The theme for the BOA Annual Congress 2022 will focus on ‘Technology, Data and Recovery’.

Speaker Biographies

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Nathaneal Ahearn

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Mr Ahearn is a surgeon specialising in knee surgery and major trauma. His elective practice is exclusive to knee surgery. He has experience in cartilage, meniscal, and ligament injury repair and reconstruction, and treats both early and advanced knee osteoarthritis.

He was trained in the Severn Deanery and has MTC consultant experience in Coventry and Bristol. He has a particular interest in periarticular knee trauma, and has developed skills in management of complex lower limb trauma.

Speaker, ‘The Monday Morning Trauma Meeting – OTS Revalidation Session

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Amjid Ali

Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield

Amjid Ali has been a Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield since 2008.

He graduated from the University of Sheffield in 1996 and did his General Surgical and Specialist Orthopaedic training in Sheffield. He undertook his specialist Shoulder and Elbow Surgery training in Sydney, Australia and in The Shoulder and Elbow Unit at The Northern General Hospital in Sheffield.

His specialist interests include shoulder & elbow trauma and revision elbow arthroplasty.

Amjid is actively involved in teaching and training. He is a faculty member on a number of local, national and European courses teaching physiotherapists, GPs, Surgical Trainees and other Consultants about the assessment and treatment of shoulder and elbow problems.

He is an FRCS (Trauma & Orth) Examiner, Deputy TPD for Yorkshire and Humber (South) and Clinical Director of MSK Services at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

Speaker, ‘Contemporary Management of Distal Humerus Fractures’- BESS Revalidation Session

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Fazal Ali

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Chesterfield Royal Hospital and Sheffield Children's Hospital

Fazal Ali has a special interest in sports injuries to the knee in the adult and the child. He works at Chesterfield Royal Hospital and the Sheffield Children’s Hospital. He trained in Sheffield and undertook Fellowships in Newcastle and New York. He is a former TPD for South Yorkshire and is presently the Academic Secretary of BOSTAA. He is Head of the Question Writing committee of the Intercollegiate Board.

He has published his work, written chapters and given invited lectures on training issues and knee surgery both nationally and internationally. He has co-edited ‘Examination Techniques in Orthopaedics’ which is a best-selling orthopaedic text and is transated into Chinese . He is the founder in 2007 of the largest clinical examination course worldwide: The Chesterfield and Sheffield FRCS Clinical course.

Fazal was voted regional Orthopaedic ‘Trainer of the Year’ on six occasions. He was given a life-time award for training by South Yorkshire in 2012. He was twice shortlisted by BOTA as one of the top trainers in the UK. In 2017 he was honoured by the South Yorkshire Training Rotation by the creation of an annual award: The ‘Fazal Ali Award for Academic Excellence’.

He serves as a senior examiner and Board Member for the JCIE in the FRCS(Tr&Orth) examinations. In 2017 he was elected to the panel of international examiners. Mr Ali also serves on the board of examiners in other countries. 

Speaker, ‘Paediatric Sports Injuries’ – BSCOS/BOSTAA Revalidation Session; Chair, BOA Clinical Examination Skills Course

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Abtin Alvand

Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford

Abtin is a Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (NOC) and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Oxford (NDORMS). He graduated from University of London (Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine). After completing basic surgical training on the prestigious Hammersmith surgical rotation, he began higher surgical training in Trauma and Orthopaedics on the Oxford programme in 2008. He took three years out of programme to undertake a PhD (DPhil) as the NIHR Biomedical Research Unit Fellow at the University of Oxford. His DPhil was titled “Improving Surgical Learning and Performance at Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty”.

Abtin was appointed as NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer at the University of Oxford in 2015, and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in 2017. He undertook two post-CCT sub-specialist clinical fellowships focusing on complex hip and knee surgery in Oxford (NOC) and Stanmore (Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital). He was then appointed in Oxford as a Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon. Clinically, he has a specialist interest in unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, revision knee arthroplasty, and peri-prosthetic joint infection.

Speaker, ‘Complex Knee Arthroplasty’ BASK Revalidation Session

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Sanjeev Anand

Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Sanjeev is a Consultant Knee surgeon at Leeds Teaching hospitals NHS trust. He has a special interest in treating complex knee trauma, sports injuries and paediatric knee problems.

He is Education secretary of British Indian Orthopaedic Society and is part of British Patellofemoral Society’s executive team. He is a founder member and Academic chair for International Society for Knowledge for Surgeons on Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty (ISKSAA) and is editor-in-chief of Journal of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery. He has led in the development of national guidelines for ACL reconstructions and was part of the group which developed BASK’s arthroscopic meniscus surgery guidelines.

Co-Chair, ‘Trauma Challenges’– BIOS Indian Summer Session

Tony Andrade

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading

Mr Tony Andrade, MBBS, FRCS (Tr&Orth), is a consultant Orthopaedic, Hip and Knee Surgeon at Circle Reading Hospital. He graduated from the London Hospital Medical College and was a surgical trainee in the Wessex region of the South of England before being fellowship trained in hip and knee surgery at Sportsmed-SA in Adelaide, South Australia, where he first learned hip arthroscopy. He was also fellowship trained in trauma surgery at the Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, USA.

Mr Andrade has a specialist interest in the Young Adult Hip, having established a hip arthroscopy service in Reading, in 2002, and is widely considered to be a UK pioneer of hip arthroscopy. He is a board member of ISHA – The Hip Preservation Society and is on the Non-Arthroplasty Hip Registry (NAHR) user group for the British Hip Society. 

He is regularly invited to lecture nationally and internationally on hip preservation topics, and to teach on national and international hip arthroscopy and arthroplasty courses. He has multiple publications in peer reviewed journals on these topics.

Speaker, Modernising care of young patients with hip pain – BHS Revalidation Session

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Elizabeth Ashby

Paediatric Orthopaedic Consultant, Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Elizabeth Ashby is a Paediatric Orthopaedic Consultant.  She attended medical school in Cambridge, did her orthopaedic training in London and completed a fellowship in Montreal, Canada.  She worked as a consultant at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital before returning to where she started – Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.  Elizabeth enjoys all aspects of Paediatric Orthopaedics with a particular interest in limb and foot deformity. 

Speaker, BJJ Session, Wednesday 21st September, 16:40 – 18:10

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Robert Ashford

Consultant Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Tumour Surgeon, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and the East Midlands

Professor Robert Ashford was appointed at Leicester as a Consultant Orthopaedic & Musculoskeletal Tumour Surgeon in 2008, working jointly at Nottingham University Hospitals, following fellowships in Sydney and at the RNOH. He is the lead clinician of the East Midlands Sarcoma Service. He clinical practice is orthopaedic oncology and lower limb arthroplasty.

His research interests are metastatic bone disease, palliative orthopaedic surgery, genetics of soft tissue sarcoma and outcome measures in sarcoma. He was co-chair of the BOOS working party on surgical management of metastatic bone disease.

He was chosen as an ABC travelling fellow in 2014 and in 2019 he was both promoted to Honorary Professor at the Leicester Cancer Research Centre and elected President of the British Orthopaedic Oncology Society. He is grateful that Saracens have ensured Leicester Tigers have avoided relegation

Chair, Pathological fractures – to fix or replace?, BOOS Revalidation

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Simon Bach

Professor of colorectal surgery, Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Professor Bach is a Professor of colorectal surgery and also section lead for surgery at the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK. He was trained in Newcastle, Christie Hospital Manchester, John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford before joining the CSSANZ training scheme at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. He is the Royal College of Surgeons of England Director for RADAR [Robotic and digital surgery]. Prof Bach was previously Royal College of Surgeons of England lead for colorectal surgery (2013-19) and chaired the National Cancer Research Institute Colorectal Cancer surgical group (2011-2018). He is a Clinical Director of Birmingham’s Cancer Research UK Trials Unit and chief investigator for Cancer Research UK’s TREC and STAR-TREC studies, developing and evaluating new non-invasive treatments for rectal cancer. Prof Bach is a chief investigator for the RCS MASTERY study, developing and validating digital blueprints for robotic cancer surgery to benefit training and the quality assurance in surgery.

