Charles Malata

Qualifications & Education


Professor Malata graduated in Medicine from the University of Zambia Medical School in 1984 as the best student in his class winning prizes for outstanding performance in Surgery, Paediatrics and Overall. He was also awarded the Shell-BP Prize for the best overall graduate in ALL the Schools (Faculties) of the University of Zambia.


Upon arrival in the UK in 1986, he undertook the final examination for undergraduate medicine and was awarded the Licenciate of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of London (LRCP MRCS). Thereafter he underwent General Surgical training on the Newcastle & Leeds University Hospital Rotations obtaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS Glasg) in 1990. He then entered 9 years of Higher Surgical Training in Plastic Surgery starting with two years as a plastic surgical SHO in the Leeds and Newcastle Units. From 1991 to 1994 he was a Research Registrar at Bradford University Plastic Surgery Research Unit and worked on a PhD laboratory research project on in vivo pharmacological modulation of silicone breast implant capsular contracture. In 1994 he became a Career Registrar in Plastic Surgery at Canniesburn Hospital (Glasgow) on the prestigious West of Scotland Training Programme obtaining the Intercollegiate Board Specialist Fellowship in Plastic Surgery (FRCS Plast) in March 1997.


In the same year Professor Malata won the Mentor Prize in Aesthetic Surgery for his published work on a prospective comparison of smooth and textured silicone breast implants for cosmetic breast augmentation (British Journal of Plastic Surgery). He was also awarded a Scholarship of the Royal College of Surgeons & Physicians of Glasgow and a BAPRAS Overseas Travelling Fellowship to undertake superspecialty training in Breast and Cosmetic Surgery in the USA from 1998 to 1999 at Georgetown University Medical Center (Washington, DC), Suburban Hospital (Bethesda, Maryland) and Emory University Hospital (Atlanta, Georgia).


Postgraduate Qualifications

1999 Certificate in Cosmetic & Breast Surgery (Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

1998 Certificate in Cosmetic & Breast Surgery (Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA)

1997 FRCS (Plastic Surgery)

1990 FRCS (Glasgow)

1988 MRCS, LRCP (London)


Medical School: University of Zambia Medical School (1977 - 84)

1984 MB ChB: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

1981BSc (Human Biology) with Distinction


Other Qualifications

1985 USA FMGEMS: Foreign Medical Graduate Exam in Medical Sciences

1987 UK PLAB: Professional & Linguistics Assessment Board Exam (London)

1990 Canada MCCEE: Medical Council Evaluating Examination