Dr. Ernesto Azzopardi MD, PhD, MSc Surg, MRCSEd, MRCSEng (Ad Eundem), Dip Spec Laser FRSB, FRCSEd (Plast)
Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon / GMC: 6154797
Dr Azzopardi is a plastic reconstructive aesthetic surgeon with a subspecialist interest in cutaneous laser surgery. Following the completion of UK-based training, and entry to the specialist register for plastic surgery, he furthered his interest in cutaneous laser surgery through prestigious super-specialist fellowships in Swansea, Milan, and London, where he is the incumbent Joint BAPRAS/ BAAPS Aesthetic Surgery Fellow.
After being conferred his PhD with distinction from Cardiff University UK, he proceeded to become an accomplished researcher, rapidly developing key opinion leadership in his chosen field. He is an Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group) and has published in world-leading journals including the Lancet, the British Journal of Surgery and speciality-leading journals.
His cutting-edge work has been internationally recognised through various awards including the Royal College of Surgeons in England’s Hunterian Professorship and Medal, the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh’s Syme Medal, the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery President’s Medal, the British Burns Association’s T Jackson Award, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s Travelling Fellowship, the Price-Thomas Travelling Fellowship, the BAPRAS/ BAAPS Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship (incumbent), and multiple funding awards.
This background informs his clinical practice with a depth of knowledge and he grounds it in current best evidence. His research ethos is inclusive and interdisciplinary. Dr Azzopardi firmly believes in the principle of life-long learning and teaching as key to nurturing the next generation of leaders in the field.
Dr Azzopardi’s subspecialist interest is high energy devices, including Laser, Intense Pulsed Light, Laser Assisted Drug Delivery (LADD), Jet Volumetric Rejuvenation, Endolift®, micro-liposculpture and their use in combination with conventional techniques, such as dermal fillers, botulinum toxin injection, and scar subscision,
His expertise extends to laser in all its modalities including ablative, non-ablative and Gigawatt / Picosecond Laser for the management of problematic scars (hypertrophic, atrophic and keloid) skin rejuvenation, sun damaged skin, facial skin laxity, pigmentation and vascular lesions, stretch marks, acne scarring.
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