Niall Kirkpatrick Biography – Wiki
Niall Kirkpatrick has died after being struck by a car on a country road while enjoying a Sunday morning bike ride with a friend in Fairstead, Ess*x.
A 65-year-old man is being held on suspicion of causing death by reckless driving.
Mr. Kirkpatrick worked for the NHS and also ran private practice on London’s Harley Street that attracted high-profile patients from around the world.
He was also a specialist in craniofacial surgery for children at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and a leading expert in head and neck surgery.
Mr. Kirkpatrick was also considered one of the world’s leading facelift surgeons.
Niall Kirkpatrick has died at the age of 62-years-old.
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He lived in a £2.2million home with his wife Anahita and their three children, aged 17, 21, and 26, in west London and is believed to earn over £500,000 a year from his work at the NHS, private consultancy, and television work.
He previously appeared extensively on the television show Botched Up Bodies in which he corrected cosmetic surgery operations that had gone disastrously wrong.
In 2012, Kirkpatrick led a medical team that “reconstructed” the face of Ali Hussein, an Iraqi teenager seriously injured in a 2003 US airstrike when he was just 7 years old.
It earned him a place in Britain’s Top 100 Pediatric Doctors.
Mr. Kirkpatrick was also known for his work with the Facing the World charity, which focuses on children in Vietnam suffering from facial deformities.
In his role as medical director and surgeon, he regularly visited the country for operations and participated in fundraising efforts.
“Niall was the most amazing consultant to work with, he taught me so much and became a lovely friend. He was kind, caring, patient, inspiring, and also a lot of fun. He made me a better plastic surgeon.
Another wrote: “Niall was one of the most genuine men on this earth.”
A relative of one of his former patients stated: “Devastated by this news, I met Dr. Kirkpatrick a few months ago and my daughter’s second operation was scheduled for the end of this month.”
With the charity Facing the World, which focuses on children in Vietnam suffering from facial deformities, he regularly visited the country for operations and was involved in fundraising efforts for new hospitals and medical equipment.
“He left the impression of a true gentleman with infinite kindness during our conversations. My condolences to his wife and children. RIP Dr. Kirkpatrick.
Neuropsychiatrist Dr. Alastair Santhouse posted on Twitter: “I am heartbroken that my friend Niall Kirkpatrick has passed away.
“In addition to the skill of a surgeon, he had the eye of an artist and he was one of the kindest men I have ever met.”
Harley Street eye specialist Dr. Sabrina Shah-Desai described him as a “good mentor” and a “graceful human being.” She added: “I have no words to express the sadness I have been feeling since hearing the news of Niall’s untimely death this week.”
Essex Police said emergency services were called to report the collision involving a car and two cyclists in Fairstead, Essex, around 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
A police statement said: “We attended and sadly one of the cyclists, a man in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The other cyclist suffered injuries to the face.
They added that a 65-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of causing the death by reckless driving and is currently in custody.