Simon Heppell, OBE MB. Chb. FRCSEd (Plast) qualified in medicine at the University of Leicester in 1993.
He continued his surgical training in Military Hospitals in Woolwich and Aldershot before Leicester, London, Frimley Park and Southampton. During this time he attained FRCS(Ed) whilst at Southampton and FRCSEd(plast) whilst at Oxford.
Mr Heppell's Plastic Surgery training started in 1996 at Royal Hospital Haslar and continued at East Grinstead, Stoke Mandeville, Salisbury and Oxford. Throughout this period Mr Heppell received a thorough training in all aspects of Plastic Surgery including Breast Surgery, Hand Surgery, Burns, Craniofacial Surgery and Reconstruction. After passing the specialist Plastic Surgery examinations FRCS(Plast) he then departed these shores for a specialist fellowship in Breast Reconstructive Surgery in Toronto, Canada and a Microvascular Reconstruction fellowship in Winnipeg, Canada.
Mr Heppell has published several articles and is a contributor to the book 'Oxford Handbook in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery'.
As a member of the Royal Army Medical Corps Mr Heppell has worked in Northern Ireland, Germany, Cyprus, Afghanistan and South Sudan.
Mr Heppell took up his NHS post as Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in 2007, his specialist interests include all aspects of Breast Surgery (Reconstruction and Cosmetic), Massive weight loss and Microvascular Reconstruction.
Married to a GP he now lives in the Portsmouth area with his wife and two boys, they all enjoy travelling, skiing and sport.