Consultant Burns and Plastic Surgeon

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


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Professor Naiem Moiemen

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Naiem Moiemen, MB BS, MSc, FRCS (Plast) is a Consultant Plastic and Burns Surgeon at University Hospitals Birmingham and Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham. He is Director of the ScarFree Foundation Centre for Burn Research in Birmingham and the Clinical Lead of the Midland Burns Care Network, serving a population of 13 million in the midland region.

Naiem is Past President of the International Association of Burn Injury (ISBI), Past President of European Burn Association Executive, and Past Chairman of the British Burn Association (BBA). He is Editor-in-Chief of the European Burn Journal, member of senior editorial board of BURNS and Journal of Burn Care and Research and was past deputy editor of Journal of Burn and Trauma. Naiem is on the Board of Trustees, and Vice Chairman of the International Burn Foundation IBF (2014- current).

Professor Moiemen is passionate on progressing burn care through high quality patient care together state of the art scientific research. He has published more than 150 peer reviewed manuscripts in major journal in addition to book chapters and is the Chief Investigator in research grants of over £15m.


  1. Invention for Innovation (i4i). Safety and efficacy of a novel anti-microbial burn wound dressing (NIHR203395. Lead applicant. £1,382,739. (2022-2025) (Pending completion of contract).
  2. VTCT Foudation (SFF) Multi-centre study to validate Scar Assessment Tools £390K. Jan 2020-2024). Chief Investigator.
  3. Libor/ Scar Free Foundation for Conflict Wound Research. £ 2.94m in addition to £4 match funds from University Hospital Birmingham and University of Birmingham (2018-2025). Chief Investigator.
  4. NIHR-HTA (Health Technology Assessment) HTA12/145. Pressure garment therapy for the prevention of abnormal scarring after burn injury. Chief Investigator £417K.  A study to assess feasibility of a randomised multi-centre clinical trial in children and adults, to examine the clinical and cost-effectiveness of pressure garments to improve scarring. Chief Investigator. (2014-2016)
  5. Wellcome HICF-NIHR (R8-450). Development of a synthetic bio-activated membrane dressing. £1.6m Principal Investigator and Co-Applicant. Principal Investigator. (2014-2018).
  6. The VTCT Foundation / Healing Foundation burn center grant for burn research. Chief Investigator £1.5m Director and Chief Investigator. (2013-2018)

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