Mr Jag Chana works as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon within one of the largest and most highly acclaimed Plastic Surgery Institutions in the UK. His NHS work which is based at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead specialises in complex forms of facial and breast reconstruction. He is renowned for his high level of technical skills which has translated well to a thriving Aesthetic Surgery private practice based on his reputation for delicate and meticulous surgery. He is actively involved in research and teaching with trainee surgeons visiting him from all over the world.
Mr Chana has had a distinguished career graduating in Medicine with a distinction in Surgery from London University in 1991. He undertook his training at various centres in London and has been awarded the FRCS and FRCS(Plast) by the Royal College of Surgeons. During his training he was awarded a scholarship by the British Association of Plastic Surgeons (BAPRAS) to undertake a year long sabbatical to train in complex forms of facial surgery at a specialist centre in Taiwan which leads the world in techniques of complex facial surgery and where he is now an invited Professor. As a result of this specialised training a large part of his practice is devoted to facial plastic surgery including facial rejuvenative surgery and rhinoplasty.
Mr Chana was first appointed a Consultant at Mt Vernon Hospital. After the second world war this was one of the first Plastic surgery units in the country from which the specialty of Plastic Surgery developed. This Department steadily grew to be the leading Plastic Surgery Unit in the UK with an international reputation. Surgeons from all over the country and indeed the world came to Mt Vernon for training as Plastic Surgeons and this was where Mr Chana undertook much of his training and was ultimately appointed a Consultant. In 2006 the plastic surgery unit moved to the Royal Free Hospital in London. The Mount Vernon Plastic Surgeons now continue their work, teaching and research from the Royal Free Hospital which is where Mr Chana is now based.
He has received a number of awards for his work in Plastic and Aesthetic surgery including the Lester Heinz Prize awarded by the British Association of Plastic Surgeons (BAPRAS), The Frank Cort Prize in Plastic Surgery, the Sylvia Lawlor Prize awarded by the Royal Society of Medicine and the prestigious Hackett Memorial Prize awarded by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).
Mr Chana has published internationally in the field of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery with over 40 papers and book chapters published in the top journals both in UK and USA . He has also lectured widely at National and International Conferences. He has been awarded a Doctorate of Medicine (M.D.) by London University and he is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Plastic Surgery at University College, London