edition of the 6-volume set, Plastic Surgery, considered to be the bible of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has made over 200 peer-reviewed presentations at national and international meetings as well as delivering numerous invited lectures. He has served as Visiting Professor to numerous institutions nationally and internationally. He sits on the Editorial Board of five journals and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery.
Your host, Dr. Vimal Gokani, is a senior Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in London, England.
This episode was produced & edited by Dr. George Adigbli, an academic Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in Oxford & Aylesbury, England.
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