Peter C. Neligan, MB, FRCS(I), FRCSC, FACS is Director of the Center for Reconstructive Surgery at University of Washington Medicine and a UW Professor of Surgery in the Division of Plastic Surgery. He is a co-author of Core Procedures in Plastic Surgery, 2nd Edition.
Dr. Neligan earned his medical degree from the University of Dublin. After completing fellowships in surgical research, pediatric plastic surgery, microvascular surgery, and burn surgery at the University of Toronto, he established his plastic surgery practice in Sudbury, Ontario before returning to the University of Toronto to take up a position at the Wellesley Hospital as Director of the Ross Tilley Burn Unit. He then moved to Toronto General Hospital (TGH) where he specialized in oncologic reconstruction and reconstructive microsurgery. Dr. Neligan served as Chief of Plastic Surgery at TGH from 1996 until 2007. In 1996 he was appointed Chair of the University Division of Plastic Surgery, and 1999 he was appointed the Wharton Chair in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, the first endowed chair in Plastic Surgery in Canada. Dr. Neligan moved to Seattle in 2007, where he is now a Professor at the University of Washington in the Departments of Surgery and Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery.
Dr. Neligan is active in numerous societies, and is past president of the Plastic Surgery Foundation, The American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, and the North American Skull Base Society. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is a past member of the Board of Directors for the American Head and Neck Society. He is the past Chair of the Advisory Council for Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery at the American College of Surgeons. He has authored several books, over 75 book chapters, and over 180 peer-reviewed papers, and is the series editor of the fourth edition of the 6-volume set, Plastic Surgery. Dr. Neligan has made over 200 peer-reviewed presentations at national and international meetings as well as delivering numerous invited lectures. He has served as Visiting Professor to numerous institutions nationally and internationally. He sits on the Editorial Board of five journals and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery.