Josh Totty

Mr Josh Totty

NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Plastic Surgery

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Hull York Medical School

Qualifications

  • PGDip (Royal College of Surgeons)
  • PGCert (Hull York Medical School)
  • MD (Hull York Medical School)

Summary

Josh is an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Plastic Surgery, working under the supervision of Professor Ian Chetter (Professor of Surgery) and Professor Mat Hardman (Chair in Wound Healing), conducting research into surgical wound infections, wound healing, hand surgery and skin cancer. He is also a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery trainee, working in the Yorkshire region.

After completing his undergraduate medical degree at the Hull York Medical School, he underwent foundation training in West Yorkshire. He then went on to complete a two-year research fellowship under the supervision of Professor Chetter, culminating in the award of MD by Research Thesis. He was also successful in completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Professionals Education, and meeting the requirements for admission to Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

His research centred around prevention of surgical site infection in primarily closed wounds, through the use of active wound dressings. As part of this, he designed and implemented a pilot randomised controlled trial that successfully recruited 144 patients in a single centre. The findings from this work have been presented on an international stage, and published in peer-reviewed journals.

Following his research fellowship, he completed core surgical training, again in Yorkshire. This led to him successfully obtaining a national training number in Plastic Surgery in 2020. He was appointed a Clinical Lecturer in Plastic Surgery in February 2021.

Since appointment, he has continued to collaborate both within the university and with colleagues in other parts of the UK, and continues to publish work both as a lead author and a collaborator.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Diagnostic accuracy of telemedicine for detection of surgical site infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Lathan, R., Sidapra, M., Yiasemidou, M., Long, J., Totty, J., Smith, G., & Chetter, I. (2022). Diagnostic accuracy of telemedicine for detection of surgical site infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis. npj Digital Medicine, 5(1), Article 108. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41746-022-00655-0

Wound complications following surgery to the lymph nodes: A protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis

Nzenwa, I. C., Iqbal, H. A., Hardie, C., Smith, G. E., Matteucci, P. L., & Totty, J. P. (2022). Wound complications following surgery to the lymph nodes: A protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS ONE, 17(8), Article e0272490. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0272490

The impact of COVID19 on the presentation, diagnosis and management of cutaneous melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma in a single tertiary referral centre

McClean, A., Matteucci, P., & Totty, J. (in press). The impact of COVID19 on the presentation, diagnosis and management of cutaneous melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma in a single tertiary referral centre. Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2022.06.062

Measurement of the local physiological effects of a single use topical negative pressure device in healthy volunteers– The PICO-1 Study

Prabakaran, P., Totty, J., Carradice, D., Chetter, I., & Smith, G. (in press). Measurement of the local physiological effects of a single use topical negative pressure device in healthy volunteers– The PICO-1 Study. Journal of Wound Care,

Dermoscopy as an adjunct to surgical excision of non-melanoma skin lesions: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Hurley, A., Totty, J., & Pinder, R. (in press). Dermoscopy as an adjunct to surgical excision of non-melanoma skin lesions: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology,

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

2018