Martyn H C Webster was born 1939, and educated at Glasgow Academy and Rugby School. He then attended medical school at Glasgow University, graduating in 1963.

Post graduation, Martyn worked at Glasgow Royal Infirmary in Pathology for four years before starting surgical training in 1968. He started work at Canniesburn Regional Plastic Surgery Unit in 1971, becoming a Consultant  and Senior Lecturer there in 1976, experiencing  the whole range of plastic reconstructive surgery with particular reference to microsurgery, head and neck surgery, hand surgery and breast reconstruction.

Martyn was President of BAAPS 1994-1995, and President of EURAPS 2000-2001.

He is now working part time in West Africa for ReSurge Africa, a charity training local doctors in reconstructive surgical techniques.

JOURNAL REVIEWED: JOURNAL OF PLASTIC, RECONSTRUCTIVE & AESTHETIC SURGERY – Oct 2013 - Sep 2015

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