Miss Serena Martin - Belfast Skin Clinic


  • Consultant Plastic Surgeon – Belfast Skin Clinic 2024 – current
  • BAAPS mentorship at Purity Bridge, Tunbridge Wells 2023
  • Paediatric Burns Fellow, Manchester 2023
  • Cleft Fellow, John Radcliffe, Oxford 2022 – 2023
  • Plastic Surgery, South Eastern Trust NI2017 – 2022
  • Vascular/General Surgery Belfast Trust NI 2016
  • General Surgery, South Eastern Trust NI 2015
  • Emergency Medicine, South Eastern Trust NI 2015
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology, SE Trust NI 2014
  • General Medicine, Southern Trust, NI 2013 – 2014

Education / Training / Qualifications

  • FRCS Plast Part 2. 2022
  • FRCS Plast Part 1. 2021
  • MRCS Part B, The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh 2015
  • MRCS Part A, The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh 2014
  • MB BCh BAO Honours Queen’s University Belfast 2013
  • BSc Honours Zoology Queen’s University Belfast 2008

Specific Interests:

  • Cleft lip and palate surgery
  • Aesthetic surgery 

Memberships of any Associations / Committees

  • Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland


  • Neck ergonomics in cleft surgery 2023 – Ongoing multi-centre research project to determine the impact of loupes, prismatic loupes and the microscope during primary cleft operations.
  • Book Chapter – Rationale of Cleft Palate Repair, C Hill and S Martin
  • Fayyaz G.Q. (eds) Surgical Atlas of Cleft Palate and Palatal Fistulae. Springer
  • Forty peer reviewed publications
  • Seventy-five national and international presentations



  • ALSGBI prize – awarded for the best laparoscopic surgery related abstract submitted to the ASiT conference 2017
  • International Society for Vascular Surgery (ISVS)– 3rd prize ISVS Poster Presentation at CACVS International Conference, Paris, France 2017


  • Prize for the best poster presentation at the annual CFSGBI conference 2023
  • Arnold Huddart Medal (CFSGBI) –– 2023
  • The Barron Prize (BAPRAS) –2022
  • SALG Patient Safety Conference, London. Change in Practice Regarding the Use of Throat Packs in Paediatric Cleft Surgery. Joint 1st place for oral presentation. 2019
  • The Harvey Prize in Vascular Medicine – 2nd prize awarded for an oral presentation at the national RSM Vascular meeting 2016


  • New Year New You: A surge in cosmetic tourism in Northern Ireland 2019
  • Prize for the best poster in the case report/case series category at NIMDTA clinical excellence day.


  • Awarded 21 medals, prizes and scholarships at medical school


  • Plastic Surgery FRCS Viva teaching in Oxford, Manchester and Northern Ireland.
  • Cleft surgery for the FRCS given to plastic surgery trainees in Oxford and Manchester.
  • Virtual teaching to dental foundation trainees on cleft lip and palate annually from 2019 to 2021 
  • BAAPS/PLASTA Virtual Aesthetic Webinar series: Part 3 Head and Neck Aesthetics 2021.
  • Secondary burns reconstruction teaching 2021.
  • Faculty on the BAAPS/PLASTA ST3 interview course 2020 – 2021
  • BAAPS/PLASTA Virtual Aesthetic Webinar series: Part 2 Head and Neck Aesthetics. Four-part series October 2020.
  • BAAPS/PLASTA Virtual Aesthetic Webinar series: Part 1 Breast and Body contouring. Three-part series June 2020.
  • An update on BIA-ALCL. Presented to plastic surgery colleagues 2019.
  • Set up a new teaching programme at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) for final year medical students. 
  • Faculty at the Royal College of Surgeons National Student Surgical Skills Competition – Northern Ireland heat 
  • ‘Teach the Teacher’ Course at NIMDTA
  • Anatomy Clinical Demonstrator at Queens University Belfast for medical students
  • Honorary surgical tutor for both 4th and final year medical students at Queen’s University Belfast.
  • OSCE assessor at Queen’s University Belfast
  • Regularly teaching colleagues at regional plastic surgery teaching sessions.