Twitter: @Bach_Surgeon


Speaker, RCS Robotics & Digital Surgery

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Alexander Baker

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, Royal Preston Hospital

Alex has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal surgeon since 2011 based at Royal Preston Hospital. The regional Major Trauma Centre and Spinal Hub, the hospital serves a catchment area of over 1.4 million people. He undertook all aspects of adult spinal surgery including deformity (scoliosis) surgery and complex spinal trauma.

  • Honorary Senior Lecturer University of Manchester
  • Directorate Training lead / Surgical training Committee member
  • FRCS Examiner
  • Specialist advisor to NICE guideline development group
  • Specialist advisor to Health Service Ombudsman
  • Masters Degree (MSc) in Biomechanics
  • Honours Degree (BSc) in Biochemistry
  • International Faculty – AO, Edinburgh International Trauma Symposium / Postgraduate Orthoapedics
  • Spinal Fellowship Training in UK and USA
  • Multiple publications and book chapters including McRae’s Orthopaedic Trauma and Postgraduate Orthopaedics

He is an ordained priest working in the Church of England and minister in secular employment. Alex also enjoy sailing and skiing as well as growing my own vegetables, keeping Alpaca, Shetland Sheep, pigs and chickens!

Speaker, BOA Clinical Examination Skills Course

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Peter Bates

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal London Hospital

Peter is an honorary senior lecturer at QMUL and lead faculty for the Orthopaedic Trauma Sciences MSc.
His subspecialty interest is polytrauma and the treatment of pelvic and acetabular fractures.

Peter also has a medico legal practice, specialising in those who have sustained high energy trauma and often have multiple injuries

Co-Chair, ‘The Monday Morning Trauma Meeting – OTS Revalidation Session

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David Beard

Professor of Musculoskeletal and Surgical Science, Rosetrees RCSEng Director, Surgery and Interventional Trials Unit, University of Oxford

David Beard is Professor of Musculoskeletal and Surgical Sciences at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) in the University of Oxford and an NIHR Senior Investigator. He is also the Rosetrees/RCS Director of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) Surgical Intervention Trials Unit (SITU NDORMS-Oxford) and Professorial Fellow of Kellogg College. He has completed and published several practice-changing clinical trials in surgery, orthopaedics, plastics, and rehabilitation in high-level journals, and is a Chief Investigator/Co-app in several ongoing trials using his specific research interest in trials methodology, placebo control designs, outcome measurement, and innovation/robotic surgery. He is a member of the RCS Eng Working Group on Robotic Surgery (RADAR) and the MSK RAS working group (with FH), TSC Chair of the NIHR RACER study, Co-Chief Investigator of REINFORCE (with MKC), and has several other active RAS related grants and projects.  

Co-Chair, RCS Digital & Robotics Group

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Michael Beverly

Retired Orthopaedic Surgeon, NDORMS, University of Oxford

After medical school at St Mary’s and basic surgery at St Bartholomew’s, my orthopaedic training was at Hammersmith, Northampton and Oxford.

A full-time NHS career in general, paediatric and trauma orthopaedics followed, based in West London at Ealing.

I have been fortunate in working and teaching in the Far East and Africa for various NGOs.

On retirement, I was lucky to be taken on by the University of Oxford under Professor Murray at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre where I have recently completed a DPhil on joint physiology.

Speaker, King James IV Lecture 'Walking on Water - How joints work and why they become arthritic’

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Leela Biant

Academic Head of Dept Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Manchester, Honorary Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Manchester University Hospitals

Leela Biant is Academic Head of Dept Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Manchester and Honorary Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Manchester University Hospitals. She is lead Clinician for Cartilage Repair and Regeneration and the incoming President of BASK.

Leela  trained in London and completed specialist fellowships in Sydney and London. She was Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon in Edinburgh for 8 years before moving to Manchester. Her thesis was entitled ‘Articular Cartilage Injury and Repair in the Young Adult Knee’ and her research focus includes biological regenerative surgery and advanced joint replacement. She has won multiple awards for research, and now leads a strong research team that includes academic clinicians, biomedical engineers, materials scientists and cell biologists.

Leela is an elected ICRS Senior Fellow, and founded the ICRS Global patient registry. She is a Lifetime Honorary Fellow of the UK Biological Knee Society in recognition of her work in this field. She has won awards for teaching, and is a clinician advisor to NICE. She was an ABC Travelling Fellow in 2010 and BASK Travelling Fellow in 2014.

Her lecture "Regenerating Damaged Joints; from bench to bedside to theatre and round again" will be a celebration of progress, an acknowledgement of the joy and vexations of orthopaedic research  and an appreciation of what we don't yet know for sure.

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Caroline Blakey

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Trust

Miss Blakey is an Orthopaedic Consultant at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.  She trained in Edinburgh and London before beginning her higher surgical training in Sheffield.  Having completed fellowships in Melbourne, at both the Royal Children's Hospital, and with John O'Donnell at Hip Arthroscopy Australia, she returned to Sheffield for a further six months of training in hip preservation surgery.  She joined as a consultant in 2019.  Miss Blakey's practice includes management of the paediatric and young adult hip, including periacetabular surgery, safe surgical dislocation and hip arthroscopy.

Speaker, Young Adult Hip: Managing the Sequelae of Paediatric Hip Disorders - BSCOS Revalidation Session

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Tim Board

Consultant Hip and Knee Surgeon, Wrightington Hospital

Tim specialises in complex primary and revision hip surgery at Wrightington Hospital, the home of Sir John Charnley. He trained in Manchester, gaining an MD for research into bone grafting and an MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering. Tim then undertook Fellowship training in Sydney, Hannover and Wrightington. The hospital now performs over 2000 hip and knee replacements every year and is the tertiary orthopaedic unit in the North West.

Tim is GM CLRN lead for orthopaedics and chairs the British Hip Society Research Committee. He also sits on the executive committee of the BHS and the North West Surgical Trials Centre. He is a full time NHS consultant but has a strong academic interest having presented over 200 papers at National and International scientific meetings and published over 100 peer reviewed papers and book chapters. He is an Honorary Professor and has numerous research collaborations with the Universities of Manchester, Leeds and Salford.

Speaker, Data-Driven Decisions and Technology Disruption in Hip Surgery – BHS Revalidation Session

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Steve Borland

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle

Steve Borland is a Consultant at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne. He specialises predominantly in orthopaedic trauma, pelvic and acetabular fractures and limb reconstruction. He also maintains an interest in lower limb arthroplasty and osteotomy around the knee.

Originally from Glasgow, he completed his surgical training in the North East of England. He undertook fellowships at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, and at the Russian Ilizarov Scientific Centre, Kurgan, Russia.

He has a strong interest in training and holds a Masters in Medical Education from Newcastle University, where he is also an Associate Clinical Lecturer. He is the early years lead for orthopaedic training in the Northern Deanery, sits on the regional STC and is faculty for AO and ATLS. 

Speaker, ‘The Friday afternoon trauma review’ – OTS Revalidation Session

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Deepa Bose

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Orthopaedic Trauma and Limb Reconstruction, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

Ms Deepa Bose is a consultant in orthopaedic trauma and limb reconstruction at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.  Her practice is exclusively in adults, and includes general trauma, major trauma and post-traumatic limb reconstruction: osteomyelitis, malunion, non-union, limb lengthening & deformity correction.

She is currently Vice Chair of the Specialist Advisory Committee for Trauma & Orthopaedics, and the lead for CESR approval process.  She has also contributed to the revision of the curriculum.  She holds an MSc in Medical Education and has been admitted to the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of RCS Edinburgh, as well as being a member of the Academy of Medical Educators.  She is involved in national selections for core and orthopaedic surgery, and sits on ARCP panels for both.  She was regional training programme director for core surgery in West Midlands from 2015 – 2019.

She is the Chairman of World Orthopaedic Concern UK, a specialist society of the British Orthopaedic Association, and a charity which focuses on teaching orthopaedics in low resource countries.  She is co-director of the postgraduate orthopaedic training programme in Guyana.  She also visits Gaza as part of the UK limb reconstruction team of the charity Medical Aid for Palestinians.

She has been on the Emergency Response Team of UK Med, a first response team for international disaster relief, since 2012.

Chair, Harnessing technology in low and middle income countries – WOC Revalidation and Free Paper Session

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Simon Britten

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon and BOA Medico-legal Committee Chair, Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals since 2002, having completed surgical training in Bath and Bristol and following fellowship training in the Ilizarov method at the Ilizarov Scientific Centre in Kurgan, Russia.

As an officer in the Royal Army Medical Corps,  I gained experience in mass casualty and disaster management while serving with British Gurkhas Nepal at British Military Hospital, Dharan at the time of the Nepal Earthquake, August 1988.  As a House Surgeon at RAF Wroughton I was involved in the surgical care of servicemen evacuated from the First Gulf War.

My clinical practice includes the treatment of severe lower limb fractures and post-traumatic limb reconstruction including non-union, mal-union and deformity, limb length inequality, bone loss, bone infection and amputation.

Current President Elect of the British Limb Reconstruction Society and Chair of the British Orthopaedic Association Medico-legal Committee.

In 2018 I was awarded the taught degree of Master of Laws with Distinction in medical law and ethics by De Montfort University Leicester.

My other interests include Leeds Rhinos Rugby League Football Club, modern languages, old Gothic Hammer Horror films, Formula One motorsport and the castles of Northumberland.

Speaker, 'Medico-legal pot pourri - getting started, high volume small value claims, and persisting implications of Covid'

Rajesh Botchu

Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Dr Rajesh is a Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist at Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, He was appointed in 2014 after completing his Radiology training at Leicester and Norwich and subspecialty training at ROH, Birmingham, CIM, Geneva and NOC, Oxford in Musculoskeletal and Spinal imaging as well as interventional techniques. Dr Botchu has a strong research interest and has over 200 publications in peer reviewed scientific journals. He has written numerous book chapters and regularly lectures in regional national and international conferences. He is part of the team behind MSK Radiology4 u website and app

Speaker, Spinal Curriculum Update for SpR's: Spine Day

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Alasdair Bott

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Alasdair Bott, MBBS, MSc, FRCSEd (Tr&Orth), Dip Hand Surg (Br) is an Orthopaedic Consultant at North Bristol NHS Trust. His training in trauma and reconstructive surgery has been put to use in South Africa, Malawi, Cambodia and Myanmar. He has an interest in upper limb trauma.

Speaker, ‘The Monday Morning Trauma Meeting – OTS Revalidation Session

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Pranai Buddhdev

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mid & South Essex & Addenbrookes NHS Trusts

Mr Pranai Buddhdev is an internationally fellowship-trained and recognised specialist in paediatric orthopaedic surgery and young adult hip preservation working at Mid & South Essex & Addenbrookes NHS Trusts. Following completion of training, he conducted fellowships at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne and was awarded the BOA Clinical Leadership Fellowship & International Hip Preservation Society Travelling Fellowship in 2019. He has an MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering (Cardiff) & is completing an Executive Masters in Medical Leadership (Bayes Business School) whilst leading on a national project involving technology & innovation. He plays a strong role in education, sitting on the Education Committee of the British Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (BSCOS) & the executive board of the Hip Hope Network and has utilised novel platforms to disseminate educational content including #ThePaedipodsCast & BSCOS Paediatric Orthopaedic Digest podcasts.

Co-Chair, Young Adult Hip: Managing the Sequelae of Paediatric Hip Disorders - BSCOS Revalidation Session

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Donald Campbell

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School

Donald Campbell was born in Vancouver Island, Canada and emigrated to Scotland where he spent his formative years. He graduated from Aberdeen University Medical School in 1993 and trained around most of Scotland, including his Trauma and Orthopaedics (T&O) rotation in the East of Scotland. He completed two years of fellowships in paediatric T&O in Glasgow and Sheffield. He was appointed as a consultant in Ninewells Teaching Hospital in Dundee in 2007, where he treats a broad range of paediatric conditions with a particular interest in the foot and the ankle, including some adult F&A work. He has a keen interest in training and was the East of Scotland T&O Training Programme Director for 6 years. He is now the TPD forum chair for the UK and Ireland and a FRCS T&O examiner. He is also a SAC liaison member for the JCST and sits on the BOA education committee.

Chair, Best of the Best Session

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Andrew Carr

Nuffield Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Oxford

Andrew Carr is the Nuffield Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Oxford. He trained at Bristol, Sheffield, Oxford, Seattle and Melbourne. His research has focussed on the development and evaluation of surgical implants. Whilst working with John Goodfellow he defined the use of the Oxford Knee as a partial knee replacement which has been implanted in over 2 million people worldwide. He pioneered the importance of patients’ views in assessing the outcome of surgery and the Oxford Scores, which he co-invented, and are now used globally to assess patient outcomes and direct health policy.  He has improved the infrastructure for clinical trials of surgery in the UK, including the controversial use of placebo, or sham surgery, controls.  He co-founded the Royal College of Surgeons of England Trial Unit in Oxford in 2012.  He is author of over 450 papers and review articles, including more than 25 in the Lancet and BMJ, which have been cited over 38,000 times.

He led the construction of the Botnar Research Institute complex, at the University of Oxford, which houses over 300 multidisciplinary researchers with charitable endowments of over £30 million. He was Director of the NIHR Biomedical Research Unit in Oxford from 2008-2017. He was instrumental in the relocation of the Kennedy Institute for Rheumatology to Oxford in 2013 with an investment of over £60 million from the Kennedy Trust. He was Divisional Director of the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre during the formation of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust in 2011 and is past President of the British Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Society (BESS).

He is a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and an NIHR Senior Investigator. His awards include an honorary doctorate of medicine from the University of Copenhagen, the Gold Medal of the British Orthopaedic Association and the Steindler Award from the USA.

Speaker, Robert Jones Lectures 'Innovation, Regulation and Evaluation in Orthopaedic Surgery

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Anna Clarke

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Miss Clarke is the head of one of the few standalone paediatrician major trauma centres in the UK.

A consultant for 8 years, her specialist interests include the generality of paediatric trauma but more specifically fractures of the upper limb.

She runs a complex upper limb service that particularly manages sequelae of trauma, and is pleased to be involved in a number of orthoplastics services that support multi- disciplinary care of open or infected injuries.

She has been AO faculty for some years, she is also a member of a number of upper limb specialist groups.

