Ioannis Goutos

Title: Mr
BSc(Hons), MBBS(Hons), FRCSEd(Plast) MSc Burn Care
Clinical Senior Lecturer


Mr Ioannis Goutos qualified from the Royal Free and University College London medical school in 2002 with a distinction in Surgery and a 1st Class Honors BSc degree in Molecular Medicine with Basic Medical and Clinical Sciences.   He acquired a Plastic Surgery national training number in the Oxford Deanery in 2008, having worked at a number of the burns and plastic surgery services, including St. Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns, Chelmsford, where he developed a special interest in burns.

Following completion of a Masters degree in Burn Care, he was offered an honorary clinical lectureship and since June 2015, a substantive appointment as a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at Queen Mary University of London.

Mr Goutos has broad academic interests, including the pathophysiology and management of burns pruritus.  He has achieved numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and presents his work nationally and internationally, including invited contributions.  

He is a reviewer for the main burns journals -‘Burns’ and ‘Journal of Burn Care and Research’ as well as an associate editorial board member of the International Journal of Burns and Trauma. He is currently part of an international group called Scar Academy, which aims to transform scar management globally.


Pathophysiological mechanisms and treatment of burn pruritus

Burns reconstructive surgery

Effect of metabolic diseases on burn outcomes






I Goutos, M Tyler.  Early management of paediatric burn injuries. 

Paediatrics & Child Health.  2013 Sep;23(9):391-6.


I Goutos.  Neuropathic mechanisms in the pathophysiology of burns pruritus.  Redefining directions for therapy and research.  J Burn Care Res. 2013 Jan-Feb;34(1):82-93.  PMID: 23135211.


I Goutos, H Sadideen, AA Pandya, SJ Ghosh.  Obesity and burns

J Burn Care Res. 2012 Jul;33(4):471-82.  PMID: 22274633.


I Goutos, M Eldardiri, AA Khan, P Dziewulski, PM Richardson.  Comparative evaluation of anti-pruritic protocols in acute burns.  The emerging value of gabapentin in the treatment of burns pruritus.    J Burn Care Res. 2010;31(1):57-63, PMID: 20061838.


I Goutos, P Dziewulski, PM Richardson.  Pruritus in burns.  Review article.

J Burn Care Res 2009;30: 221–228.  PMID: 19165110.


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Course lead, Burn Care programmes, QMUL

Teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students


MSc/PGCert Burn Care

MSc/PGDip/PGCert Aesthetic Medicine

MSc Reconstructive Microsurgery


Centre for Cell Biology and Cutaneous Research

Blizard Institute

Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Blizard Building

4 Newark Street


E1 2AT


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