Alex Ramsden graduated from Glasgow University in 1996. He completed his general surgical training in Newcastle upon Tyne. A two-year period of research at the Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust (RAFT) culminated in the award of an MD from the University of London.
Mr Ramsden then worked for the British Antarctic Survey and spent a successful year in Antarctica providing medical cover to a large team of scientists. A period of specialist plastic surgical training followed in London and North East England with successful completion of his CCT and FRCS (Plast) fellowship examination.
Mr Ramsden has undertaken Fellowship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital supported by a bursary from the British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. He studied all aspects of microvascular reconstruction for one year.
He has worked in the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre since 2010. Mr Ramsden has a busy practice in bone infection and microvascular reconstruction. He was the first Plastic Surgeon to be an EBJIS fellow in 2017 and is the lead Plastic Surgeon for the Oxford Bone Infection Unit.
Mr Ramsden is also driven to achieve long term functional improvements for patients with lymphoedema. He feels that lymphoedema patients have been neglected by doctors and especially surgeons for many years. He spent time operating and training in Tokyo with Professor Isao Koshima at the University of Tokyo. This was a great opportunity to update on the latest developments in supermicrosurgery and visit the team who pioneered this innovative treatment utilised in the Oxford Lymphoedema Practice.