Military plastic surgeon receives recognition for his contribution to wound care
Lt Col Steven Jeffery has been awarded the title of Professor by Birmingham City University, recognising his contribution to the management of burns and wounds.
Professor Jeffery was the first military plastic surgeon to work in Birmingham.
He has positively contributed to wound care both in the battlefield and in Birmingham. By introducing TNP dressings to treat combat wounds, initially to cope with large amounts of exudate, he reduced the need for dressing changes, as well as the risk of cross-contamination. These skills have also been applied to civilian burns and trauma victims.
Professor Jeffery was awarded the 2011 Wounds UK 'Key Contribution' Award, and in 2011 also won the 'Regular of the Year' award in the Military Civilian Healthcare Partnerships Awards for his work. He was also awarded the Smith and Nephew 'Customer Pioneer of the year' award for 2011.
Professor Jeffery is currently serving in Afghanistan. He is also the co-founder and Military Chief Medical Officer of the charity, Woundcare 4 Heroes. He hopes that the charity will be successful in addressing the wound care needs of injured servicemen after their discharge from Birmingham and later on in civilian life.