Miss Kerstin Oestreich MD MSc

Consultant Plastic and Hand Surgeon

Kerstin trained in Heidelberg/Mannheim/Germany, Dublin/Ireland, Singapore and Indonesia, qualified as a specialist General Surgeon in 2000 and in Plastic Surgery in 2006.  She qualified as a Hand Surgeon in 2007. She is a Consultant Plastic and Hand Surgeon in the prestigious Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Next to her NHS commitment she has been in private practice since 2008 in the UK.

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Qualifications

Degree in European Healthcare Leadership
Masters Degree in Healthcare Management


GMC Number

6154004


NHS Post

Consultant Plastic and Hand Surgeon at The Birmingham Children’s Hospital


Professional Societies

British Society of Surgery of the hand (BSSH)
American Society for Surgery of the hand (ASSH)
European Wrist Arthroscopy Society (EWAS)
International Wrist Investigator’s’ Workshop (IWIW)
German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (DGPRAEC)
German Society of General Surgery (DGC)
Association of German Surgeons (BDC)
British Medical Association (BMA)


Full Biography

Kerstin trained in Heidelberg/Mannheim/Germany, Dublin/Ireland, Singapore and Indonesia, qualified as a specialist General Surgeon in 2000 and in Plastic Surgery in one of the biggest plastic surgery units in Europe (Ludwigshafen/Germany) in 2006.  She did a hand surgery fellowship and qualified as a Hand Surgeon in 2007. She joined the wrist arthroscopy tour in France 2008 and advanced training in wrist arthroscopy in Strasbourg/France and Derby/UK.

She has been a Consultant Plastic and Hand Surgeon in one of the largest Plastic Surgery Departments in the UK in Salisbury/Wiltshire from 2007-2014, and is since a Consultant in the prestigious Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Next to her NHS commitment she has been in private practice since 2008 in the UK.

Kerstin’s interest within Plastic Surgery is upper limb, hand and wrist surgery including wrist arthroscopy and paediatric/congenital upper limb surgery. She sees patients with hand and wrist conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post traumatic arthritis and acute trauma of the hand and wrist. She also sees congenital conditions such as ganglia, carpal tunnel, Dupuytren’s Disease (surgery and injection treatment), trigger fingers and thumb base pain.

Within plastic surgery Kerstin sees patients for reconstruction of post traumatic conditions or after cancer surgery, including breast reconstruction, skin cancer, scar treatment, as well as general plastic surgery procedures. 

Kerstin has taken part in numerous courses and conferences in hand surgery, microsurgery and aesthetic surgery throughout her training internationally.  Parallel with her surgical training, she did a Master degree in Healthcare Management at the University of Mannheim/Germany and a degree on European Healthcare Leadership at the INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau/ France. She was granted an award for the Leadership Award Scheme by the Health Foundation/London in 2009.

Kerstin has been invited internationally to lecture and teach (Strasbourg/France, Buenos Aires/Argentina, Marbach/Germany, San Francisco/US, Boston/US. She has presented 9 peer reviewed publications, 10 non- indexed publications, is co-author of 3 book chapters in international hand surgery and has given numerous presentations internationally. She is member of several specialist societies: British Society of Surgery of the hand (BSSH), American Society for Surgery of the hand (ASSH), European Wrist Arthroscopy Society (EWAS), International Wrist Investigator’s’ Workshop (IWIW), German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (DGPRAEC), German Society of General Surgery (DGC), Association of German Surgeons (BDC) and British Medical Association (BMA).

Kerstin speaks fluently English and German, in her spare time, she enjoys travelling, classical music and sports.

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