Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Best Evidence for Scar Treatment Study had to be put on hold. However we managed to catch up with Dr Riyam Mistry to see how he plans on finishing the study and what he is up to now.

Dr Mistry explained that due to Covid-19 they were unable to bring healthy volunteers into the hospital. In order to continue the study they are using the protocols and equipment from the study to assess scars in one of the Scar clinics at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

Due to the strain on health services throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr Mistry stated that completing his MSc was tough. However he successfully passed his viva and submitted his thesis, with some of the chapters being accepted for publication!

Dr Mistry is currently on a plastics themed core-surgical training post and will be applying for specialist registrar training in plastic surgery next year. Restore Research would like to congratulate Dr Mistry on his achievements this past year and wish him all the best in his specialty training application. We look forward to hearing more about the BEST Study results in the future.


Jasmine Bailey

Restore Social Media Fellow