Sharon joined the team in 2014 and provides invaluable support to the Consultants and Debbie. She works part time at Quaba Plastic Surgery and part time at St John’s Hospital in the Medical Physics Department.
Prior to this Sharon worked as a Medical Secretary/PA in both NHS Lothian and in the private sector where she gained in excess of 15 years’ experience within the Plastic Surgery specialty. She has acquired excellent knowledge and skills beneficial to this environment.
Sharon and Debbie met at St John’s Hospital in 1993 where they shared an office for many years and have established a firm friendship and exceptional working relationship.
Out with work Sharon is committed to her family and in particular is actively supportive of her son’s local football team. She also enjoys participating in fitness classes.
Debbie started out as an NHS Waiting List Clerkess at St John’s Hospital in 1993. Soon after, she was promoted to the position of Awf Quaba’s Secretary where she gained valuable knowledge and experience of managing an office in the Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit. She also attended college while working full time and gained an HNC in Administration and Information Management. In 2003 she left the NHS to take up the position of PA to Mr Awf Quaba.
Having worked in a Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery environment for over 20 years, Debbie continues to provide first class support to patients and the three consultants within the practice. She maintains a close working relationship with the Spire Murrayfield Hospital staff to ensure the smooth running of the Practice.
Debbie has a passion for fitness. She is a fully qualified Les Mills Group Fitness Instructor and in the evenings and weekends she enjoys teaching a variety of fitness classes such as BodyCombat, BodyPump and BodyBalance.
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Mr Will Anderson is a fully accredited plastic surgeon and is on the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery. He has private practicing rights at the Spire Murrayfield Hospital and the Edinburgh Clinic. He was appointed as an NHS Consultant in Edinburgh in 2008. He has NHS commitments at St John’s Hospital Livingston and Edinburgh NHS hospitals and well as paediatric commitments in Fife.
His NHS interests include plastic and reconstructive surgery to both children and adults. He is often involved in providing reconstruction for complex cases from other specialities, and is a fully trained microvascular surgeon. He provides a regional service for genitoperineal reconstruction and he is the clinical lead in the Laser Department at St John’s Hospital. His microvascular skills include providing mastectomy reconstruction using the patient’s own tissues and he performs all aspects of aesthetic breast and body surgery that can help restore patients both physically and psychologically.
Like many Plastic Surgeons he is also involved in the management and reconstruction of burns, trauma and skin cancers.
Mr Anderson graduated from Glasgow University in 1992 and obtained a Master of Science degree from University College London in 1999. His plastic surgery training has been based here in Scotland but has also taken him around the world, including time in a world leading microsurgical center in Taiwan and the Dallas Children’s Hospital. He completed fully accredited UK Plastic Surgical training in 2008 to take up his NHS Consultancy here in Lothian. His blend of surgical skills and knowledge of non-surgical treatments, including his experience with Laser treatments, lend themselves to providing optimal care.
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Mr Omar Quaba is a fully accredited plastic surgeon and is on the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery. He has private practicing rights at the Spire Murrayfield Hopsital and the Edinburgh Clinic. He was appointed as an NHS Consultant in 2011 and is based at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. He has NHS commitments at Queen Margaret Hospital Dunfermline, Victoria Hosiptal Kirkcaldy and Perth Royal Infirmary. His NHS interests involve the management of advanced head and neck skin cancer, perineal/ gynaecological reconstruction and lower limb reconstruction.
Omar grew up in Edinburgh and was educated at Fettes College. He went on to study medicine at Cambridge University and qualified as a doctor in 1998. As well as completing his medical degree in Cambridge, he obtained a BA honours degree in medical ethics, psychology and the history of medicine.
He performed his basic surgical training in Edinburgh and commenced his plastic surgery training in 2003. His specialist training was carried out in Aberdeen and at the Canniesburn Plastic Surgery unit in Glasgow. In 2011 he spent a year on fellowship in Australia at the world renowned Royal Adelaide Hospital. He gained extensive experience in microsurgery and reconstruction of complex facial/ head and neck conditions as well as general plastic surgery.
He completed an aesthetic fellowship with his father and has worked closely with him ever since, gaining invaluable experience on the finer points of cosmetic plastic surgery. He firmly believes that surgery is a lifelong apprenticeship. He has interests in all aspects of cosmetic surgery including those that he routinely carries out in his NHS practice such as breast augmentation, breast reduction, body contouring and facial plastic surgery.
He enjoys training junior plastic surgeons and teaches on a number of courses including a facial aesthetics course at Ninewells Hospital. He is involved in the setting and moderation of the written plastic surgery exam for surgeons nearing the end of their training. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery and many of his own publications have been widely cited. He currently serves as the clinical governance lead for plastic surgery at Ninewells Hospital.
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Having served as an NHS consultant for over 20 years, Awf is now in full time private practice at the Spire Murrayfield Hospital and at the Edinburgh Clinic. He has a special interest in cosmetic facial surgery and breast surgery but continues to offer a wide spectrum of both surgical and non surgical aesthetic care. He is on the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery.
He gained his primary medical qualifications in Mosul, Iraq. He was awarded the prestigious Hallett prize by the Royal College of Surgeons of England for outstanding performance in their examination. He completed six years of higher surgical training at the renowned St Andrew’s Plastic Surgery Unit in Essex and was appointed as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon in Edinburgh in 1987.
His NHS work covered a broad spectrum of adult and paediatric reconstructive problems. He established the first NHS pulsed dye laser service focusing on the treatment of birthmarks. He also built up expertise in the management of lower limb trauma, skin cancer, congenital hand surgery and breast surgery.
He has published over 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals, written a number of book chapters and co-edited a text on reconstructive surgery. Much of his work has been cited by others in their scientific papers.
He performs ongoing audit of his practice which is submitted annually to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.