Curriculum vitae


Educated at University of Birmingham Medical School

Graduated 1995 with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB).  Awarded Honours in Pharmacology

Master of Philosophy degree in Surgery

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons with specialist qualification in Plastic Surgery FRCS(Plast.)

Awarded MacGregor Medal for highest mark in FRCS(Plast.) examination 2007

Teaching / Training activities

Teaches and Course Organiser for West Midlands Advanced Plastic Surgery Course – lectures on Plastic Surgery for plastic surgery trainees

Educational supervisor for International Fellows in Plastic Surgery and trainer of plastic surgery doctors at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham


Improving keratinocyte delivery for clinical use. D. L. Chester. Master of Philosophy Thesis. University of Birmingham. Awarded 2004.

The APLS Course – A surgical trainee’s perspective. D.L. Chester. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England Bulletin. 2001. 10, 83:345

A prospective, randomised, controlled trial comparing ‘early active extension’ with ‘passive extension using a dynamic splint’ in the rehabilitation of extensor tendon injuries’ . D.L. Chester, S. Beale, J.Nancarrow, O.G. Titley. Journal of Hand Surgery (British and European Volume). 2002. 27B: 3:283-288

Adverse alteration of wound flora with topical negative pressure therapy. D.L. Chester, R.A Waters. British Journal of Plastic Surgery. 2002. 55:510-511

Capacitance coupling and diathermy burns. D.L. Chester. British Journal of Plastic Surgery. 2002. 55:705

A review of burns websites – selected Internet viewings. D.L. Chester. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. 2003: 85:139

Clinical audit of tissue expansion complications, N. White, D.L. Chester, J. Ward, R. Papini. British Journal of Plastic Surgery. 2003: 56:426

Combined diathermy insulation and smoke suction. D.L. Chester, O.G.Titley. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England: 2004: 86: 130

The management of pretibial lacerations by Accident and Emergency units in the West Midlands. A. Davis, D.L. Chester, K.P. Allison, P.M. Davison. Journal of Wound Care. 2004: Volume 13: 5-7

Skin and skin substitutes in Burn Management. D.L. Chester, R. Papini. Trauma. 2004: 6:1-13

A-A, arterialised, venous, flow-through, free flap for simultaneous digital revascularisation and soft tissue reconstruction – revisited. O.G. Titley, D.L. Chester, A.Park. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2004: 53:185-91

A review of the use of pre-confluent keratinocytes for grafting. D.L. Chester, D. Balderson, R. Papini. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation. 2004: 25:266-75

Combined Bennett’s fracture and STT dislocation secondary to lightning injury R.Y.Kannan, D.L.Chester, O.G. Titley. Journal of Trauma. 2004: 57: 1351-3

Re: Prospective analysis of the outcome of subpectoral augmentation: sensory changes, muscle function, and body image. D.L. Chester, E. Hodgson, A. Khanna Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2005: 115: 1781

Non-accidental burns in children – are we neglecting neglect? D.L. Chester, R.M. Jose, E. Aldlyami, H. King, N. Moiemen. Burns. 2006 32: 222-8

A comparison of post-operative pain between DIEP and extended latissimus dorsi flaps in breast reconstruction A. Misra, D. L. Chester, A. Park   Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006 117(4):1108-12

Bilateral congenital calcinosis of the thumb N. White, D.L. Chester, A. Khanna. Journal of Hand Surgery (British and European Volume). 2006:31:522-3

Analgesic Prescription for facial skin surgery: Necessity or Luxury? D. Mendonca, D.L. Chester, W. Kisku, W. Jaffe. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery: 2007: 60: 1164

The “pincer flap” and its use in facial reconstruction D.L. Chester, O.G. Titley. European Journal of Plastic Surgery. 2007: 30: 63

Chemical Burns –  a review. R. Seth, D.L. Chester, N. Moiemen. Trauma. 2007: 9:81-94

Is Plastic Surgery a NICE specialty? R. Warner, D.L. Chester, EDITORIAL. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. 2008: 61: 859-863

The evolution of a Hand Surgery Day Unit C. Dillon, D.L. Chester, O.G. Titley Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2009 Oct;91(7):559-64. Epub 2009 Aug 14.