Mr Alasdair McKechnie


BDS University of Edinburgh 1990

FDSRCS(Ed) 1994

MBChB Univeristy of Aberdeen 1996

MRCS(Ed) 2001.

FRCS(Ed) 2005

PhD University of Nottingham 2007.

I am a UK trained Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Before my appointment in Leeds I was a NHS consultant in Sheffield and Lincoln with an interest in head and neck oncology.

I have a broad experience of clinical OMFS and an interest in both undergraduate and postgraduate education.

Other current roles

PhD co-supervision - University of Sheffield

Tutor - MSc Translational Oncology - University of Sheffield

Clinical Lead for Acute Dental Care, Leeds Dental Institute

Adult Safeguarding Lead, Leeds Dental Institute



  • Head of Academic Dept of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Programme Lead for MSc in Oral Surgery, Programme co-Lead for MSc Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Admissions Tutor for MChD Programme

Research interests

I have a broad interest in oral and maxillofacial surgery and the relationship between dentistal and medical specialties.

My PhD was in dendritic cell immunotherapy of cancer.

I have an interest in early diagnosis of oral cancer.

I also have an interest in oral health related to cancer and other medical problems - in particular medication related osteonecrosis of the jaw.


  • PhD
  • FRCS(Ed)
  • MBChB
  • BDS

Professional memberships

  • General Medical Council (Specialist list for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
  • General Dental Council (Specialist list for Oral Surgery)
  • British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists

Student education

I am currently Programme Lead for MSc and PGCert in Oral Surgery and co-Lead for the MSc in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

I am Module Lead for DSUR5300M Foundations of Oral Surgery, DSUR5306M Advanced Oral Surgery, DSUR5303M Service Improvement in Clinical Practice and DSUR5304M Introduction to Clinical Teaching and Supervision.

I am Admissions Tutor for MChD Programme.

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