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William Norbury, MD
Assistant Professor
Departments: Surgery
Languages: English
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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. 

Medical/Professional School:

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,

UTMB Health Plastic Surgery - Galveston
1005 Harborside Drive 5th Floor
Galveston, TX 77555
Fax: (409) 772-4456

UTMB Health Wound Care and Hyperbarics Clinic - Dickinson
1804 West Farm-to-Market Road 646 Suite N
Dickinson, TX 77539
Fax: (281) 534-4256

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Best plastic surgeon I've seen at UTMBJun 08,2017
He was attentive to the other medical problems I had & how they related to what he was treating me for.Feb 13,2018
He was very knowledgeable about my condition and took the time to explain what he will be doing during my upcoming surgery.Jul 05,2018