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Lt Col Steven Jeffery becomes Professor of Wound Study

21st March 2013

Lt Col Professor Steven Jeffery has become the fourth professor to join the Faculty of Health’s Tissue Viability Practice Development Unit at Birmingham City University (BCU).

Asked about this recent appointment, Stephen said: ‘I am very happy to be working with BCU towards advancing the knowledge of wound care.'

Steven joined the Royal Army Medical Corps as a student in 1986. He qualified from the universities of St Andrews and Manchester in 1989 and served as a Medical Officer with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders before completing his basic surgical training, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and of Glasgow. He completed three operational tours of duty in Northern Ireland during this time.

Having developed an interest in burns and other soft tissue injuries, he soon realised that the best way to pursue this interest would be in plastic surgery.

In 2007, the numbers of casualties coming back from conflicts abroad rapidly rose, and Selly Oak Hospital struggled to cope with the large numbers of casualties. Steve moved to Birmingham to be the city’s first military plastic surgeon, as well as to be part of the burns team. He has also completed three tours of Afghanistan.

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