CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY

Jonathan is internationally known for his work in aesthetic and reconstructive craniofacial surgery. He is a leading voice in the field and has contributed much through academic and published work.

The speciality of craniofacial surgery uses operative techniques which cross from the skull and into the face and are used to correct major developmental syndromes of the head and face such as Crouzon Syndrome, Treacher Collins Syndrome, craniofacial cancers and Plagiocephaly.

Specialist craniofacial techniques often form part of larger integrated programmes of care from birth to maturity. This broad approach has given Jonathan a deep understanding of the long-term, life-enhancing impact of surgery and has rewarded him with many lasting relationships with patients and families – a privilege reminiscent of the relationships associated with family general practice.

Craniofacial surgery requires knowledge from a broad spectrum of specialities and is therefore considered multidisciplinary. Jonathan’s craniofacial work at Great Ormond Street Hospital led to his award of the Syme Professor Medal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Please contact Jonathan to find out more about his craniofacial work.

L’Hopital Les Enfants Malades, Paris

Paris is the modern birthplace of craniofacial surgery, and this unit, now led by Dr Eric Arnaud, President Elect of the International Society, was founded by Dr Daniel Marchac.

Dr Marchac, a true pioneer of craniofacial surgery, trained both Dr Arnaud and Mr Jonathan Britto as Fellows in the latter part of their craniofacial apprenticeship, prior to their each assuming consultant responsibility.

The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

The craniofacial programme at ‘Sick Kids’ Toronto, Canada, is the biggest in the North Americas, and provides excellence in craniofacial care and research. Jonathan Britto was craniofacial fellow for a year in 2003-4 prior to his consultant appointment in the UK.

He was delighted to have been invited back as the Vale Visiting Professor to the department in the Summer of 2014.

The Craniofacial Unit, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

The craniofacial unit at ‘GOS’ is one of the four UK designated centres in craniofacial surgery, providing UK and international craniofacial care under the benchmark auspices of NHS England. Jonathan Britto began his craniofacial training as Fellow to the unit in the late 1990’s, and was later appointed to an Honorary consultancy in 2006, before taking up a substantive consultant post in 2008 in conjunction with his consultancy in the Transitional and Adult Craniofacial Service at University College Hospitals.