Dr. Nick Marsden

Consultant, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
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Dr. Nick Marsden, F.R.C.S.Plast., M.D., is a plastic and reconstructive surgery consultant at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) in Abu Dhabi.

With 16 years of clinical expertise in reconstructive microsurgery, particularly addressing traumatic lower limb injuries, Dr. Marsden performs a broad spectrum of general plastic surgery procedures.   A UK-trained surgeon, Dr. Marsden earned his medical degree and a B.Sc. in anatomy from Cardiff University, followed by surgical training rotations across South Wales. He served as a clinical research fellow at the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR), obtaining his research M.D. from Swansea University. Completing plastic surgery training at the esteemed Welsh Centre for Burns & Plastic Surgery, Dr. Marsden achieved fellowship status at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in Plastic Surgery (F.R.C.S Plast).   Dr. Marsden previously worked as a microsurgical reconstructive fellow in Melbourne, Australia, focusing on microsurgical reconstructive surgery, and later as a senior microsurgery fellow specializing in lower limb reconstruction in Bristol, UK.   His impactful contributions to the field are evident through numerous presentations at national and international conferences, invited speaker roles at reconstructive meetings, and a prolific publication record in peer-reviewed journals. Prior to his role at SSMC, Dr. Marsden served as a UK consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon, specializing in microsurgical reconstruction. Committed to professional development, he ensures his patients benefit from the latest advancements in plastic and reconstructive surgery techniques.

Doctor can help with

  • Reconstructive microsurgery
  • Lower limb reconstruction
  • Adult general plastic surgery
  • Removal of skin lesions
  • Skin removal after weight loss


  • Member - The British Association of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons (B.A.P.R.A.S.), UK
  • Fellow - Royal College of Surgeons, Plastic Surgery, (F.R.C.S.Plast.), UK

Licences and certifications

  • Licensed, General Medical Council (GMC), UK
  • Licensed, Full Specialist Registration, General Medical Council (GMC), UK
  • Certificate of Completion of Training in Plastic Surgery (C.C.T), UK

Training and work experience

  • Consultant, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), UAE

  • Consultant, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    Welsh Centre for Burns & Plastic Surgery, UK

  • Consultant, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Major Trauma Centre

    University Hospital of Wales, UK

  • Senior Fellow, Lower Limb Reconstructive

    Bristol, UK

  • Fellow, Reconstructive Microsurgical

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Trainee, Plastic Surgery Specialty

    Wales, UK

  • NISCHR Research Fellow

    Swansea, UK

  • Trainee, Basic Surgery

    South Wales, UK

  • Anatomy Demonstrator and Honorary Lecturer

    Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK


  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Hons.)

    Cardiff University, UK
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.Ch.)

    Cardiff University, UK
  • Medical Doctorate (M.D.)

    Swansea University, UK

Awards and recognitions

  • National Institute for Health Care Research (NISCHR) Research Grant 2013

    Wales, UK
  • Best Clinical Audit Award – SBUHB Annual Conference, 2013

  • Member Specialist Interest Advisory Group (SIAG) for lower limb trauma

  • Welsh representative for the Reconstructive Surgery Trials Network (RSTN)

    UK 2013-17
  • Clinical Audit and Governance lead, Welsh Centre for Burns & Plastic Surgery

    Swansea UK, 2020-23


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