Dr Dirk Pilat FRCGP, PgDipGP, (Otago)

Dr Dirk Pilat is a General Practitioner and partner at the Bromley by Bow Health Partnership in the East End of London. He is also the Medical Director for e-learning at the Royal College of General Practitioners and author of the RCGP’s elearning course on Lipoedema. He worked as a GP in Scotland and New Zealand before settling in Tower Hamlets.


Dr Sarah Pledger qualified from King’s College London in 1987. She has been a practising GP in West Sussex for 22 years, also holding senior roles specialising in Women’s Health and Fertility. She is a Fellow of the Faculty of Reproductive Health (RCOG) and is the Clinical Lead for Gynaecology (and also for Unscheduled and Urgent Care) for Coastal West Sussex CCG, involved in the commissioning and re-organisation of services. She was one of the contributor GPs to the RCGP elearning course on Lipoedema.

Mr Alex Munnoch, FRCS Ed(Plast)

Mr Alex Munnoch is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Clinical Lead at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee and a leading international expert on Lymphoedema and more recently Lipoedema. He carries out liposuction on the NHS related to both conditions. He is also Patron of Talk Lipoedema, a member of the Lymphoedema Support Network’s (LSN) Medical Advisory Team and a former Chair of the British Lymphology Society (BLS).  Mr Munnoch presents extensively on his research, including Quality of Life for lymphoedema patients.