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Mr Jonathan A Britto

Consultant Plastic and Craniofacial Surgeon


Mr Jonathan Britto has practised in plastic surgical consultancy for more than 12 years. He undertook a residency in the Harvard Hospitals of Boston, and Craniofacial Fellowships in L’Hopital des Enfants Malades in Paris and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. 

In 2008 he was appointed as a Consultant Plastic and Craniofacial Surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).  

Mr Britto has been an invited speaker and a Vale Visiting Professor at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children. He continues to deliver lectures and his presented research was awarded the Syme Professorship Medal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Two significant appointments at the Royal Society of Medicine followed: President of the Section of Plastic Surgery (2014-2015) and President of the Faculty of Aesthetics (2017-2018). 


• Frontofacial distraction surgery in syndromic craniosynostosis orbital and eyelid surgery in craniofacial syndromes 
• Management of facial asymmetry  

• Orbital and oculoplastic surgery in adults and children 
• Hypertelorism syndromes 
• Complex facial clefts, ocular colobomata, and orbital dysplasias (Hemifacial microsomia and Treacher Collins syndrome) 
• Complex craniosynostosis (Apert, Crouzon, Pfeiffer and related syndromes) 
• Frontofacial and fronto-orbital surgery 
• Smile reconstruction and the rehabilitation of facial palsy 


• Trained in craniofacial surgery at L’Hopital des Enfants Malades in Paris and the Sick Kids hospital in Toronto, Canada  
• MD in craniofacial development biology, ICH, London  
• Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Plastic Surgery 

• European Craniofacial Society 
• British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons 

• Collaborative laboratory research project in the area of Crouzon Syndrome at the Institute of Child Health 
• Molecular research projects at Kings College London and Stanford University, California 

News & Publications

Breakey, W., Abela, C., Evans, R., Jeelani, O., Britto, J., Hayward, R., Dunaway, D., 2015. Hypertelorism correction with facial bipartition and box osteotomy: does soft tissue translation correlate with bony movement? J Craniofac Surg. 26(1) pp. 196-200. 
Moses, M.A., Green, B.C., Cugno, S., Hayward, R.D., Jeelani, N.U., Britto, J.A., Bulstrode, N.W., Dunaway, D.J., 2015. The management of midline frontonasal dermoids: a review of 55 cases at a tertiary referral center and a protocol for treatment. Plast Reconstr Surg. 135(1) pp. 187-96. 
Britto, J.A., Greig, A., Abela, C., Hearst, D., Dunaway, D.J., Evans, R.D., 2014. Frontofacial surgery in children and adolescents: techniques, indications, outcomes. Semin Plast Surg. 28(3) pp. 121-9. 
Greig, A.V., Britto, J.A., Abela, C., Witherow, H., Richards, R., Evans, R.D., Jeelani, N.U., Hayward, R.D., Dunaway, D.J., 2013. Correcting the typical Apert face: combining bipartition with monobloc distraction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 131(2) pp. 219-230. 


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