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

Electrochemotherapy vs radiotherapy in the treatment of primary cutaneous malignancies or cutaneous metastases from primary solid organ malignancies: A protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis

McMillan, A., McElroy, L., O'Toole, L., Matteucci, P., & Totty, J. (2022). Electrochemotherapy vs radiotherapy in the treatment of primary cutaneous malignancies or cutaneous metastases from primary solid organ malignancies: A protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Surgical Protocols and Research Methodologies, 2022(1), Article snac005. https://doi.org/10.1093/jsprm/snac005

The use of perioperative prophylactic antibiotics following excision of ulcerated skin lesions in the UK – A national, multi-speciality survey of clinicians

Totty, J., Matin, R., Wernham, A., Ray, R., Thomas-Jones, E., & Abbott, R. (in press). The use of perioperative prophylactic antibiotics following excision of ulcerated skin lesions in the UK – A national, multi-speciality survey of clinicians. Clinical and experimental dermatology, https://doi.org/10.1111/ced.15075

Chlorhexidine versus Povidone-Iodine Skin Antisepsis Prior to Upper Limb Surgery (CIPHUR): An International Multicentre Prospective Cohort Study

Wade, R., Bourke, G., Wormald, J., Totty, J., Stanley, G., Lewandowski, A., …The CIPHUR Collaborative. (2021). Chlorhexidine versus Povidone-Iodine Skin Antisepsis Prior to Upper Limb Surgery (CIPHUR): An International Multicentre Prospective Cohort Study. BJS Open, 5(6), Article zrab117. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsopen/zrab117

A Mixed Methods Feasibility Study of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Hitchman, L., Totty, J., Cai, P., Smith, G., Carradice, D., & Chetter, I. (2021). A Mixed Methods Feasibility Study of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Diabetic Foot Ulcers. Journal of Wound Care, 108(supp.6), Article znab259.1127. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjs/znab259.1127

The impact of surgical site infection on hospitalisation, treatment costs, and health-related quality of life after vascular surgery

Totty, J., Moss, J. W. E., Barker, E., Mealing, S., Posnett, J., Chetter, I. C., & Smith, G. E. (in press). The impact of surgical site infection on hospitalisation, treatment costs, and health-related quality of life after vascular surgery. International wound journal, https://doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13526

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

2018