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William Benedict Norbury

William B. Norbury, MD

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English

William B. Norbury, M.D., was born in Worcester, England. He obtained his Bachelor of Medicine degree from St. Bartholomew's and The Royal London Hospital Medical College. He completed his MRCS (Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow) in 2003 and FRCS (Plast) in 2012. In addition to completing his residency in plastic surgery, Dr. Norbury completed fellowships in therapeutic use of lasers in the UK and in reconstructive burn surgery, surgical critical care at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) and Shriners Children's Texas. During his last year of plastic surgery training he was rated the UK's top fellow. He also completed a two-year fellowship in burn care research – one year focused on acute burn care and then one year emphasizing reconstructive surgery at Shriners Children's Texas. In 2015, Dr. Norbury joined UTMB as an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, Plastic Surgery Division, and as a plastic and reconstruction staff surgeon at Shriners Children's. Dr. Norbury has been universally lauded as a clinician, educator and researcher by both teachers and peers.

Dr. Norbury serves as an expert in surgical reconstruction of severe burns. He is currently principal investigator on 2 IRB approved protocols and co-investigator on multiple other IRB approved protocols. He is an active researcher on the UTMB/SHC Burn Center Team and participates in multiple clinical trials. His other research activities center on nutrition in burn care, hyper-metabolism, wound healing, sepsis, burn reconstruction and CO2 Laser treatment of hypertrophic scarring.

He has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications and presented his work at numerous national and international meetings. In February of 2016, he was an invited presenter at the 38th Annual John A. Boswick Burn and Wound Care Symposium in Maui, Hawaii. He is a member of the American Burn Association, British Medical Association, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow, and the Medical Defence Union to name a few. He is the recipient of several awards, including a young investigator award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Pediatric Care


  • Burn Care
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Education and Training

Medical Education
St. Bartholomew's and The Royal London School of Medicine and Dentristry

Homerton Hospital
London, UK

Homerton Hospital and the Royal London Hospital
London, UK

Homerton Hospital and the Royal London Hospital
London, UK

The Royal London Hospital
United Kingdom

Broomfield Hospital
Broomfield, Chelmford, UK

Academic Positions and Locations

UTMB - The University of Texas Medical Branch
Assistant Professor


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