About Dr. Des Fernandes
Dr. Desmond Fernandes graduated MB. B. Ch. At the Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg and obtained F.R.C.S. (Edin) in 1973.
He worked at various hospitals in the UK and in 1973 joined Prof. Christiaan Barnard in the world famous heart transplant unit at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town. He was responsible for the illustrations of the "Piggy-back" or "Double" Heart transplant.
In 1975 he returned to Plastic Surgery and eventually became the consultant in charge of Cleft Lip and Palate Division at the Red Cross Children's Hospital. He held this position for 21 years, but retired from it in 2000. During this period he presented many papers on cleft lip and palate at International Congresses.As a result of this interest, he was made a Fellow of the Plastic Surgery Unit at Showa University, Tokyo. In 1979 he commenced private practice and joined Dr. David Davies in his private clinic.
Dr Fernandes has written numerous papers and chapters for medical publications on various plastic surgery procedures and in the more recent years on skin health and rejuvenation with the use of vitamin-containing skin care preparations and also in methods of improved penetration - particularly skin needling for collagen stimulation. He has lectured at many Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Congresses and Dermatology Congresses throughout the world and receives many requests from organisers of these congresses to lecture.
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