Speaker, ‘The Friday afternoon trauma review’ – OTS Revalidation Session

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Rhiannon Cole

Specialist Physiotherapist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Rhiannon Cole is a Specialist Physiotherapist based at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. After 5 years working in the NHS Rhiannon chose to specialise in Major Trauma.  During her work she identified gaps in psychology service provision, and a limited skill set of the MDT that were thought to potentially impact on patient engagement in rehabilitation.  To develop a research question around this topic, Rhiannon used her 5 years of experience delivering clinical research within her NHS role, and her involvement in local Research Champion Network.  Rhiannon recently successfully completed an NIHR Internship, where her study involved the exploration of mental health MDT support of major trauma patients, in the inpatient setting.  This work builds the foundation for future work to improve patient care and support for patients experiencing psychological distress after Major Trauma.     

Speaker – ‘Current Challenges Facing Trauma’ ATOCP Session

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Matthew Costa

Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery & Honorary Consultant Trauma Surgeon, John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford

Matt was appointed Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma, University of Oxford in 2015. He was previously Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedics at University of Warwick. Matt is also Honorary Consultant Trauma Surgeon at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

Matt’s research interest is in clinical and cost effectiveness of musculoskeletal trauma interventions. He is Chief Investigator for a series of randomised trials and associated studies supported by grants from the UK NIHR, EU, Musculoskeletal Charities and the Trauma Industry. His work has been cited widely, and informs many guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Matt is Chair of the NIHR Clinical Research Network Injuries and Emergencies Specialty Group and the NIHR Musculoskeletal Trauma Trials Network. He is also a member of the NIHR HTA Research Board. He Chairs the British Orthopaedic Association Research Committee and is Associate Editor for Trauma and Research Methods at the Bone and Joint Journal.

Matt is past President of the Orthopaedic Trauma Society and past President of the Global Fragility Fracture Network.

Chair, Fragility Fracture Network UK Review Day - Changing practice in fragility fracture care

Speaker, More than just plates or nails – surgery, research and the National Hip Fracture Database Trauma – OTS Revalidation Session

Speaker, BJJ Session

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Ashtin Doorgakant

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Northern General Hospital in Sheffield

Ashtin graduated from Newcastle University in 2003. After his core surgical training, he took two years out to work as a volunteer with VSO in Malawi, and still maintains a close link with the orthopaedic community out there. Upon his return, he completed his surgical training in the Mersey region. He undertook a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield and joined Warrington as a consultant in 2019.

Additional roles include:

  • Audit and governance lead for trauma and orthopaedic department
  • Educational supervisor for medical students and junior doctors
  • Coordinator for bi-monthly departmental journal club
  • Ashtin is actively involved in research and quality improvement and, to date, has over 20 peer reviewed publications, 2 book chapters and 1 book to his name.
  • Ashtin was selected for the Future Leaders Programme run by the BOA, which he completed in 2020.

He is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, the Royal College of Surgeons of England and World Orthopaedic Concern. He also leads outreach surgical visits to Malawi with charity Feet First.

Speaker, WOC Revalidation and Free Paper Session, Tuesday 20th September 14:20-15:55

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Andrew Duckworth

Senior Clinical Lecturer, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, Edinburgh Orthopaedics, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Andrew Duckworth is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh and an Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon in Edinburgh Orthopaedics at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.  Following completion of his training in Edinburgh, he was an Upper Limb Fellow at the Wrightington Upper Limb Unit.  His clinical interests are in trauma and upper limb surgery, with a focus on injuries around the elbow, wrist and hand.  His current research includes clinical trials in orthopaedic trauma, large data and patient reported outcome measures.  He is a co-app and Co-CI/PI on NIHR funded clinical trials.  He is an Editorial Board Member for The Bone & Joint Journal (BJJ), Bone & Joint Research (BJR) and Bone & Joint360, and is on the Research Committees of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) and the Orthopaedic Trauma Society (OTS).  He is a co-director of the world-renowned Edinburgh International Trauma Symposium. 

  • Senior Clinical Lecturer │ Centre for Population Health Sciences, Usher Institute │ University of Edinburgh
  • Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon │ Edinburgh Orthopaedics, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh 
  • Bone & Joint Journal (BJJ) and Bone & Joint360 – Editorial Board Member
  • Bone & Joint Research (BJR) – Specialty Editor
  • OTA Research Committee – Member
  • OTS Research Committee – Member

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]


Speaker, BJJ Session, Wednesday 21st September, 16:40 – 18:10

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William Eardley

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Will Eardley is a Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon with a clinical and academic  practice. He holds several senior positions across UK Orthopaedic Trauma including the TARN National Committee, Vice Chair of the BOA Trauma Committee and Chair of the OTS Research Committee. Most recently Will was appointed orthopaedic lead of the NHFD.

Chair, ‘More than just plates or nails – surgery, research and the National Hip Fracture Database Trauma’ – OTS Revalidation Session

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Sue Fitzpatrick

Director of Sue Fitzpatrick Associates

Sue Fitzpatrick is the former Director and Head of Education and Training of the Institute of Clinical Research and has more than 30 years’ experience within clinical research. She was responsible for the management, audit and training of CRAs and has developed many training and academic courses. She currently is module leader for the research methods module QMUL. Sue continues her work on enhancing competencies and standards architecting the gold and training standards for CRAs. Currently Sue is a consultant to Health Education England, the end point assessor for the new clinical research degrees.

She was a member of the GCP committee of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine and helped develop a certification examination for physicians and other research personnel. She has authored many articles and books on clinical research, career development and risk based monitoring topics. Sue co-authored The Oxford Handbook on Clinical and Healthcare Research published by the Oxford University Press.

Chair, ‘GCP in action’ - Good Clinical Practice Training

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Jane Fitzpatrick

Associate Professor, University of Melbourne in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Academic: Jane obtained her Medical Degree at the University of Melbourne and has a PhD in Biological Management of Tendinopathy from the University of Western Australia. She is a specialist Fellow of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. 

Clinical: Jane has over 35 years of clinical experience with one of the first fully referred specialist Sports Medicine practices in Australia, combining surgical and clinical integration with Orthopedic Surgeons and physiotherapists to provide patient-centered care for patients. She integrated research into this clinical setting, running 9 clinical trials, developed teaching positions within the practice for Sports registrars and orthopedic fellows, introduced ultrasound guided procedures and holds CCPU licensing for ultrasound use in clinical practice. In this setting she has performed more than 10,000 injections in the shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, elbow and small joints.

Research: Jane’s PhD into the Biological management of tendinopathy, led to 8 significant publications, one as the lead article in the #1 Journal for Orthopaedics – the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Jane’s current research in osteoarthritis, imaging in tendinopathy, injection therapies for OA and a foray in COVID-19 return to sport has contributed to 2 book chapters (one on Biologicals) and many new publications in the last 12 months. She is a regular speaker for TOBI, the APEC Business SME forums. Jane’s team recently won the Asia Pacific Economic Commission (APEC) - Business Ethics Lighthouse award for service to the Asia-Pacific region.  

Speaker, Thought Leadership Session “Bioventus”, Tuesday 14.50 - 15.20

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Grey Giddins

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal United Hospitals, Bath

Grey has worked as an Orthopaedic and Hand surgeon in Bath since 1995. He is privileged to work in a very supportive team of three hand surgeons and four hand therapists with a wide range of practice including a full range of elbow, wrist and hand trauma and elective conditions. He has a particular interest in the management of common hand injuries, the mechanism and outcome of falls on the wrist, and minimal access surgery for many common elective hand conditions such as finger ganglia, corrective osteotomies and closed fusions. Grey runs a specialist practice in obstetric brachial plexus injuries, wrist and DRUJ pathology, and rheumatoid arthritis. He has an interest in surgical error and its avoidance.

