Dr. Leon Alexander
Specialist Plastic Surgery
Language Spoken: English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Arabic
Dr. Leon Alexander is a well-qualified and experienced plastic surgeon.As a practising plastic surgeon, he approaches each case with an eye for perfection and ensures that the patient will get the best outcome in form, function and beauty. After spending the initial years in India and gaining an impressive track record, he relocated to the UAE in 2017. He joined a prominent private Multispeciality hospital in Abu Dhabi, where he single-handedly built the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and managed its operations to successful levels. After a three year stint there, he moved to Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, a tertiary care hospital, where he handled a wide range of cases and proved his mettle. With this wide knowledge and experience base, he joins us at Burjeel Medical City, Abu Dhabi. Some of the intricate works he has handled include hand surgery, microvascular surgery, burn reconstructive surgery, facial plastic surgery, lower limb reconstruction, body contouring and cosmetic surgery.
In addition, he has authored around thirty journal
publications, two book chapters, reviewed several manuscripts for many journals and serves
on the editorial board of prominent scientific journals.
MBBS - Trivandrum Government Medical College; University of Kerala.
MS - General Surgery- Madurai Medical College,Tamil Nadu,India.
M.Ch – Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery - Government Medical College, Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS).
DNB- Plastic Surgery - Diplomate of the National Board in Plastic Surgery (DNB), National Board of Examinations ( NBE), India.
MRCS (Edinburgh, UK) – Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh,UK.
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK (MRCS - Edinburgh, UK)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
Association of Plastic Surgeons of India(APSI)
Indian Society for Surgery of Hand(ISSH)
Indian Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons(IAAPS)
National Academy of Medical Sciences(NAMS-India)
Kairali Plastic Surgeons Association(Kerala,India-KPSA.)
Emirates Plastic Surgery Society (UAE).
Achievements & Certifications
Merit Certificate -Dr.T.Dorairajan Gold Medal Examination, Pediatric Surgery, Post-Graduates - 2011
Gold Medal- Best Essay on the topic 'FacialReanimation' - R.N.SinhaMemorialEssaycompetition - 2012.
Research & Publications
Alexander L. Complex Irreducible Dorsal Dislocation of Thumb Interphalangeal Joint: Controversies and Consensus in Management. J Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol. 2020 Sep;25(3):378-383. doi: 10.1142/S2424835520720133.PMID: 32723059.
Alexander L. Extravasation Injuries: A Trivial Injury Often Overlooked with Disastrous Consequences. World J Plast Surg. 2020 Sep;9(3):326-330. doi: 10.29252/wjps.9.3.326. PMID: 33330011; PMCID: PMC7734938.
Alexander L, Fahrenkopf MP. Free Tissue Transfer Of The Lateral Thigh And Anterolateral Thigh. 2020 Sep 25. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020. PubMed ID: 33085400.
Alexander L, Patel BC. Platysmaplasty Facelift. 2020 Sep 22. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020. PubMed ID: 33085438.
Alexander L. Dorsal Metacarpal Artery Flap: An Underrated Workhorse Flap for Reconstruction of Dorsal Finger Defects. Cureus. 2020 Oct 29;12(10):e11251. doi: 10.7759/cureus.11251.PMID: 33274133; PMCID: PMC7707146.
Alexander L, El Kazzaz AMH, Schenker M. Isolated Acquired Macrodactyly of the Left Fourth Toe. Cureus. 2021 Jan 12;13(1):e12648. doi: 10.7759/cureus.12648. PMID: 33585134; PMCID: PMC7872868.
Alexander L. Wide Awake Revision Cubital Tunnel Release: Is This the New Normal in Nerve Decompression Surgery? J Hand Microsurg. 2021; Feb. DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1724222.
Alexander L. Corrosive Stricture esophagus stomach - Our experience. University Journal of Surgery and Surgical Specialities. 2017 Feb;24:3(2). ISSN 2455-2860
Alexander L. Irreducible traumatic miki type II dislocation of hallucal interphalangeal joint: an insight into this rare injury. J Clin Diagn Res. 2019 Sep, Vol-13(9): PD01-PD03( Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2019 Sep, Vol-13(9): PD01-PD03).
Alexander L. Intramuscular cavernous haemangioma of the triceps brachii: a rare tumour with good prognosis. International Surgery Journal. 2019 Sep 26;6(10):3817-21.( Alexander L. Int Surg J. 2019 Oct;6(10):3817-3821 ).Available at:
.. Alexander L. Innervated Cross Finger Flap for Fingertip Reconstruction: An Old Classic Revisited. Clin Image Case Rep J. 2020; 2(3): 119.
Alexander L, Ravindran HK, George J. Rhabdomyosarcoma of lip - issues of subtyping, morphology and immunohistochemistry versus molecular studies: a case report with review of literature. Int Surg J 2020;7:2389-92.( International Surgery Journal | July 2020 | Vol 7 | Issue 7).
Alexander L. Cleft Palatal Fistula: Perspectives on Management With Review of Literature. New Emirates Medical Journal. 2021;2(1):76-81. DOI : 10.2174/0250688203666210111153808.
