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Miss Judith Hunter is a Senior Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeon specialising in breast reconstruction; breast reduction; breast uplift (mastopexy) and breast augmentation. Miss Hunter has extensive experience in body contouring, including abdominoplasty (tummy tuck); brachioplasty (arm lift); inner thigh lift and liposuction. Miss Hunter sees patients in London at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and within Imperial Private Healthcare at Charing Cross Hospital, The Lindo Wing, St Mary’s Hospital, the Lister Hospital, King Edward VII Hospital and Parkside. Miss Hunter is listed on the General Medical Council Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery and is a member of BAPRAS, the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons.

Miss Hunter read medicine at Cambridge, graduating with a First Class Honours degree and attaining her FRCS (Plast) in 2011 and her specialist registration in plastic surgery in 2013; she has undertaken three microsurgery fellowships, at the Royal Marsden and St Thomas’s Hospitals in London and a year in Australia, for which she was awarded the Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowship from the Royal Society of Medicine.

Miss Hunter has a special interest in all forms of breast reconstruction, especially using free tissue transfer (DIEP); transverse upper gracilis (TUG) and breast symmetrisation; in addition to body contouring surgery after massive weight loss.

Miss Hunter very much enjoys guiding her patients through their breast reconstruction journey and is known for her attention to detail, caring approach and positive outlook.

Miss Hunter has established a breast reconstruction spoke clinic at Northwick Park Hospital, working alongside fellow breast surgeons, so making it easier for patients in North West London. Partly as a response to COVID 19, Miss Hunter has set up and chairs a weekly Oncoplastic Breast MDT meeting for all breast and plastic surgery colleagues in the sector to ensure patient safety and consensus. Together with breast oncology surgeons from Imperial, Ealing and Northwick Park, she is developing her practice in lymphaticovenous anastomoses, to reduce the incidence and effects of lymphoedema (arm swelling) after axillary lymph node surgery. Alongside her colleagues at Imperial, she has been working with the pioneers of the LYMPHA procedure in Genoa.

Miss Hunter supports the major trauma centres on call at St Mary’s and Charing Cross Hospitals for extremity trauma to aid with complex wound repair.

In addition to an MD research degree, Miss Hunter has over 30 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and has presented 31 papers at national and international meetings; her primary research interests are in the anatomical basis of flaps; pre-operative imaging of free flaps and outcomes in breast reconstruction surgery. Miss Hunter has been an invited speaker for international webinars organised by Stryker and Imperial College.

Miss Hunter has a strong teaching interest and is a faculty member on the MS oncoplastics course at the University of East Anglia and in her current post, she has set up a microsurgery simulation lab.  Miss Hunter is a judge at a national core training surgical simulation competition; a faculty member of the Imperial FRCS (Plast) viva course and in 2017, set up a flap simulation course. In recognition of her contributions, Miss Hunter has been made an honorary lecturer at the University of East Anglia.

In her spare time Miss Hunter enjoys cooking and entertaining friends, together with her husband Eric; travelling; skiing; swimming; going to the theatre and walking with their dog, Havana.

Research & publications

Grinsell, D.G. & Hunter, J.E. (2016) An algorithm to optimise assessment of abdominal computed tomography angiograms (CTAs) in breast reconstruction. Frontiers in plastic surgery. [submitted]

Hunter, J.E., Drew, P.J., Potokar, T.S., Dickson, W. & Hemington-Gorse, S.J. (2016) Albumin resuscitation in burns; a hybrid regime to mitigate fluid creep. Scars, Burns and Healing, Jan-Dec, 2: 2059513116642083

Hunter, J.E., Dower, D.R., Lardi, A.M. & Farhadi, J. (2015) Evolution from TUG to PAP for breast reconstruction-comparison and refinements of technique. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg, Jul, 68(7), 960-5

Hunter, J.E., Mackey, S.P., Boca, R. & Harris, P.A. (2014) Microvascular modifications to optimize the transverse upper gracilis flap for breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg, Jun, 133(6), 1315-25

Stammers, J., Williams, D., Hunter, J., Vesely, M. & Nielsen, D. (2013) The impact of trauma centre designation on open tibial fracture management. Ann R Coll Surg Engl, Apr, 95(3), 184-7

Williams, D., Stammers, J., Zainul Abdin, S., Berber, O., Hunter, J., Leckenby, J., Vesely, M. & Nielson, D. (2011) The management of open tibial fractures: the experience of a London trauma centre injury extra, 42 (9), Sept 2011, 136 doi:10.1016/j.injury.2011.06.315

Emery, J.D., Hunter, J., Watson, A.J., Hall, P., Moncrieff, M. & Walter, F.M. (2010) Accuracy of SIAscopy for pigmented skin lesions encountered in primary care: development and validation of a new diagnostic algorithm. BMC Dermatol, Sept 25, 10, 9