Grey is a visiting Professor in the Mechanical Engineering department at the University of Bath, where he research tendon injuries, mechanisms of falling and joint replacement failures. He has an NIHR grant to develop a novel drill guide system, has developed a novel jig to measure DRUJ instability, and is developing jigs to measure instability in other joints.

Grey was honoured to be President of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand in 2017, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Hand Surgery (European) from 2012-2016 and Hunterian Professor 2022.

Speaker, Professional Development for SAS Surgeons – “time to invest”

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Anthony Gilbert

Research Physiotherapist, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Southampton

Anthony works within the Therapies Department, at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, as a Research Physiotherapist. Anthony is in the final year of his PhD, funded by an NIHR CDRF, investigating patient preferences for virtual consultations. Anthony's research areas of interest include patient experience, rehabilitation, implementation, and quality improvement. Anthony is Chair of the Association of Trauma and Orthopaedic Chartered Physiotherapists.

Chair, Overview of ATOCP Presentations ATOCP

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Danny Goel

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Dr Goel earned his medical degree and a Masters in Science from the University of Manitoba. He then pursued his Orthopaedic Surgery training at the University of Calgary. Dr. Goel is shoulder fellowship trained from the University of Western Ontario and Harvard University. He has also trained in complex shoulder tendon transfers at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. He has his MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Dr. Goel’s practice includes all aspects of arthroscopic and reconstructive shoulder surgery. He is a member and an examiner for the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada and is Board Certified under the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He maintains privileges at Burnaby General and St. Paul’s Hospital. He is a member of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association, Canadian Medical Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and British Columbia Medical Association.

Speaker, Modernising care of young patients with hip pain – BHS Revalidation Session

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Ben Gooding

Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon, Nottingham University Hospitals

His fellowship training includes:

  • The Mayo Clinic, USA
  • Harvard Orthopaedics, Boston USA
    • As the British Shoulder and Elbow Society Travelling Fellow 2012.
  • Australia – Southern Orthopaedics and The Sydney Shoulder Institute
    • As the Malkin Travelling Fellow 2011.
  • Nottingham Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship.
  • Sheffield Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship.

His local training includes the Nottingham University Hospitals, Derby Hospitals and Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

Positions of Responsibility:

  • Clinical Chairman, The Park Hospital Nottingham, 2021 – present.
  • Chair Castle Orthopaedic Partners 2019 – present.
  • Deputy Head of Service Orthopaedics, Nottingham University Hospitals, 2020-21.
  • Chair of the Greater Nottingham Clinical Cabinet, 2017 – 2018.
  • Clinical Chairman of Circle Nottingham and UK Hospitals Exec Board member for Circle Health, 2017 – 19,
  • British Elbow and Shoulder Society Education Committee 2012-2014.
  • Co-Organiser of the British Shoulder and Elbow Society congress in Nottingham 2014.

Speaker, BOA Clinical Examination Skills Course

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Andrew Green

Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist (MSK & Trauma Rehabilitation), The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Andy Green is a clinical specialist Physiotherapist in musculoskeletal and trauma rehabilitation at The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.  Majority of his work focuses around the complex major trauma patients in an outpatient setting, but involves weekly inpatient sessions and a multi-professional major trauma clinic.  Andy completed a masters in Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy at The University of Birmingham in 2012.  Andy was appointed onto the NICE guideline committee for the development of the rehabilitation after traumatic injury guideline which was published in January 2022.  He co-chairs the West Midlands Branch for the ATOCP whilst also sitting on their national regional branch sub-committee.

Speaker – ‘Prevention of Adolescent ACL’ ATOCP Session;

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Justin Green

Orthopaedic Registrar, Northumbria Healthcare Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne

Justin Green is a Leadership and Management Fellow, Health Education England and Research Fellow in Digital Health and application of Machine Learning, Newcastle upon Tyne

Speaker, Modernising care of young patients with hip pain – BHS Revalidation Session

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William Gregory

Consultant Physiotherapist (Rheumatology), Salford Royal Hospital, Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust

Will is a Consultant Physiotherapist, employed by the Rheumatology team at Salford Care Organisation in Greater Manchester. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University teaching on the Advanced Practice and FCP MSc modules on the early detection and assessment of rheumatological conditions. Will has co-led on a UK-wide survey of rheumatology physiotherapy practice and on the development of the CSP and BSR-endorsed “Rheumatology Physiotherapy Capabilities Framework”. He has a passion for advancing AHP roles in Rheumatology and striving for equity of access to rheumatology physiotherapy services across the UK. Will co-chairs the recently formed national rheumatology physiotherapy clinical interest group. He runs Injection, Pain and Axial Spondyloarthritis clinics at Salford and also has a role as Clinical Governance Lead for the Rheumatology team. He is active on social media as @PhysioWillGreg and as a part of the national CIG @RheumPT_MACP

Speaker – ‘Prevention of Adolescent ACL’ ATOCP Session;

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Xavier Griffin

Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Royal London Hospital

Professor Xavier Griffin spearheads academic orthopaedics at Queen Mary and Barts Health, having joined in August 2020 as the inaugural chair of Bone and Joint Health.

Xavier’s vision is for world class excellence in research and clinical academic training; providing opportunity for the next generation of clinician scientists to realise their aspirations.

Xavier isana NIHR Clinician Scientist and has been awarded over £10m of research funding and over 80 peer reviewed publications.

He is driven by having a meaningful impact on patient care; his research is focused on the clinical and cost-effectiveness of new and existing treatments to improve bone and joint health and has been cited by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence. He has a passion for developing methodologies that harness the speed, power, and efficiency of routinely-collected data but are coupled with the great advantages of randomisation.

Speaker, ‘ More than just plates or nails – surgery, research and the National Hip Fracture Database’ – OTS Revalidation Session

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Shailesh Gupta

Hand and Micro, Upper Extremity Reconstructive Surgeon  , Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Dr Gupta has delivered lectures on various aspects of hand surgery in monthly clinical meeting of our city Indore orthopaedic club on a regular basis. Since last 8 years he has delivering lectures for the instructional course for Post Graduate Trainee students conducted at Arihant Hospital & Research Centre Indore, MP, India organised by B. Mukhopadyay foundation on various topics like replantation, principles of tendon transfer, evaluation of hand injuries etc.

Dr Gupta is regularly giving the lectures & teaching the industrial workers for prevention of hand injuries. He has conducted many free hand surgery at camps.

Performed more than 6000 surgeries. Delivered more than 100 lectures in various national & international forum. Deals with all problems of hand and upper extremity injury including Ortho, plastic &micro surgical reconstructive surgery. Largest series of successful functional replants of hand in central India. Independently running my own fellowship training programme for 6/12 months. Ex- executive council member of Indian Society for surgery of Hand. Ex- executive council member of MP chapter of IOA

Hobby of playing badminton regularly and has been awarded many times at the Indore IMA badminton tournament.

Speaker, Indian Summer – Trauma Challenges’– BIOS Session

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Chinmay Gupte

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Imperial College London

Chinmay Gupte PhD, FRCS(Orth), is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon and clinical reader (associate professor) at Imperial College London.

Chinmay specialises in soft tissue knee surgery, focusing on sports knee and children's knee injuries. In paediatrics, he has special interests in hyperlaxity, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with lateral tenodesis, meniscal repair and root repair, and patellofemoral instability, together with osteochondral Injury.

Chinmay has published extensively on the role of the anterolateral ligament in ACL reconstruction, together with risk factors for paediatric ACL injury and meniscal repair. 

He continues his research in paediatric knee conditions and is working with the engineers at Imperial on osteochondral replacement. 

He also leads orthopaedic simulation team lab at Imperial, which focuses on surgical safety in orthopaedic training.

Speaker- ‘Patellofemoral Instability’ - BASK Revalidation

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Fares Haddad

Professor of Orthopaedics and Sports Surgery, University College Hospitals, London

Professor of Orthopaedic and Sports Surgery and Divisional Clinical Director of Surgical Specialties at UCLH, and Director of the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH) at University College London. Editor in Chief, Bone and Joint Journal.

Research areas: Professor Haddad's clinical and research endeavours have centred around hip and knee reconstruction. His interests include joint preservation after sports injuries, bearing surfaces, implant fixation, periprosthetic infection and outcomes assessment in hip, knee and revision surgery.  His broader work also encompasses strategies to preserve and regain musculoskeletal health; he led the musculoskeletal team at the London Olympics 2012, was instrumental in setting up the National Centre for Sport & Exercise Medicine and has gained International Olympic Committee Centre of Excellence status at ISEH. He works with a number of elite sports and is the Chief Medical Officer for the NFL in the UK.

Other achievements: He was the gold medallist in the FRCS (Orth) exam and has gained a large number of prizes and prestigious academic awards.  He has been an EFORT Travelling Fellow, British Hip Society Travelling Fellow and ABC Travelling Fellow in 2004. He was a Hunterian Professor in 2005. He is a member of the Knee Society, of the Hip Society and of the International Hip Society.

He has presented and published widely on key aspects of hip, knee and sports surgery including over 700 peer reviewed publications. He leads a clinical research group with interests in joint preservation after injury, prosthetic design and performance and outcomes measurement after hip / knee injury, degeneration and surgery. He is Editor in Chief of the Bone and Joint Journal.

Chair, ‘An update on the current status of robotic surgery in the UK’ – RCS Digital & Robotic Group Session

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Lisa Hadfield-Law

Education Advisor, British Orthopaedic Association

Having spent 20 years in clinical practice and 20 years in surgical education, Lisa has been immersed in both cultures and is, therefore, in a unique position to provide educational support.  She has managed an orthopaedic/trauma service of a teaching hospital, and has insight into the circumstances and challenges facing surgical teams.

  • Surgical educator since 1992
  • Trained over 15,000 surgeons in 68 countries of Europe, N America, Latin America & Asia
  • Previously 20 years of trauma nursing experience in the UK and abroad
  • Trained as a virtual teacher in 2016          

Current Position

  • Leads BOA & Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Future Leaders Programme
  • Consultant surgical educator UK and abroad
  • Education Advisor to the British Orthopaedic Association & AOUKI
  • Contributes to the T&O SAC and ISCP Management group
  • Faculty of Surgical Trainers Advisory Board
  • Current focus - virtual learning, SAS surgeons and leadership for trainees

Website: https://hadfield-law.co.uk

Twitter: @lisahadfieldlaw

Course Facilitator, Training Orthopaedic Educational Supervisors (TOES)

Chair, Future T&O Leaders (FLP)

Speaker, Professional Development for SAS Surgeons - Time to invest

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Timandra Harkness

Science writer, broadcaster and comedian

Timandra Harkness is a science writer, broadcaster, and comedian. She has performed maths standup presented on Radio 4, and written a book; Big Data: does size matter? After performing improvised and standup comedy, hosting cabaret, and touring with a tented circus, Timandra formed the first comedy science double-act in the UK with neuroscientist Dr Helen Pilcher. Now a regular writing and presenting on Radio 4, Timandra has fronted documentaries such as Data, Data Everywhere, and Personality Politics. She co-hosts FutureProofing, with Leo Johnson, which sees her looking at the future of everything from language to war, ageing to food. She’s also the resident reporter on social psychology series The Human Zoo.

Away from the microphone and since winning a competition in the Independent with a piece on goat-borrowing, she has written for publications including the Telegraph, Guardian, Sunday Times, Evening Standard, WIRED, Men's Health and Significance (the journal of the Royal Statistical Society). Her book Big Data: does size matter? gives a history of data collection and collation, how it’s changing the world, and its shortcomings from politics to health to smart cities. Combining unusual facts with insight and humour, Timandra looks at how the future will affect business and society. As well as looking at big data, she tackles AI and robotics, and considers topics around our relationship with science and technology.

On stage, Timandra has appeared in and co-written Your Days Are Numbered: the maths of death and Science Burlesque, which brought the Cheltenham Science Festival its first audience that included a hen party.

Speaker, Howard Steel Lecture

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Stephen Hepple

BOA Medico-legal Committee Member

Steve Hepple Graduated from Sheffield Medical school in 1991. He undertook basic surgical training in Sheffield before moving to Bristol for his registrar rotation. After fellowships in Brisbane and Dallas he was appointed as Consultant to North Bristol NHS Trust in 2002. Over the last 15years his elective practice has been exclusively foot and ankle although he continues to be an active member of the trauma team at the Severn Major Trauma Centre based at Southmead Hospital, Bristol. Throughout his career he has had a keen interest in training and has lectured at many national and international meetings. In 2009 he joined the education committee of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle society subsequently taking up the post of Treasurer for 6 years before serving as President in 2018. He has held the posts of specialty director and clinical director within the orthopaedic unit in North Bristol. He has undertaken medicolegal work since 1999 initially general personal injury reports but more recently specialising in complex foot and ankle injuries and negligence cases. He undertakes more than 200 report per year.

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Caroline Hing

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, St George's Hospital

Caroline trained in Medicine at University College London with an intercalated BSc in Anatomy & Developmental Biology. She completed her Orthopaedic and Trauma training on the Pott Rotation based at Barts and The London Hospitals with a further period of training at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital whilst completing an MD, doctoral thesis on patellofemoral instability. She also completed an MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering awarded by the University of Wales. Her fellowships included trauma at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia and knee surgery at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals in London.

She has subspecialty interests in knee surgery, especially patellofemoral instability and in trauma. She is a Professor of orthopaedics at St George’s University London with research interests in osteoarthritis and trauma. She is a clinical director for corporate outpatients and she leads for research in orthopaedics in the trust. She is co-editor in chief of The Knee Journal. She supports equality and diversity within the executive committees of BASK and the BOA.

Speaker ‘Patellofemoral Instability’ - BASK Revalidation

Speaker - Medical Student Day

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Simon Hodkinson

BOA Vice President Elect and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Simon trained in London at St Bartholomew’s Hospital from 1977-82.

He was a Royal Naval cadet as a medical student so after house jobs in London and the Navy he spent the next two and a half years on General Duties in the Royal Navy.

After a crash course in all sorts of medical disasters he might face at sea, he went to the Falklands and Antarctica for the best part of a year before spending the second year in general practice in a Naval base.

Simon started his surgical training with in the Navy in 1986 and in 1990 joined the fledgling HEMS project at the London as one of the original three Drs flying on the helicopter.

His higher training took him out of the Navy to Edinburgh and Leeds before being appointed a Consultant in the Navy in 1995.

Deployments to Cyprus, Bosnia and the Gulf intermingled with his early career and he then left the Navy in 1999 to join the NHS in Portsmouth.

In the NHS he developed his fledgling interest in foot and ankle surgery, which rapidly became him chosen speciality as the department expanded.

After a period as clinical director in Portsmouth his interest in education started as the RCS Tutor and progressed to being the Training Programme Director for T&O in Wessex for 8 years and membership of the SAC for 5 years.

He remains on the Training Standards Committee and the Education Committee of the BOA.

Speaker, Medical Student Day

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Anria Horn

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and Maitland Cottage Children’s Orthopaedic Hospital, Senior lecturer, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Cape Town

Dr Horn completed her Orthopaedic training at the University of Cape Town in 2015. Following this she completed a fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, UK.

She has been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and the Maitland Cottage Children’s Orthopaedic Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, since 2016. In addition to this, she runs an adolescent orthopaedic service at Groote Schuur Hospital and has a part-time private practice at UCT Private Academic Hospital in Cape Town.

Dr Horn is actively involved in research and teaching. She has published 19 peer reviewed scientific papers and has been an invited speaker at several national orthopaedic meetings. She is also currently undergraduate convener for orthopaedic surgery at the University of Cape Town.

Dr Horn treats the entire spectrum of paediatric orthopaedic conditions, including trauma, infection and deformity, but her special interest lies in the management of children with cerebral palsy.

Speaker, Harnessing technology in low and middle income countries – WOC Revalidation

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Tom Jacobs

Physiotherapist, Flex Physio

Having completed his training in London (St George’s), Tom developed a strong foundation in Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal rehab over the years he spent at different teaching hospitals in the south, including the Royal Berkshire Hospital and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford. He went on to develop expertise in sports medicine, spending time at Wasps Rugby DPP and with independent athletes in the private sector at grassroots and elite level.

He has worked as a consultant to Oxfordshire based independent schools now for the past 7 years and has pioneered an injury triage service to diagnose and treat sports injuries early. He has also since become an ambassador for Adolescent sports injury prevention, becoming a founding trustee of SKIPP Charity in 2019. He now divides his time between clinical work, teaching/mentoring and promoting injury prevention.

Speaker – ‘Prevention of Adolescent ACL’ ATOCP Session;

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Neil Jain

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Manchester, UK

Neil Jain is an Orthopaedic Surgeon based in Manchester, UK with a specialist interest in Sports Injuries and Sports Trauma, particularly soft tissue injuries around the shoulder and knee, now working within the recently aligned Northern Care Alliance NHS Trust. A graduate of Southampton University he completed his Basic Surgical Training in Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. After completing his Orthopaedic Registrar Rotation in the North-West he undertook a Reconstructive Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine Fellowship in Vancouver, Canada.

He is actively involved with teaching, supervising the Regional Registrar’s FRCS Revision group as well as teaching on many courses. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at The University of Salford. He has regularly presented and published research projects at National and International Meetings along with publishing in peer reviewed journals.

Within Sport he has worked with many international sports teams and players including the English National Football team and several participants at the recent Tokyo Olympic Games. He has not long ago completed a Sports Medicine Diploma with the International Olympic Committee and a Football Medicine Diploma with FIFA. He is currently the Treasurer to the British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma & Arthroscopy Association (BOSTAA) and has just completed a role as an International Committee Member of The Arthroscopic Association of North America (AANA). Neil Jain is proud to be a member of The British Orthopaedic Association (BOA).

Speaker, Battle of the Surgeons: Sports Trauma - BOSTAA Revalidation Session

Edward Jenner

Paediatric Orthopaedics, Sheffield Children's Hospital

Edward Jenner is Post-CCT Fellow in Paediatric Orthopaedics at Sheffield Children's Hospital. He has a long-standing interest in Global Orthopaedic Surgery. He has worked in Kenya and Zambia, completed the DTM&H from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and contributed to a number of large studies in Global Surgery. Ed has helped to coordinate and run the WOC-Guyana Residents Teaching Program since 2018 and over that time has worked to expand the program into clinical examination and research.

Speaker, “Harnessing technology in low and middle income countries – WOC Revalidation and Free Paper Session

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Antony Johansen

Consultant Orthogeriatrician, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Antony began working as a full-time NHS consultant in 1997. He was the world’s first consultant ‘orthogeriatrician’ to work full time in the acute orthopaedic wards, and went on to establish this new specialty by co-authoring the key British Orthopaedic Association and NICE guidelines on hip fracture.

Since 2013 he has led our national clinical audit of hip fracture, and is now senior clinical lead for the Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme (FFFAP) at the Royal College of Physicians in London. This programme embraces the National Audit of Inpatient Falls (NAIF) and the Fracture Liaison Service Database (FLSDB), and the National Hip Fracture Database' (NHFD). He has led national sprint audits of hip fracture; the NHFD working in collaboration with the Association of Anaesthesia and with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Chair, ‘More than just plates or nails – surgery, research and the National Hip Fracture Database Trauma’ – OTS Revalidation Session

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Ashok Johari

Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Director, Paediatric Orthopaedics, Nanavati Max Super Specialty Hospital, Mumbai, India

Dr Ashok N Johari, M.S.Orth., M.Ch. Orth.(Liv), DNB Orth., D.Ortho., F.C.P.S. Orth., F.R.C.S. (Lon), FAMS, Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Director, Paediatric Orthopaedics, Nanavati Max Super Specialty Hospital, Mumbai, India

  • President of the Orthopaedic World Body - SICOT from 2020 to 2022
  • Chief Editor of the Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics (B) – 2006 to date
  • President, Indian Orthopaedic Association - 2010
  • Founder Secretary, Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India, POSI – 1994 to 2001, President POSI – 2005 to 2011
  • Past President: Indian Academy of Cerebral Palsy (IACP), Asia Pacific Knee Society (APKS), Asia Pacific Paediatric Orthopaedic Society (APPOS), World Association Against Infection in Orthopaedics and Trauma (WAIOT) and others
  • Chief Editor: Current Progress in Orthopedics -  book series
  • Many papers, research and book publications

Speaker, Indian Summer – Trauma Challenges’– BIOS Session

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David Johnson

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Stepping Hill Hospital

Professor Johnson has been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport since 2001 where he has an interest in knee and trauma surgery. His research interests include measuring and improving outcomes within Trauma and orthopaedics, along with the management of patellofemoral problems.  He is an honorary professor at the University of Salford. He is the Chair of the Greater Manchester Orthopaedic Alliance which is tasked with improving care across the city.

Speaker- ‘Patellofemoral Instability’ - BASK Revalidation

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Becky Kearney

Professor and Director, Bristol Trials Centre, University of Bristol

Professor Kearney is Director of Bristol Trials Centre and leads the design and delivery of randomised controlled trials that evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions in trauma and orthopaedics. She currently holds grants with a range of NIHR and charity funding streams and has held a Versus Arthritis doctoral Fellowship and two post-doctoral NIHR Fellowships.

Professor Kearney supports wider national networks in her field through committee roles with the Association of Trauma and Orthopaedic Chartered Physiotherapists and UK Fragility Fracture Network. Through these roles she has supported three research priority setting partnerships in fragility fracture management, complex fracture management and foot and ankle surgery with the James Lind Alliance. Professor Kearney is also a current member of the NIHR HTA committee and Chair of the NIHR RfPB regional funding committee in the West Midlands.

Supporting aspiring non-medical clinical academics is a key role for Professor Kearney. She was a member of the NIHR ICA Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship committee (2017-2021) and has continued supported successful NIHR ICA Fellows through the national NIHR ICA mentorship scheme. She has also successfully supported non-medical academics with securing and completing NIHR funded pre-doctoral and doctoral training awards.

Speaker, ‘Updates in Trauma and Orthopaedic Research’ – ATOCP Session

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Vikas Khanduja

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Addenbrooke’s - Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Vikas Khanduja is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in hip and knee surgery and has a particular interest in arthroscopic surgery of the hip. He has been instrumental in setting up & developing the tertiary referral service for Young Adult Hip Surgery in Cambridge.