Alexander L. Epithelioid Sarcoma of Upper Extremity: Diagnostic Dilemma With Therapeutic Challenges. Cureus. 2021 Mar 28;13(3):e14156. doi: 10.7759/cureus.14156. PMID: 33936870; PMCID: PMC8078144.
Alexander L. Case of bizarre painless finger swelling. J Musculoskelet Surg Res 2021;5:136-7. DOI:10.4103/jmsr.jmsr_24_21.
Alexander L. Microsurgical Neurolysis, Dorsal Transposition and Nerve Wrap of Morton's Interdigital Neuroma: A Novel Technique. Research & Reviews: Journal of Surgery. 2021; 10(1): 24–31p.
Alexander L. RE: Giant cell tumor in the proximal phalanges of the hand: A report of two cases treated with a nonbiological construct. J Musculoskelet Surg Res 2021;5(3):216-8.doi: 10.25259/JMSR_41_2021
Alexander L. Plastic surgery training in India – past, present and future. Journal of Plastic Surgery and Transplantation. 2020;2(2):45–49.
Alexander L, Chacko H. A Curious Case of Ear Necrosis Salvaged by a Composite Temporalis Flap: Conchal Cartilage Graft Reconstruction. Cureus. 2021 Jun 15;13(6):e15653. doi: 10.7759/cureus.15653.PMID: 34277246; PMCID: PMC8280958.
Alexander L. An Uncomplicated and Cost-effective Solution to Large Seromas After Liposuction. J Cutan Aesthet Surg. 2021 Apr-Jun;14(2):260-262. doi: 10.4103/JCAS.JCAS_185_20. PMID: 34566375; PMCID: PMC8423210.
Alexander L. Practical applications of tenodesis in hand surgery. J Musculoskelet Surg Res. doi: 10.25259/JMSR_67_2021
Article titled "Re: DELAYED GRAFT REPOSITION ON FLAP IN 6 WEEK OLD ALLEN TYPE 4 AMPUTATION: CASE REPORT" accepted for publication in the Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume (Manuscript ID : 210143).
Manuscript titled "COMPREHENSIVE CLINICAL EXAMINATION OF HAND AND A PROPOSED FORMAT FOR DOCUMENTATION" (no: JHAM-D-19-00051) awaiting approval for publication in the Journal of Hand and Microsurgery (JHAM).
Manuscript titled "Spare Parts Surgery" – GRF Technique for Fingertip Amputations: A Novel Technique to Preserve Form and Function" Submitted for publication inJournal of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Rehabilitation, manuscript id OTR-21-0050.
Manuscript entitled "Dripping candle wax lesion of the hand" submitted for publication in the Journal of Orthopedics, Traumatology and Rehabilitation ( manuscript id: "jotr_30_21")
Article titled "A SIMPLE MINI-FIXATOR FOR COMPLEX THUMB FRACTURES" Submitted for publication in theArchives of Trauma Research (manuscript ID: atr_33_21).
Alexander L. An Unusual Case of Finger Fracture. Cureus. 2021 Nov 14;13(11):e19577. doi: 10.7759/cureus.19577.PMID: 34926049; PMCID: PMC8671062.
DISSERTATION/THESIS: "Incidence of hypocalcemia following near-total & total thyroidectomy".
Article titled "Versatility of negative pressure dressings in Plastic Surgery" submitted for publication in the Journal of Plastic Surgery and Transplantation.
EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER (Peer Review Journals):
Consultant Reviewer - Journal of Hand Surgery Global Online (JHS GO, Pubmed indexed 2020-present)
Peer Reviewer - Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery (Pubmed indexed, 2020 – present)
Contributing author for StatPearls online publishing (PUBMED indexed). (2020 – present).
Article Peer Reviewer - Strategies in trauma and limb reconstruction (Strategies Trauma Limb Reconstr - PubMed indexed)
Article Peer Reviewer - Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research (2019 – present)
Editorial board member - Open Scientific Journal of Surgery (2020 – present).
Editorial board member of Clinical Images and Case Reports Journal (CICRJ.)
Editorial board member of Journal of Case Reports and Images in Surgery.
Editorial board member (Associate Editor) of the International Journal of Surgery Science.
Editorial board member (International Editorial Board Member) of the "Journal of Plastic Surgery and Transplantation (JPST)".
vArticle Peer Reviewer - Asian Journal of Case Reports in Surgery.
Article Peer Reviewer - SAGE Open Medicine.
Article Peer Reviewer – Cancer control( PubMed Central (PMC), PubMed: MEDLINE indexed).
Article Peer Reviewer- Cureus Journal of Medical Sciences (Pubmed indexed)
Clinical Expertise & Services
Burn reconstructive surgery
Lower limb reconstructive surgery
Peripheral nerve surgery
Cosmetic surgery: Body contouring – liposuction, abdominoplasty, male breast (Gynecomastia) correction, botox injections.
Head and Neck Oncoplastic reconstructive surgery.
General plastic and reconstructive surgery.