Mehmet Manisali studied dentistry at Bristol University and medicine at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School (Imperial College London). He is a maxillofacial surgery consultant at St. George’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust specialising in facial deformity. He is also an honorary consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital regularly carrying out joint clinics and operating with his ophthalmology colleagues. His main areas of interest are: facial aesthetic surgery, orthognathic surgery, orbital surgery, skin cancer and facial trauma. He is a member of the skin cancer multidisciplinary team at Croydon University Hospital. As a dedicated teacher he regularly runs courses in various aspects of facial surgery; including rhinoplasty, other facial aesthetic procedures and trauma. He has a busy International lecturing schedule and visits his native country Turkey regularly, carrying out outpatient clinics and operating sessions. Since 2017 he is also involved in the Facing the World Charity, collaborating with surgeons in Vietnam. He is President Elect of the Maxillofacial Surgery section of the Royal Society of Medicine. He also takes an active role in the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery as a member of the reconstruction and trauma sub-group.


  • BDS University of Bristol, 1982
  • MSc University of London, 1986
  • FFDRCSI Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 1991
  • MB BS University of London, 1992
  • FRCS (Ed) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 1997
  • FRCS (OMFS) Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1999 ​


  • Dysmorphophobia or monosymptomatic hypochondriasis – A diagnostic dilemma MSc thesis (1986) – University of London

  • Adenomatoid hyperplasia of palatal minor salivary glands
    Bryant, C., Manisali, M., Barrett, A.W.
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology, February 1996 Vol. 110pp 167-169

  • Dysmorphophobia; recent developments of interest to the maxillofacial surgeon
    Cunningham, S. J., Bryant, C. J., Manisali, M., Hunt, N. P.
    British journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1996) 34, 368-374

  • Ocular psychiatric disorders in maxillofacial injuries
    Aghabeigi, B., Manisali, M., Suhr, M., Feinmann, C., Harris, M..
    International journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1998) 27, 195-198

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Book Chapters

Face, Jaws, Mouth and Teeth

Hamilton Bailey’s Emergency Surgery – 13th Edition Butterworth Heinemann – Co-author B. M. W. Bailey

Dorsal Augmentation

Septo-Rhinoplasties – Editor H. Unlu – Co Author: N.Can.

Soft Tissue Augmentation and Fat Grafting

Mehmet Manisali and Rahul Jayaram - Orthognathic Surgery: Principals, Planning and Practice - Edited by: Farhad B. Naini and Daljit S Gill

Rhinoplasty and Nasal Changes in Relation to Orthognathic Surgery

Mehmet Manisali and Leila Khamashta-Ledezema - Orthognathic Surgery: Principals, Planning and Practice - Edited by: Farhad B. Naini and Daljit S Gill

Postoperative Care, Nutritional Support and Oral Hygiene in the Orthognathic Surgical Patient

Richard Cobb, Kelly Wade-Mcbane and Mehmet Manisali - Orthognathic Surgery: Principals, Planning and Practice - Edited by: Farhad B. Naini and Daljit S Gill

Asymmetries of the Maxilla and Mandible

Farhad B. Naini, Mehmet Manisali and Daljit S. Gill - Orthognathic Surgery: Principals, Planning and Practice - Edited by: Farhad B. Naini and Daljit S Gill

Invited Lectures

Mr Manisali is regularly invited for national and international meetings as a speaker. The list provided shows his more recent contributions. He is invited to the prestigious Singapore Facial Plastic Surgery Course in November 2018 as a Teacher of Honour.

  • Turkish, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Association Meeting - October 2017

  • St. Petersburg Aesthetic Surgery Meeting - October 2017

  • Turkish ENT Associatoin Meeting - November 2017

  • Facial Skin Flaps Course St. George's Hospital - December 2017

  • Step by Step Rhinoplasty and Oculofcial Plastic Course (Cadaveric) St. George's Hospital - January 2018

  • RSM Skull Base Meeting - January 2018

  • ENT Meeting (Uluday Turkey) - March 2018

  • ICAMPS Meeting Kiev - April 2018

  • RSM Aesthetic Lid Surgery - May 2018

  • Orthognathic Surgery: Principles, Planning and Practice - June 2018

  • Step by Step Oculofacial Plastic and Rhinoplasty Dissection Course - September 2018

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Mr Manisali is engaged in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. Together with Mr Jahrad Haq, he is the founder of Step by Step surgery courses.

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Certificate of Merit in Surgery in MB BS Finals

An award given to achievers in the surgery section of the final examinations towards a medical degree.

NHS Hero

This is an award given to the NHS staff on the basis of nominations by patients in recognition of care provided exceeding the normal duty of care for patients. Mr Manisali was the recipient of this award in 2013.

Visiting Professorship in Australia

Mr Manisali was invited by the Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons to visit Australia for a month as a visiting Professor in 2016. During his stay he gave more than forty lectures and contributed to three meetings.


Mr Manisali volunteers his skills as a surgical trainer and educator with UK Medical Charity, Facing The World. This involves hosting visiting fellows and taking part in surgical missions. He led the missions to Hanoi, Vietnam in October 2017 and October 2018.

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