Dr. William B. Norbury was born in Worchester, England. He obtained his Bachelor of Medicine degree from St. Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospital Medical College. He completed his MRCS (Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow) in 2003 and FRCS (Plast) in 2012. In addition to completing his residency in plastic surgery, Dr. Norbury completed fellowships in therapeutic use of lasers in the UK and in reconstructive burn surgery, surgical critical care at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) and Shriners Hospitals for Children-Galveston. During his last year of plastic surgery training he was rated the UK’s top fellow. He also completed a two-year fellowship in burn care research--one year focused on acute burn care and then one year emphasizing reconstructive surgery at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Galveston. In 2015 Dr. Norbury joined UTMB as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Plastic Surgery Division, and as a plastic and reconstruction staff surgeon at Shriners Hospital. Dr. Norbury has been universally lauded as a clinician, educator, and researcher by both teachers and peers.
Dr. Norbury serves as an expert in surgical reconstruction of severe burns. He is currently Principal Investigator on 2 IRB approved protocols and Co-Investigator on multiple other IRB approved protocols. He is an active researcher on the UTMB/SHC Burn Center Team and participates in multiple clinical trials. His other research activities center on nutrition in burn care, hyper-metabolism, wound healing, sepsis, burn reconstruction, and CO2 Laser treatment of hypertrophic scarring.
He has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications and presented his work at numerous national and international meetings. In February of 2016 he was an invited presenter at the 38th Annual John A. Boswick Burn and Wound Care Symposium in Maui, Hawaii. He is a member of the American Burn Association, British Medical Association, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow, and the Medical Defence Union to name a few. He is the recipient of several awards, including a young investigator award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Saint Bartholomew's and The Royal London Hospital Medical College - London, UK, MD, 1999
Burns and Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital - Swansea, UK, 2000
Burns and trauma research, acute burn surgery, and reconstructive burn surgery, Shriner's Burn Hospital for Children and The University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2001
,Royal College of Surgeons
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