James G M McDiarmid MSc FRCS(Plast) FRCS(Eng)
Mr McDiarmid was born in Beverley, East Yorkshire, and gained his medical degree at the University of Aberdeen Medical School in Scotland in 1990. He went on to complete his training in general surgery within accredited training posts within the UK. Having completed his training he successfully passed the written and oral examinations of the Royal College of Surgeons and became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1994 (FRCS(Eng.).
Mr McDiarmid then went on to specialise in plastic and reconstructive surgery in units recognised for training by the British Association of Plastic Surgeons and the Specialist Advisory Committee in Plastic Surgery within the UK. His training in plastic surgery includes extensive experience in cosmetic surgery. He is also a specialist in reconstructive microsurgery of the breast and hand and completed a fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the prestigious Christine M. Kleinert Institute in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
In 1996 Mr McDiarmid was awarded a master’s degree in surgical science conferred with distinction (MSc.) by the University of London for scientific research he performed at University College London. This research work was subsequently awarded prizes at international meetings both in the United Kingdom and United States of America. Having completed training in plastic surgery within the UK and passed the intercollegiate examination in plastic surgery, Mr McDiarmid was awarded the specialist fellowship in plastic surgery (FRCS (Plast.)) and granted a certificate of completion of specialist training (CCST). This made him eligible for appointment as a consultant plastic surgeon within the UK. In October 2000 his name was entered on the United Kingdom General Medical Council’s Specialist Register for plastic surgery. Between September 2000 and October 2008 Mr McDiarmid practiced as a consultant plastic surgeon at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. Since October 2008 he has been solely involved in full time independent practice. He is a full member of the following organisations:
Mr McDiarmid has wide ranging interests in plastic and cosmetic surgery and frequently travels abroad to visit other surgeons or attend meetings regarding recent developments in this field. He has now carried out more than 10,000 successful operations.
James lives in Cornwall with his partner Emma Hall and their daughter Ava.