Professor Simon Kay OBE FRCS

Simon is a Plastic Surgeon and Professor of Hand Surgery at the University of Leeds. He has spent his career treating major nerve injuries, and abnormalities and injuries in children’s hands; and he has integrated psychological care into the surgical system, working closely between the disciplines. 

In the last ten years he has developed and led the UK Hand Transplant program, and paid particular attention to the ethical problems with which this practice is beset.  He is a keen educator and debater and enjoys finding the strengths and weakness of each case, whilst cheerfully challenging orthodoxies.