Dan Saleh is a Consultant Plastic and Aesthetic surgeon at Newcastle Hospitals and the current holder of the Cutler’s Surgical prize, an international prize for innovation in surgery. His work primarily involves head neck and facial surgery, with a particular interest in adult reconstruction.

Dan was a Yorkshire trainee and also spent time as a registrar in plastic and maxillofacial surgery in Cape Town. He was the microsurgery fellow at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. Prior to his consultant appointment he was one of the nationally appointed Cosmetic interface fellows and was selected to be one of the few Dutch facial plastic surgery fellows, with sponsorship from BAPRAS and BAAPs. It was during these posts he developed additional interests in complex septorhinoplasty and oculoplastic surgery that complement his reconstructive work. He attempts to maintain his interest in golf and paddle boards along the Northumberland coast with his family.

JOURNAL REVIEWED: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery – Feb 2016 (ongoing)

Latest Contribution


Treating laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancers with pharyngolaryngectomy

The debate amongst head and neck surgeons, as to whether a skin flap or enteric flap offers superior outcomes in pharyngeal reconstruction, still rumbles on. The evidence pool is very shallow, even accounting for the so-called ‘landmark’ papers that swung...


Old age and postoperative complications of head and neck free flaps

This review examined the relationship between free flap survival in older patients and whether this correlated with specific co-morbid conditions and a ‘cut off’ age.The authors did exclude some papers that specifically focused on one co-morbid condition, such as diabetes,...


Contralateral breast symmetrisation in unilateral DIEP flap breast reconstruction

This paper is focused on whether an immediate breast symmetrisation procedure is beneficial when a patient undergoes contralateral breast resection plus an immediate free flap reconstruction for breast cancer. Free abdominal perforator flaps (DIEP) generally offer the highest postoperative satisfaction...