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.


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Additional venous anastomoses to safeguard DIEP flaps

That DIEP flaps can be troublesome is not news and many descriptions exist trying to circumvent these problems. The most common problem is venous congestion in the flap and this paper presents an ingenious method of anticipating and forestalling such...

Staying in touch

Although I am retired, I still receive the British Medical Journal every week and feel slightly guilty if I do not at least tear off the plastic cover before I throw it into the recycle bin... By taking off the...

Clones and tigers

Shortly after I qualified MB, ChB in 1963, I had a position in the pathology department of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. I was surprised to discover there that there was a word that I didn't know – ‘clone’. I did...