Dr Sami Al-Ani

  • Position:  Senior Lecturer in Anatomy at the Aston Medical School
  • Telephone: 0121 204 4354
  • Email: s.al-ani@aston.ac.uk

 

I graduated as a doctor from UCL after which I completed my basic surgical training in England. I also visited and worked in units in Europe and the Middle East. I completed my Plastic surgery training and worked as a consultant in New Zealand, the country where many of the founding fathers of Plastic surgery came from. I then came back to the UK and undertook fellowships in breast, aesthetic, paediatric Plastic and congenital hand surgery. Since January 2013 I have been working as a paediatric Plastic surgeon with an interest in Hand and Upper limb surgery. This includes dealing with trauma patients and also patients with congenital hand, obstetric brachial plexus and limb vascular anomalies. Plastic and Hand Surgery is basically reconstruction, often using tissues from local or distant sites, which needs a surgeon to be an expert in anatomy. Over the last 20 years I have been fortunate enough to have been able to operate on almost every part of the body. I have taught anatomy through lectures and small group sessions. I have carried out lab based research at UCL and Manchester University and also clinical research in New Zealand and the UK in both Anatomy and Plastic surgery fields. I enjoy teaching, training and assessing staff at BCH and also on external courses. I am regular contributor to journal clubs, audits and Hand meetings.