Hunter, J.E. & Josty, I.C. (2010) Protecting microvascular anastomoses from desiccation during lengthy procedures. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg, May, 63(5):e494

Hunter, J.E. & Laing, J.H.E. (2010) Demand management in plastic surgery for low priority procedures: the Welsh experience. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg, Nov, 63(11), 1778-86

Naderi, N., Hunter, J.E. & Boyce, D.E. (2010) Digital nerve tumour: duped by Dupuytren’s disease. J Hand Surg Eur Vol, May, 35(4), 329-30

Kitcat, M., Hunter, J.E. & Malata, C.M. (2009) Sciatic neuroma presenting forty years after above-knee amputation. Open Orthopaedics Journal, (3) 125-7

Hawkins, S., Hunter & J., Drew, P. (2009) Domestic automated air fresheners: a significant burns risk to smokers. Burns, Nov, 35(7):1036-7

Hunter, J.E., Gilbert, P.M., Dheansa, B.S. (2009) Correction of postburn superior pole breast deformity and macromastia – a novel approach. Burns, Aug, 35(5), 746-9

Hunter, J.E., Hemington-Gorse, S.J., Potokar, T.S., Drew, P.J. & Dickson, W.A. (2009) Fluid creep in colloid resuscitated burns patients: Is less more? Volume 35, Supplement 1, September, S14 (Abstr)

Hall, P.N., Hunter, J.E., Walter, F.M. & Norris, P. (2008) Use of a spectrophotometric intracutaneous device in the real-time diagnosis of melanoma in the setting of a melanoma screening clinic. Br J Dermatol, 158 (2), 420-42

Hunter, J.E. (2008) The dark side of warfarin. Response to ‘Most patients at risk of stroke fail to get adequate anticoagulation’. BMJ 2008, 337, a1529, article ID: 337/sep04_1/a1529

Hunter, J.E., Hazari, A. & Gupta, A. (2008) Safe, tension-free stabilisation of retrieved flexor tendon ends. J Hand Surg Eur, Vol. 2008 Apr, 33(2), 220-1

Hunter, J.E. & Malata, C.M. (2007) Refinements of the LeJour vertical mammaplasty skin pattern for skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg, May, 60(5), 471-81

Hunter, J.E., Teot, L., Horch, R. & Banwell, P. (2007) Evidence-based medicine: Vacuum assisted closure (VAC) in wound care management. Int Wound J, Sep, 4(3), 256-69

Hunter, J.E., Wraight, W. & Dheansa, B. (2007) Unrealistic expectations of plastic surgery trainees entering MMC. Ann R Coll Surg Engl (Suppl), 89, 75

Hunter, J., Moncrieff, M., Hall, P., Emery, J., Walter, F. & Cotton (2006) SIAscopy: an effective new approach for triaging pigmented skin lesions in primary care. Melanoma Research, Sept, Vol 16 S 87

Hunter, J., Moncrieff, M., Hall, P., Emery, J., Walter, F. & Cotton, S. (2006) A comparison of dermoscopy and SIAscopy for pigmented lesions in primary care. (Abstr) Dermatology, March, 212(3), 287

Hunter, J., Moncrieff, M., Hall, P., Walter, F., Emery, J., Cotton, S. & Burrows, N. (2006) Diagnostic characteristics of SIAscopy versus dermoscopy for pigmented skin lesions presenting in primary care (Abstr). British Journal of Dermatology, July, 155(Suppl 1), 47

Hunter, J., Walter, F., Emery, J., Cotton, S., Moncrieff, M. & Hall, P. (2006) The diagnostic accuracy of GPs and the SIAscope in the assessment of pigmented skin lesions in primary care (Abstr). Fam Pract, 23, Supplement 1

Hunter, J., Malata, C.M., Hodgson, E.L. & Purushotham, A.D. (2005) Refinements in the LeJour vertical mammaplasty skin pattern for skin sparing mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction (Abstr). British Journal of Plastic Surgery, January, 58(1), 128.

Rogers, R.D., Everitt, B.J., Baldacchino, A., Blackshaw, A.J., Swainson, R., Wynne, K., Baker, N.B., Hunter, J., Carthy, T., Booker, E., London, M., Deakin, J.F., Sahakian, B.J. & Robbins, T.W. (1999) Dissociable deficits in the decision-making cognition of chronic amphetamine abusers, opiate abusers, patients with focal damage to prefrontal cortex, and tryptophan-depleted normal volunteers: evidence for monoaminergic mechanisms. Neuropsychopharmacology, Apr, 20(4), 322-39

Miss Judith Hunter
Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeon