Archibald McIndoe


4 May 1900 – 11 April 1960

 Place of study: 

 University of Otago, New Zealand

Famous for: 

  • Pioneering the use of flap construction to rebuild the facial features and hands of Airmen who had been burned during the air battles of  World War II
  • Revolutionising the field of plastic surgery


Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons (1934)

Vice President of the Royal College of Surgeons (1946)

Commander of the Legion of Honour (1947)

Fun fact:

The McIndoe Burns Centre at Queen Victoria Hospital was dedicated in 1994 with a burns victim support group centred there, which also bears his name.