Clinical expertise

Mr Simon Filson specialises in children’s reconstructive and plastic surgery and is the clinical lead of paediatric plastic surgery at Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

His patient’s safety, comfort and happiness are always the focus of his care. He has a particular interests in paediatric facial reconstruction, vascular malformations and upper limb/chest wall reconstruction.

He regularly treats patients with conditions such as:

  • prominent ears
  • skin lesions, birthmarks and cysts
  • vascular malformations
  • gynaecomastia
  • scars
  • children’s hand surgery (extra fingers, fused fingers, trigger fingers etc)

He performs treatments such as:

  • removal of moles, lesions, cysts, lipomas, warts and birthmarks
  • scar correction/revision
  • prominent ear correction
  • laser (all indications)
  • gynaecomastia removal (excision/liposuction)


After graduating with merit from the Faculty of Medicine at Newcastle University, Mr Simon Filson trained surgically in the North East of England until 2011 when he moved to the renowned trauma centre, Rambam in Haifa, Israel. During his time in Israel, Mr Simon Filson performed various reconstructive surgeries of complex war injuries and burns from Syria, Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

As a result of his surgical work, patient care and junior doctor training, in 2014, he was recognised with the prestigious excellence award, ‘Oved Mitztayen’. He completed a year’s fellowship providing comprehensive paediatric plastic care at the SickKids Hospital, Toronto and then a microsurgical and breast reconstruction fellowship at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals.

He is passionate about education and is the Lead for education for the Surgical and Anaesthetic Directorate at the Evelina.


Mr Simon Filson is widely published on a variety of subjects ranging from burns and severe skin infections to cleft lip/palate, 3D printing and medical education/communication. He is also a reviewer for the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal.