The highest honour that the BOA can confer, Honorary Fellowships are awarded to those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to trauma and orthopaedics, both nationally and internationally. Candidates for Honorary Fellowships are considered annually by a Board comprising the last five BOA Presidents, and chaired by the most senior. The Board nominates potential recipients to the BOA Council for a final decision – up to four Honorary Fellowships may be awarded annually, and the award takes the form of a parchment certificate that is presented to recipients by the President at the annual BOA Congress.
2017 Honorary Fellows
Andrew A. Amis FREng, PhD, DSc(Eng), FIMechE, CEng is Professor of Orthopaedic Biomechanics and head of the Medical Engineering group of Imperial College London. He is based at the Mechanical Engineering Department and the Musculoskeletal Surgery Group in the Department of Surgery and Cancer. He has worked in orthopaedic biomechanics for more than 40 years and has published extensively, largely relating to sports knee problems and development of joint replacements and instrumentation. His work ranges from basic anatomy through biomechanical analysis of the functions of specific tissue structures to joint and patient function. This has led to many patented inventions for surgical procedures and implantable devices. He has widespread collaborations with surgeons and industry. Current works include development of a total shoulder prosthesis system, meniscal repair methods, directing a spin-out company developing a meniscus prosthesis, and development of ligament repair/reconstruction methods to address rotatory instability of the knee.
Clare Marx, an orthopaedic surgeon, works as Associate Medical Director in Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust. After her Chairmanship of the Trauma and Orthopaedic Specialist Advisory Committee, during which the new T&O curriculum was written, she went on to be President of the British Orthopaedic Association 2008-9. She has a keen interest in the Patient Safety agenda and chairs the College Invited Review Mechanism. Also high on her agenda are workforce issues, particularly the low percentage of women entering surgery, the challenges of delivering quality training in reduced working hours, and the need for professionals to continuously strive for improvements in quality and care of their patients.
Professor Stanley attended Liverpool University Medical School, and received his MCh Orth in 1977. In 1979, he became a consultant at Ormskirk District General Hospital and Wrightington Hospital, where he set up the Hand Unit, focussing on rheumatoid disease and general wrist problems. He has held a number of prestigious positions within the profession, including Vice President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, President of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand, President of the British Association of Hand Therapists, and Honorary Member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand. Professor Stanley was appointed ad hominem Professor of Hand Surgery at the University of Manchester in 1996 and has held visiting professorships around the world. In 2016, the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand presented him with the Award of International Pioneer in Hand Surgery.
Professor Wallace, currently Regional Director for the East Midlands, has had a long and prestigious orthopaedics career in Scotland and England. He is well-known for his long tenure as Professor of Orthopaedic & Accident Surgery in Nottingham. Professor Wallace was instrumental in developing a number of innovative medical devices, including the LockDown and Infinity-Lock. Heavily involved with air, rail, and road accident investigation, he has contributed research, leadership, and expert advice to numerous high-profile investigations. He has held a number of prestigious positions in the profession and been asked to speak around the world.