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Daniel Wilks

  • MBChB, BSc, FRCS (plast), Dip Hand Surg
  • Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive, & Hand Surgeon
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
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Daniel Wilks, originally from north west England, obtained bachelor of science, bachelor of medicine, and surgery degrees from the University of Leeds. After qualifying as a doctor, he trained in surgery before starting a career in plastic surgery as a means to pursue his interest in surgery of the hand. After obtaining fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, working as a fellow at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, he enhanced his skills in children's hand surgery, children's microsurgery, complex lower limb reconstruction, and surgery for facial palsy. He later went on to undertake a UK national fellowship in hand surgery, a diploma in hand surgery, and an invited travelling fellowship in the US. Daniel is currently employed as a locum consultant at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Daniel became interested in composite allotransplantation 10 years ago and has worked closely with Professor Simon Kay to establish the UK centre for upper limb transplantation in Leeds and has contributed over 20 articles to the international literature on a variety of topics.


Oxford Textbook of Plastic Surgery


2013 - Present

Recent publications

  • Evaluation of trainee performance in microsurgical procedures

    • Smith J
    • Wade R
    • Clancy R
    • et al.
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  • The functional assessment and rehabilitation programme of the UK hand and upper limb transplant service

    • Burdon J
    • Taplin S
    • Kay S
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive, & Hand Surgeon

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

February 2017 - Present

Training Interface Fellow in Hand Surgery

Severn Deanery

February 2016 - February 2017(a year)

Registrar in Plastic Surgery

Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber

October 2007 - February 2017(9 years)

International Travelling Fellow

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

September 2016 - October 2016(a month)

Fellow in Children's Hand and Microvascular Surgery

The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne

March 2014 - July 2015(a year)


Diploma in Hand Surgery

University of Manchester Medical School

February 2016 - February 2017(a year)


Royal College of Surgeons of England

November 2007 - February 2017(9 years)


University of Leeds

September 1997 - July 2003(6 years)

BSc (Hons) Class I

University of Leeds School of Medicine

September 1999 - September 2000(a year)

Co-authors (65)