Tim Goodacre is a recently NHS retired plastic surgeon with an Honorary contract at the Oxford Radcliffe University Hospitals. He is past President of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), 2011, and currently serves on the RCS(England) Council as BAPRAS elected representative. He is Vice President of EBOPRAS and sits on the ExCo of the Plastic Surgery section of UEMS – the European advisory body. He is on the Council and cases Committee of the Medical Defence Union, Trustee of the Blonde McIndoe Research Foundation, and Chair of Interface Uganda – a small charity supporting training and development of reconstructive services in east Africa. Tim is also a Patron of the British Association of Skin Camouflage.
A Londoner born and bred, he initially trained at St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School in London, Tim’s interest in plastic surgery was stimulated whilst in training as a general surgeon. He developed this interest during a period of two years spent working in a remote rural hospital in Tanzania from 1983-5. On return to the UK, he began formal training at Mt Vernon Hospital as Registrar. He moved to Queen Mary’s Hospital Roehampton for senior registrar training, and during this period kept a close interest in the development of reconstructive plastic surgery in the developing world, especially Africa. Following several visits to institutions overseas, he was appointed Consultant at the Radcliffe Infirmary Oxford in 1991, working on head and neck and cleft care especially, with Michael Poole running the craniofacial team. During his time in Oxford, the department has expanded from a 3 man team to one of 24 Consultants and numerous trainees today. His academic interests have developed across the spectrum of reconstructive plastic surgery.
He is particularly interested in the problems facing children with cleft related disorders, and current research involves the development of novel tissue expanders for paediatric work, the development of PROMS for cleft and related work, and the evaluation of role of early psychological intervention in cleft management.
Outside medicine, he is deputy Churchwarden of St Matthew’s Church, Oxford. He is an invited member of the Heneage Ogilvie Surgical Travelling Club, and also the Oxford Medical Club which has the distinction of being one of the country’s oldest medical clubs. He is a member of the Christian Medical Fellowship of the UK, and is also proud to be a senior member of the Oxford Medical Student’s Tingewick Society. Tim and his wife Katherine are members of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and he is also a passionate sports enthusiast (watching not playing mostly these days …) and as a member of the MCC watches as much cricket as time permits. He is also a keen follower of Oxford United Football Club as well as Tottenham Hotspur where his father grew up and he is a season ticket holder. He has two daughters and a son.
He spent two years in East Africa at a mission hospital undertaking general and plastic reconstructive surgical work. He is a fully accredited plastic and reconstructive surgeon, in full time practice for 15 years, a past member of the Council of British Association of Plastic Surgeons, currently an Examiner for the UK InterCollegiate Board in Plastic Surgery and a member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).
He is Regional Specialty Adviser in Plastic Surgery and a member of the Medical Defence Union Council. He is also Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Nuffield Department of Surgery, University of Oxford.