Mr Paul Johnson was educated in Yorkshire and attended Leeds University Dental School qualifying with honours. After working in junior dental jobs at Leeds Dental Hospital, he returned to Medical School at the University of Cambridge in 1980 graduating as a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1984. He was House Surgeon to Professor Sir Roy Calne at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge and trained in Surgery in General at the The North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary, Stoke-on-Trent. Higher training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery was in Stoke-on-Trent, the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead and King’s College Hospital in London.
Overseas experience includes training in Salzburg, Austria and Seattle. As a senior trainee he also took part in a ‘Medicine du Monde’ surgical team which treated war casualties in Addis Abbaba at the end of the Ethiopian civil war.
He was appointed as Consultant in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the Royal Surrey County and Frimley Park Hospitals in 1992 and is now the Senior Consultant in the Maxillofacial Department at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.
His clinical interests are wide ranging and he has published on several areas of maxillofacial surgery. Current areas of special interest are in the treatment of facial deformity, facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and the treatment of skin cancer.
Mr Johnson lectures and conducts surgical masterclasses nationally and internationally and is closely involved in training surgeons in Maxillofacial, ENT and Plastic Surgery in the UK. Teaching interests extend to facial cosmetic and orthognathic surgery.
He is a member and past chairman of the Training Interface Group of the Royal College of Surgeons for reconstructive cosmetic surgery, laser surgery, soft tissue trauma and skin cancer. He is active in the British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) and represents them on several national and international Committees.
He has been awarded the 2018 Down Surgical Prize by the British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. This is the highest honour that the Association can bestow on a surgeon and is made ‘In recognition of the significant contribution made to the speciality of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.’
Mr Johnson is a very valued member of the surgical team here at elleven and works very closely with Dr Shivani Patel in planning the joint orthognathic (jaw) surgery cases to make a difference in patients facial aesthetics, self esteem and overall quality of life.