Wednesday 7th March 2018 from 5.30pm

‘Facing the world with scars from the Vietnam war’

Simon Eccles

Simon Eccles is a craniofacial plastic surgeon.  He initially trained as a dentist, qualifying from the London Hospital in 1985 and subsequently completed his medical degree at The Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School.  He trained as a plastic surgeon in London, and became a consultant at Charing Cross and the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 2002.

He specialises in craniofacial plastic surgery for children and adults and his special interests include the surgical management of craniosynostoses, vascular malformations and neurofibromatosis.

Alongside this, he became a surgeon for, and latterly a trustee of, the charity ‘Facing the World’.  He has operated on children from around the world, and this year will see his tenth visit to Vietnam to treat children and young adults whose craniofacial deformities are the result of Agent Orange.   ‘Facing the World ‘ now focuses on teaching and educating doctors from Vietnam, and Simon’s talk will focus on the work of this charity.



Please note the timings for the meeting:

5.15pm –  Tea/Coffee

5.45pm – Lecture

7.15pm – Close


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