Professional background

Nicholas Kalavrezos is a head and neck reconstructive surgeon and the clinical lead of the head and neck surgery in the London Sarcoma Service based at UCLH.

His clinical practice includes ablative and reconstructive surgery for the head and neck with a special interest in bone sarcomas and functional outcomes following reconstructive surgery. His clinical practice also includes surgical treatment of salivary gland tumours as well as thyroid surgery.

Mr Kalavrezos’ research interests include applications of “tissue engineering” in head and neck reconstruction. He is a founding member of the “Centre for Reconstructive Surgery” at University College London (UCL) where he also holds a Senior Lecturer post. He is also a member of the “Face Transplant Group” based at the Royal Free Hospital aiming to perform the first face transplant in the UK. He has joint research projects in the Nanotechnology Lab of UCL on “tissue engineered bio-scaffolding” aiming to replace defects of the head and neck (i.e. nose and ears) with tissue-engineered based micro-vascular flap reconstruction.

Nicholas lectures regularly at national and international meetings and holds senior positions in the Executive Board of the European & the International Association for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery.

He is the current Secretary General of the European Association and has also been elected as President of the EACMFS 2024-26.

Research interests

Diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of the management of advanced head and neck cancer and the functional and aesthetic rehabilitation following cancer treatment.