Prof David Dunaway

Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and the Head of the Craniofacial Unit
Prof David Dunaway
Prof David Dunaway on Hedgehog Ward


Professor Dunaway CBE, FDSRCS, FRCS (Plast) is a world-renowned Plastic and Craniofacial Surgeon with over 15 years experience in private practice.

He proudly leads the world famous craniofacial unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and is actively involved in teaching and research, both nationally and internationally. He is one of the few plastic surgeons who provide specialist care to children within the private sector.

Named by ‘The Times’ as one of Britain’s top surgeons and top children’s doctors, David is an expert in facial & reconstructive plastic surgery, in both adults and children and in treating congenital or acquired deformities. He is a pioneer in the use of custom-made facial implants and one of the very few surgeons who offer this unique & sought-after procedure.

Professor Dunaway is past president of the plastic surgery section of the Royal Society of Medicine and Secretary General of the European Society of Craniofacial Surgeons. He undertakes voluntary work in Africa and is a Trustee of Facing Africa, a British charity treating African children with Craniofacial Deformity.

In 2016 Professor Dunaway received a CBE for services to facial surgery.

As one of ‘Tatler’s’ top Plastic Surgeons for Facelifts, Professor Dunaway is able to offer cosmetic surgery patients only the very best care and expertise available in the industry, with a modern and personalised approach.


• Craniofacial surgery 
• Facial deformity 
• Facial reconstruction 
• Vascular anomalies 
• Dermatological plastic surgery 

• Facial deformity 
• Paediatric craniofacial tumours 
• Vascular anomalies 

• Graduated from the University of Manchester (MBChB) 
• Undertook higher surgical training in plastic surgery in Leeds, Newcastle, London and at the Australian Craniofacial unit in Adelaide 
• Qualified dentist (BDS) 
• FRCS(plast) 
• British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons 
• British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons 
• Royal Society of Medicine (Past president of Plastic Surgery Section 
• European Society of Craniofacial Surgery (Honorary Secretary) 
• International Society of Craniofacial Surgery 
• Craniofacial Society Great Britain and Ireland 
• British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 
• British Medical Association 

• Functional aspects of syndromic craniosynostosis 
• Correction of congenital facial deformity  
• Three dimensional surface imaging 
• Management of vascular malformations and skin lesions 

News & Publications

Schoot, R.A., Slater, O., Ronckers, C.M., Zwinderman, A.H., Balm, A.J., Hartley, B., van den Brekel, M.W., Gupta, S., Saeed, P., Gajdosova, E., Pieters, B.R., Gaze, M.N., Mandeville, H.C., Fajardo, R.D., Chang, Y.C., Gains, J.E., Strackee, S.D., Dunaway, D., Abela, C., Mason, C., Smeele, L.E., Chisholm, J.C., Levitt, G.A., Kremer, L.C., Grootenhuis, M.A., Maurice-Stam, H., Stiller, C.A., Hammond, P., Caron, H.N., Merks, J.H., 2015. Adverse events of local treatment in long-term head and neck rhabdomyosarcoma survivors after external beam radiotherapy or AMORE treatment. Eur J Cancer. 
Staal, F.C., Ponniah, A.J., Angullia, F., Ruff, C., Koudstaal, M.J., Dunaway, D., 2015. Describing Crouzon and Pfeiffer syndrome based on principal component analysis. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 43(4) pp. 528-36. 
Caron, C.J., Pluijmers, B.I., Joosten, K.F., Mathijssen, I.M., van der Schroeff, M.P., Dunaway, D.J., Wolvius, E.B., Koudstaal, M.J. 2015. Feeding difficulties in craniofacial microsomia: a systematic review. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 44(6) pp. 732-737. 
Caron, C.J., Pluijmers, B.I., Joosten, K.F., Mathijssen, I.M., van der Schroeff, M.P., Dunaway, D.J., Wolvius, E.B., Koudstaal, M.J. 2015. Obstructive sleep apnoea in craniofacial microsomia: a systematic review. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 44(5) pp. 592-598. 
Gwanmesia, I., Jeelani, O., Hayward, R., Dunaway, D., 2015. Frontofacial advancement by distraction osteogenesis: a long-term review. Plast Reconstr Surg. 135(2) pp. 553-60. 
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. 187-196. 

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