  • BSc (Hons) Anatomy, University College London 1994
  • MB BS, University College London 1997
  • MA History, The Open University 2000
  • MRCS (Eng.) Royal College of Surgeons 2001
  • FRCS (Plast) Royal College of Surgeons 2013
  • Congenital Hand Surgery
  • Paediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Anatomy
  • General Medical Council
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Medical Association
  • West Midland Hand Society
  • PLAB examiner for the GMC
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  • Bursary panel member for Reach (UK wide upper limb difference charity)
  • BCH Plastic Surgery Fund co-signatory
  • Torne K, Al-Ani S, Bailey M, Gupta R, Jester A, Lockwood D, Sunderland L, Wassmer E, Willis T, Vidyatharan R. A rare case presentation of pure neural leprosy. European Journal of Paediatric Neurology 2017 Jun, Volume 21 , e222
  • Tillo O, Jester A, Oestreich K, Lester R, Al-Ani SA. Repair of Fingertip Defect Using an Anterograde Pedicle Flap Based on the Dorsal Perforator. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2017 Jan 30;5(1):e1203.
  • Macdonald CR, Kaur S, Jester A, Oestreich K, Lester R, Al-Ani SA. Office-Based Postaxial Polydactyly Excision in Neonates, Infants, and Children. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jan;139(1):317e-318e
  • Yang AS, Al-Ani SA. Klippel-Feil syndrome associated with Pierre Robin sequence and mandibular duplication. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2016 Aug;69(8):1155-6.
  • van Lierop ET, Al-Ani SA, Vidyadharan R, Slator R. Regarding "Airway Management in Pierre Robin Sequence: Patterns of Practice". Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2016 Jul 21
  • Kruit AS, Al-Ani SA, Jester I, Jester A. Multilayered Flap Technique: A Method for Delayed Closure of Giant Omphalocele. Ann Plast Surg. 2016 Jun;76(6):680-3.
  • Al-Ani SA, Soumian S, Zapantioti P, Sterne GD. Latissimus dorsi donor-site morbidity: the combination of quilting and fibrin sealant reduce length of drain placement and seroma rate. Ann Plast Surg. 2014 Jun;72(6):729-30.
  • Soumian S, Al-Ani S, Sterne G. Randomized clinical trial on the effect of fibrin sealant on latissimus dorsi donor-site seroma formation after breast reconstruction (Br J Surg 2012; 99: 1381-1388). Br J Surg. 2013 Nov;100(12):1671.
  • Tomlins A, Al-Ani S, Fatah F. Abandoning implants in ELD breast reconstruction in favour of fat grafting: A superior technique. EJSO May 2013; 39 (5): 486
  • Mafi D, Al-Ani S. John Barron (1911-1992): Contribution of another New Zealand Pioneer to Plastic Surgery. ANZ J. Surg. 2011; 81 (Suppl. 1) A69
  • Phua YS, Al-Ani SA, She RB, de Chalain TM. Sweet's syndrome triggered by scalding: a case study and review of the literature. Burns. 2010 Jun;36(4):e49-52.
  • Phang L, Al-Ani S, Curson R, Moaveni Z. Culture and PCR Amplification of New Zealand Medicinal Leeches Micro-organism: A guide to Prophylactic Antibiotics Usage. ANZ J. Surg. 2010; 80 (Suppl. 1) A68
  • Phang L, Al-Ani S, Fish J, Alkadhi A, MacKinnon C, Beagley M. Massive Panniculectomy Prior to Bariatric Surgery – indicated in some cases. ANZ J. Surg. 2010; 80 (Suppl. 1) A62
  • Chong SJ, Al-Ani S, Pinto C, Peat B. Bilateral flexor carpi radialis brevis and unilateral flexor carpi ulnaris brevis muscle: case report. J Hand Surg Am. 2009 Dec;34(10):1868-71.
  • Al-Ani SA, Rees M, de Chalain TM. Our experiences managing a patient with mandibular duplication and cervical spinal fusion. J Craniofac Surg. 2009 Nov;20(6):2118-22.
  • Yang Y.-T, Al-Ani S, Mills S. Kaposiform Haemangioendothelioma in an adult female: Case Report and Literature Review. ANZ J. Surg. 2009; 79 (Suppl. 1) A61
  • Yang Y.-T, Al-Ani SA, Bartlett G and Moazzam A. Cosmetic Medical Tourism: Its True Cost. ANZ J. Surg. 2009; 79 (Suppl. 1) A60
  • Al-Ani SA, de Chalain TM, Yang Y.-T. HAART Associated Lipodystrophy Syndrome and its Surgical Management. ANZ J. Surg. 2008; 78 (Suppl. 1) A101
  • Al-Ani SA, Locke MB, Rees M, de Chalain TM. Our experiences managing a rare cranio-orbital cleft. J Craniofac Surg. 2008 May;19(3):819-22.
  • Al-Ani SA, Tzafetta K, Meigh RE, Platt AJ. The management of human bites with regard to blood-borne viruses. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Jun;119(7):2347-8.
  • Al-Ani SA, Thornton DJ, Sillitoe AT and Stanley PRW. National Survey of Breast Reconstruction Techniques in the UK and Ireland. ANZ J. Surg. 2006; 76 (Suppl. 1) A4
  • Al-Ani SA, Mohan D, Platt AJ. Hand surgery on patients who are "high risk" for blood-borne viruses. J Hand Surg [Br]. 2006 Aug;31(4):426-31.
  • Al-Ani SA, Hernon C, Sillitoe AT, Burgess PA, Stanley PR. An unusual skin metastasis: esophageal squamous cell carcinoma metastasizing to the nose following nasogastric tube suture. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2005 Aug;116(2):683-5.
  • Al-Ani SA. Unknown and unregulated UVA: a call for urgent research and regulation. Br J Plast Surg. 2005 Jul;58(5):739-41.
  • Al-Ani SA, Naqui SZ, Bedford AF. Pre-Patellar Bursitis as a First Presentation of Gout. European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, 2005 March; 15 (1), 71-73.
  • Al-Ani SA. Constructing your own Suction Drainage System. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2004 Aug;114(2):614-5.
  • Prajapati RT, Al-Ani SA, Brown R.A. Fibronectin mats assessed in an in vitro model for keratinocyte grafting. Cellular Engineering, 1996, 1, 143-149.
  • Al-Ani SA. Ibn Sina- His Life in Medicine. The Arab Review, 1993, Published in two parts in the Summer and Autumn editions.