Jason Wong

Jason Wong, MBChB FHEA PhD FRCS(Plast)

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Academic Consultant and Senior Clinical Lecturer in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Deputy Director of Masters in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Deputy Editor JPRAS

King James IV Professor Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

 

Biography

Jason is an active committee member on two masters programmes at the University of Manchester including the MRes in Tissue Engineering for Regenerative Medicine and MSc in Aesthetic Medicine and Ageing. He is also a surgical tutor on the Masters in Surgical Science programme at the University of Edinburgh hosted by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. 

MBChB (Aberdeen) 1998

  • Membership to the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) 2001
  • Renovo Lecturer, Faculty of Life Sciences (Manchester) 2003-2006
  • Research Registrar in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Manchester) 2003-2007
  • Clinical Research Associate, UK Centre for Tissue Engineering (Manchester) 2006
  • Honorary Visiting Lecturer (University of Manchester) 2006- 2011
  • Walport/NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Plastic Surgery (University of Manchester) 2007 til 2011.
  • Chang Gung Microsurgical Fellow (Taiwan) 2013
  • Academic Consultant Plastic Surgeon (University Hospital South Manchester) 2014
  • King James IV Professor 2020

Jason Wong is an Academic Consultant in Plastic Surgery at the Manchester University Foundation Trust and  Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Manchester. He has been involved in studying the biology of injury, tissue regeneration, biomaterials and tissue engineering in the limb for the last 15 years. His subspecialty interest is Reconstructive Microsurgery specifically managing complex wounds, major limb trauma and limb salvage. His current work involves development of a vascularised tissue and skin engineering platform for the treatment of chronic wounds. 

Jason was trained by Gus McGrouther, previous Academic Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Manchester and now Professor of Hand Surgery at Singapore General Hospital. His Fellowship training in Microsurgery was at the famous Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan where he trained under Professors Fu-Chan Wei, David Chuang and Chih-Hung Lin.

His early research career was in a Lectureship position in collaboration with Renovo Plc, a Biotech Company conceived by Mark Ferguson, at the University of Manchester which had extensive involvement in Preclinical and Clinical Trials. He was appointed a Research Associate in the UKCTE (Centre for Tissue Engineering) and continued working with the Renovo Discovery team for a number of years. Jason has experience in developing novel devices and taking them through to execution of Phase I/II Multicentre Randomised Control Trials. He is one of a few Plastic Surgeons who has taken his discoveries from his PhD all the way through to Clinical Trials and Evaluation “Bench to Bedside” and is on the verge of taking a number of other bench innovations to clinical evaluation.   

He was awarded one of the first Walport/NIHR Clinical Lecturer posts in Plastic Surgery and was supported by an Academy of Medical Sciences/ Wellcome Trust Starter Grant. He is currently funded by the Royal College of Surgeons, Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand and  is Co Investigator on an MRC Grant for Novel Tendon attachments.

Jason is an Invited Faculty Member of F1000 (Musculoskeletal repair and regeneration section), Associate Editor of Frontiers in Surgery, a member for the Cochrane Wound Review Group and lead on the Reconstructive management of Pressure sores. 

Jason currently co-leads the Trauma domain for Experimental Medicine and Discovery with the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) and is a founding member of the Innovations Group in the British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS). He is also the lead for the NHS@MIHP programme for the enhanced rehabilitation of victims of the Manchester Arena Bombing. He has recenlty been awarded the title of King James IV Professor by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

 

 

Research interests

Research interests
My main interests are in surgical injuries to the musculoskeletal system. This includes hand injuries, sports injuries, and major limb trauma. In particular I have a specialist interest in complex wounds, tendon biology, iatrogenic tendon injury, tissue engineering, tendon regeneration, revascularisation, and tissue engraftment.

Teaching

Previously Jason had a role teaching undergraduate medical students PBL as "Renovo" Lecturer.  Jason currently supervises a PhD student in the Doctoral Training Programme for Regenerative Medicine and PhD Student in Biomaterial Sciences, and a number of MRes students. He provides some tutorial supervision to current MRes in Tissue Engineering program and lecturing to the Anatomical sciences course. Furthermore he has a role supervising undergraduate medical students with special study modules. Jason is both a named Clinical and Educational supervisor for the postgraduate Plastic Surgery teaching syllabus at Wythenshawe Hospital. He is also a regualr faculty memeber of the British Society of Surgery to the Hand instructors course.

Jason is an active committee member on two masters programmes at the University of Manchester including the MRes in Tissue Engineering for Regenerative Medicine and MSc in Aesthetic Medicine and Ageing. He is also a surgical tutor on the Masters in Surgical Science programme at the University of Edinburgh hosted by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. 

 

 

My collaborations

My group collaborates closely with many groups throughout the University involved in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, including active research with Professors Giulio Cossu (Gene Therapy for Muscular Dystrophy), Professors Adrian Woolf and Sue Kimber (Tissue Engineering Kidney Precursors), Professor Brian Derby (3D Bioprinting vascular channels), Dr James Fildes (Exvivo perfusion of limbs), Professor Jo Dumville and Dame Nicky Cullum (Complex Wounds), Professor Sarah Cartmell (Novel tendon devices), Professor Enrique Amaya (Mammalian Regeneration) and Dr Marco Domingo (3D Bioprinting). The collaborations aim to facilitate translation of therapies towards a clinical impact.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 

British Society for Surgery of the Hand

British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

North West Hand Society

General Medical Council

Medical Protection Society

Methodological knowledge

The particular methodologies that I work with on a regular basis include, basic histology, immunohistochemistry, bio-imaging, 3D modeling, Cell mapping, in vivo study design, explant tissue culture and in vivo microsurgery. Our work focuses on developing surgically relevent tranlsational platforms as well as clinical trial design.

Qualifications

MBChB (Aberdeen 1998)

MRCS (Edinburgh 2001)

FHEA (Leeds 2004)

PhD (Manchester 2008)

FRCS(Plast) (London 2012)

Biography

MBChB Aberdeen 1998 Membership to the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh 2001 Renovo Lecturer 2003-2006 Research Registrar in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2003-present Honorary Visiting Lecturer present -2011 Clinical Research Associate - 2006. NIHR Clincal Lecturer 2007-2011. SPR 2011-2014. International Microsurgical Fellow 2013. Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Hon. Senior Lecturer 2014-2018. Senior Clinical Lecturer 2018-2020. 

Research interests

Tendon anatomy Tendon healing/ regeneration Sports injuries Hand Surgery. Major Limb Trauma, Mass Casualty managment, Vascular Tissue engineering, Tissue regeneration, Scarring, fibrosis, reconstructive microsurgery, complex wounds, trauma rehabilitation, orthoplastic limb salvage.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Research Committee Member, British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)

26 Nov 2020 → …

Research Committee Member, Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand FESSH

2017 → …

Deputy Editor, Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

2017 → …

SAC Board Member , RESTORE Charity

Dec 2016 → …

Research Committee Member, The British Society for Surgery of the Hand

Apr 2016 → …

Innovation Group Co-founder, British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)

Nov 2014 → …

Areas of expertise

  • RD Surgery
  • Biology
  • QM Human anatomy

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Regenerative Medicine Network
  • Advanced Materials in Medicine
  • Digital Futures
  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute

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