Who We Are

We are a UK registered medical charity creating sustainable solutions for children in developing countries who have severe craniofacial defects. We do this by training local surgical teams, providing multidisciplinary surgical treatment, and donating necessary equipment.

Team of world-leading UK-based surgeons
A unique position in Vietnam

How the £1m Target Will Be Spent

Training 60 doctors over 5 years & performing 18,000 life-changing operations

12 additional doctors trained each year, 60 doctors trained over 5 years


Dr Nguyen Ngoc Vinh MD

CEO and Co-founder

Hong Ngoc General Hospital


• Waleed Haram

 • Tra Bich Nguyen

• Wayne Ingram

• Jeanette Schaberl

• Sophie Stephenson-Wright



• Bertie Portal

• Shari Royle

• Suki Waterhouse

• Michael Chan

 • Sharon Gilshenan

  • Alicia Newn

• Phong Phung

• Trang Tran

 • Ngoc Long Nguyen

• Hoang Le Thuy Duong

• James Newton


Our Medical Teams


• Chris Abela, Consultant Craniofacial and Plastic Surgeon

• Kingi Aminu, Consultant Paediatrician

• Jeremy Antscherl, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

• Asim Bashir, Consultant Plastic Surgeon

• Florian Bast, ENT Consultant

• Nadiya Beck, Theatre Sister

• Alexandra Burke-Smith, Foundation Doctor

• Peter Clarke, Consultant ENT Surgeon

• Jonathan Collier, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon*

• Luna Dhir, Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmology

• Simon Eccles, Consultant Craniofacial Plastic Surgeon*

• Ilaria Ferrero, Theatre Sister

• Brian Fu, Registrar Plastic Surgeon

• Paul Gerarchi, ENT and Facial Plastic Surgeon


• Sri Gore, Ocuplastics Fellow

• Will Grant, Consultant ENT Surgeon

• Anish Gupta, Consultant Anaesthetist

• Nadine Hachach-Haram, Craniofacial Fellow

• Colin Haylock, Maxillofacial Prosthetist

• Sarah Jones, Consultant Head and Neck Maxillofacial Prosthetist

• Naresh Joshi, Consultant Oculoplastic Surgeon

• Niall Kirkpatrick, Consultant Craniofacial Plastic Surgeon*

• Orla Lacey, Consultant Anaesthetist

• Corina Lee, Consultant Anaesthetist

• Jorge Leon-Villapalos, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Burns Consultant General

 • Mary Lo, Consultant Craniofacial Surgery

• Levan Makalanda, Consultant Neuroradiologist




* Trustee, Facing the World

• Mehmet Manisali, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

• Rajesh Mehta, Consultant Anaesthetist

• Saahil Mehta, Trainee Plastic Surgeon

• Sophie Mulligan, Theatre Nurse

• Eimear Murphy, Plastic Lead Nurse Specialist

• Nhathien Nguyen-Lu, Consultant Anaesthetist

• Craig Nightingale, Core Surgical Trainee

• Bernard Norman, Consultant Anaesthetist

• Juling Ong, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Royal Marsden

• David Peterson, Consultant Neurosurgery  and Spinal surgery

 • Tim Rees, General Practitioner*

• Polly Richards, Consultant Neuroradiologist

• Robin Richards, Anatomical Modelling

• Amir Sadri, Registrar Plastic Surgeon

• Konal Saha, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon

• Richard Scawn, Consultant Oculoplastic and Ophthalmic Surgeon

• Sophia Shah, Consultant Orthodontist

• Neriay Taera, Theatre Sister (retired)

• Norma Timoney, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

• Kevin Tsang, Consultant Neurosurgeon

• Helen Witherow, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

• Simon Woodruff, Consultant Ophthalmologist

• Michael Williams, Maxillofacial Technician

• Richard Young, Consultant Craniofacial Plastic Surgeon*


• Nguyen Hong Ha, PhD, MD, Consultant Plastic Surgeon

• Do Thi Ngọc Linh, MD, Consultant Plastic Surgeon

• Vu Trung Truc, MD, Consultant Plastic Surgeon

• Bui Mai Anh, MD, Consultant Plastic Surgeon

• Dao Van Giang, MD, Consultant Plastic Surgeon

 • Tran Thi Thanh Huyen, MD, Consultant Plastic Surgeon




• Nguyen Thi Thu Hang, MD, Consultant Plastic Surgeon

• Tran Xuan Thach, MD, Plastic Surgeon

• To Tuan Linh, MD, Plastic Surgeon

• Nguyen Thi Huong Giang, MD, Plastic Surgeon

• Tran Ngoc Van,  MD, Plastic Surgeon, BDS

• Nguyet Viet Anh, MD, BDS

• Ngo Hai Son, MD, Plastic Surgeon

• Dr Nguyen Thi Thu Ba, Anaesthetist


 • Tran Thi Van Anh,  Head Nurse

• Trinh Thi Mai, Plastics Nurse

• Chu Thi Thanh Tan, Plastics Nurse

• Pham Cong Quyen, Plastics Nurse

• Pham Van Manh, Plastics Nurse

• Phan Thi Ngan, Plastics Nurse

• Nguyen Thi Bao Ngoc, Plastics Nurse

• Nguyen Ngan Giang, Plastics Nurse, Theatre Sister

 • Dr Nguyen Huu Lanh, Anaesthetist

 • Dr Nguyen Manh Tan, Dentomaxillofacial  Doctor

• Pham To Quyen, Plastics Nurse

• Hoang Thi Thu Hong, Plastics Nurse

• Tran Viet Thang, Plastics Nurse

• Trinh Thu Thuy, Plastics Nurse

• Nguyen Kieu Linh, Plastics Nurse

• Dr Nguyen Nguyet Nha, Plastic Surgeon

• Dr Dang Van Duy,  Consultant Plastic Surgeon

• Dr Bui Tuan Anh,  ENT Doctor

• Dr Nguyen Van Tuan, Anaesthetist


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