Ms Claire Black - Belfast Skin Clinic
Ms Black is a highly qualified plastic surgeon with special interest in skin oncology, burns and burns reconstruction reflected in her NHS practice. She has experience in orthopaedic, general, vascular, cardiothoracic, neuro and paediatric surgery dealing with complex wounds and soft tissue reconstruction.


  • Belfast Skin Clinic, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, 2017 – present
  • Consultant Plastic Surgeon Belfast Health and Social Care Trust 2012 – present
  • Consultant Plastic Surgeon NI Plastic and Maxillofacial Service 2008
  • Clinical Fellowship St Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery & Burns, Essex 2008
  • Clinical Fellowship Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children 2007


Education / Training / Qualifications

  • Specialist Registration GMC in Plastic Surgery 2009
  • FRCS (Plast) 2006
  • MD – Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Queens University Belfast 2004
  • MRCS (Eng) – 1999 
  • MB BCh BAO Faculty of Medicine, Queens University, Belfast, 1994
  • Significant number of postgraduate Management courses undertaken


Specific Interests:

  • Skin cancer
  • Burns and burns reconstruction.
  • Vascular anomalies / Haemangioma treatment especially in neonates.


Memberships of any Associations / Committees

  • British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
  • Irish Association Plastic Surgeons (IAPS)
  • British Burn Association (BBA)



  • 10+ publications and multiple published abstracts, oral presentations, poster presentations and audit presentations.



  • The JK Hardesty Award, Plastic Surgery Research Council, Seattle, USA 2000, Best Poster Presentation
  • GMC Accredited Trainer in Plastic Surgery NIMDTA (Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency)



  • Multiple Training courses undertaken along with taught courses and lectures given.