Joy Odili - Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon
MB ChB (1994) MRCS (1998) MD (2006) FRCS (Plast 2009)
Role and responsibilities: General Plastic Surgery, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Oncology
Joy graduated from Glasgow University Medical School in 1994. She trained in a number of London’s prestigious plastic surgery units, before taking up a post as a consultant at St Georges Hospital in 2009.
As part of her postgraduate training, Joy conducted 2 years of research looking at the detection and treatment of malignant melanoma. In 2006 she was awarded an MD by the University of London and has presented her research nationally and internationally.
Joy was awarded a Hunterian Professorship for her research into malignant melanoma in 2002, by the Royal College of Surgeons.
Since qualifying, Joy works as a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at St George’s University NHS Foundation Hospitals, London and is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer St George's University, with admitting rights to the following London private hospitals: The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth (in St John's Wood), Parkside Hospital, Wimbledon, The Wellington Hospital and the Portland Hospital in London.
Whilst a large proportion of her practice deals with skin oncology, Miss Odili has a special interest in general plastic surgery, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.
Joy is also highly involved in the education of the undergraduate students, and teaches them the plastic surgery curriculum. She is a member of the Plastic Surgery Training Committee, and is involved in the training and recruitment of junior doctors interested in Plastic Surgery. She is currently the Educational Lead Consultant for Plastic Surgery at St George’s Hospital.
Joy is actively involved in Open days arranged by the Royal College of Surgeons (England) and the British Association of Plastic Surgeons, which introduces school children and medical students to Plastic Surgery as a career. She mentors medical students interested in a career in surgery.
She has been able to arrange Work Experience in her Hospitals for 16 and 17-year-old students interested in a career in medicine.
Hobbies: Joy lives in North London with her husband and two children. She enjoys travelling with family, and is an advanced PADI-qualified diver.