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Mr Ioannis Goutos, BSc(Hons), MBBS(Hons), FRCSEd(Plast) MSc Burn Care


Clinical Senior Lecturer in Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

Centre: Cell Biology and Cutaneous Research



Mr Ioannis Goutos qualified from the Royal Free & University College London medical school in 2002 with a distinction in Surgery and a 1st Class Honours BSc degree in Molecular Medicine with Basic Medical and Clinical Sciences.  

He acquired a Plastic Surgery national training number in the Oxford Deanery in 2008, having worked at a number of the burns and plastic surgery services, including St. Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns, Chelmsford, where he developed a special interest in burns.

Following completion of a Masters degree in Burn Care, he was offered an honorary clinical lectureship and since June 2015, a substantive appointment as a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at Queen Mary University of London.  His clinical consultant appointment at Barts Health NHS Trust commenced in January 2017 and involves spearheading the development of a burns service in the East London catchment area.

Mr Goutos has broad academic interests, including the pathophysiology and management of burns pruritus.  He has achieved numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and presents his work nationally and internationally, including invited contributions.  

He is a reviewer for the main burns journals -‘Burns’ and ‘Journal of Burn Care and Research’ as well as an associate editorial board member of the International Journal of Burns and Trauma. He is currently part of an international group called Scar Academy, which aims to transform scar management globally and member of ‘Interburns’, a charity focusing on improving burn care in low to middle income countries through the provision of education and training.


Programme Lead, Aesthetic Medicine programmes, Queen Mary University of London:

  • MSc Aesthetic Medicine
  • PGDip Aesthetic Medicine
  • PGCert Aesthetic Medicine


Research Interests:

Pathophysiological mechanisms and treatment of burn pruritus

Burns reconstructive surgery

Effect of metabolic diseases on burn outcomes

Keloid and hypertrophic scars





I Goutos, R Ogawa.  Brachytherapy in the adjuvant management of keloid scars: literature review.  Scars, Burns & Healing, Volume 3, 2017. DOI: 10.1177/ 2059513117735483

I Goutos, R Ogawa.  Steroid tape: a promising adjunct to scar management.  Scars, Burns & Healing, Volume 3, 2017; DOI: 10.1177/2059513117690937.

 H Sadideen, I Goutos, R Kneebone. Burns education: the emerging role of simulation for training healthcare professionals. Burns. 2017 Feb;43(1):34-40. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2016.07.012. Epub 2016 Aug 28. Review.  PMID: 27576935

I Goutos.  Neuropathic mechanisms in the pathophysiology of burns pruritus.  Redefining directions for therapy and research.  J Burn Care Res. 2013 Jan-Feb;34(1):82-93.  PMID: 23135211.

I Goutos, H Sadideen, AA Pandya, SJ Ghosh.  Obesity and burns. J Burn Care Res. 2012 Jul;33(4):471-82.  PMID: 22274633.


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