Complementing his clinical practice, his research interests centre around disease stratification of FAI using novel imaging techniques, better pre-operative planning tools using dynamic analysis and optimisation of arthroscopic management of FAI via precision surgery to improve outcomes. He has authored over 130 peer reviewed articles and three books.

Vikas is the recipient of the American and British Hip Society Travelling Fellowship in 2011, the Arnott Medal presented by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2013 and the Insall Fellowship presented by the American Knee Society and Insall Foundation in 2014.

Vikas sits on the Board of Directors for SICOT as Chair of Education Academy, the British Hip Society as the President Elect, ESSKA as the Chair of the Hip Arthroscopy Committee and the NIHR MSK NSG as the Orthopaedic Lead for the Eastern Region. He is also the Specialty Editor for Hip Preservation to the Bone and Joint Journal.

Speaker, Modernising care of young patients with hip pain – BHS Revalidation Session

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Nigel Kiely

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry

Nigel Kiely graduated from Nottingham University Medical School in 1991. After house jobs in Nottingham, he worked in Leeds then Manchester. He undertook Orthopaedic training in Manchester and the North West, finishing with a fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedics at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry. During this time, he gained a higher Degree in Orthopaedic Engineering from the University of Cardiff.

Nigel commenced his Consultant Post at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in January 2004. He has a Children’s and Adult Orthopaedic practice and undertakes surgery at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry.

Chair, Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS) 

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Shyam Kumar

Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon , Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Mr Shyam Kumar is a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon based at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary. He has completed an LLM in Medical Law & Ethics with Merit. His other roles include -Member of Medicolegal committee of British Orthopaedic Association, Clinical Assessor-PPA (Formerly NCAS) and Member of Appointments Advisory Committee, Royal College of Surgeons of England. His name has been nominated recently to the Lord Chancellor be a member on the Cumbria & Lancashire Magistrates’ Recruitment Advisory Committee.

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Bertie Leigh

Lay Trustee

Bertie Leigh is a consultant solicitor at Hempsons.  He has a very extensive experience in medical negligence and in the law related to professional regulation. He has been described as the top dog in defence medical negligence. He has had numerous senior rolls in the legal world, but also has had a close relationship with surgery and orthopaedics. He was the chairman of NCEPOD for 6 years and is a non executive director of the RNOH at Stanmore. There are few, if any other, lawyers, who understand the issues that orthopaedic surgeons face on a day to day basis any better.

He is particularly interested in issues related to consent and the effects that Covid 19 has on what we need to think about and discuss with our patients.

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Charlotte Lewis

Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth

Charlotte trained in Wessex, worked in Malawi and did her trauma fellowship in Nottingham. In 2012 she was appointed as consultant and trauma lead to the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth. She is currently trauma lead for the Wessex Trauma Network and is the 2021-2022 president of the OTS.

Her main clinical interests are the management of upper and lower limb trauma including complex fractures and non unions. She teaches on AO, ATLS, cadaveric and trauma-related courses.

Speaker, ‘The Friday afternoon trauma review’ – OTS Revalidation Session

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Joanna Maggs

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Torbay Hospital

Joanna Maggs is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Torbay hospital specialising in trauma, lower limb arthroplasty and revision hip surgery. She completed her undergraduate studies at University College London, intercalating with a BSc in the history of medicine. Later she completed an MSc in musculoskeletal science at University of Oxford, awarded with distinction.

After completing speciality training in the Severn rotation, Joanna undertook eighteen months fellowship training in hip and knee arthroplasty at The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and twelve months fellowship training in major trauma at Southmead Hospital.

Joanna is a keen trainer and has an interest in culture and decision making in medical and surgical teams and the importance of diversity. She is a founding member of the British Hip Society’s Culture and Diversity Group. In this role she has led the development of a national mentorship scheme and has been involved in multiple initiatives to improved inclusivity within the organisation. She was sponsored by BHS to attend the BOA Future Leaders Programme to focus on these issues in greater depth.

Speaker, ‘The Monday Morning Trauma Meeting – OTS Revalidation Session;

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Addie Majed

Consultant Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore

Mr Majed is a Shoulder and Elbow specialist at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, a National Centre of Excellence and an Honorary Associate Professor of Orthopaedic at UCL, London. 

His practice incorporates complex revision and reconstructive elbow surgery. He sub-specialises in the management of infected elbow arthroplasty and revision trauma surgery. He and his colleagues have published on many aspects of these challenging problems, and have helped shape best practice, via BESS National guidelines, incorporating their experience of MDT practice.

Speaker, ‘Contemporary Management of Distal Humerus Fractures’- BESS Revalidation Session

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Ajay Malviya

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & UK Senior Lecturer, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust, and Newcastle University

Ajay Malviya is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in the North-East of England. He specialises in pathologies affecting the young adult hip and has expertise in periacetabular osteotomy for hip dysplasia using a minimally invasive approach and hip arthroscopy. He has a wide tertiary referral practice and is one of the highest volume hip preservation surgeons in the United Kingdom. In his routine practice, he deals with sports injuries of the hip and has published and presented widely on the results of hip arthroscopy and pelvic osteotomy in athletes and the general population. He has also completed a PhD on the role of hip arthroscopy in femoroacetabular impingement.

He is the Chairman of the UK Non-Arthroplasty Hip Registry, which collects outcomes on hip preservation procedures performed in the UK and leads research initiatives from the Registry. In addition, he is the Deputy Editor of the Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery (Oxford University Press).

He has an active interest in research with more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals to his name, and lectures nationally and internationally. He is also the Chair of the Research Education and Mentorship committee of SICOT. He was awarded the prestigious ABC (America-Britain-Canada) fellowship in 2016 and travelled around North America, visiting several high-profile centres.

He is heavily involved in training and is an examiner for FRCS T&O. He is in the BOA Education and Careers committee as the National Lead of the UK and Ireland orthopaedic in-training examination (UKITE).

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John McArthur

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire

After graduating from the University of Birmingham I trained on the West Midlands basic surgical training programme and the Warwick higher surgical training program in orthopaedics. During this time I obtained an MSc from the University of Warwick.

I undertook fellowship training in trauma, pelvic and acetabular reconstruction and lower limb arthroplasty at Frenchay Hospital and the Avon Orthopaedic Centre. I was appointed as a consultant at UHCW in 2014. I am the clinical lead for orthopaedic trauma and organise the fellowship programme in complex trauma.

Speaker, ‘The Friday afternoon trauma review’ – OTS Revalidation Session

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Abby McCarthy

Clinical Lead for Orthopaedic Oncology, RNOH Stanmore

Abby is currently Clinical Lead for Orthopaedic Oncology rehabilitation services at RNOH Stanmore, 11 years experience working in this field  combined with  4 years in palliative care plus a spell in project management developing rehabilitation and self management services has given Abby a breadth of knowledge, experience and insight into the needs of those who meet us as a result of an orthopaedic oncology diagnosis. Fascinated by the complex clinical pathway this client group follow and striving to enhance rehabilitation services to meet their ever changing needs.​​ A passion for person centred rehabilitation following surgical resection and reconstruction after a diagnosis of sarcoma with a particular interest in rehab following complex pelvic surgery.  

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James McVie

Orthopaedic Consultant, South Tees NHS Foundation Trust

Started as consultant in 2004 in Darlington Memorial Hospital and moved to South Tees in 2009.  Specialist interest are complex upper limb trauma and management of upper limb non-unions / infection and general trauma

Speaker, ‘The Friday afternoon trauma review’ – OTS Revalidation Session

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Ali Mehdi

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, NHS Borders

Vice-Chair, Scottish Health Technologies Council, NHS Health Improvement Scotland

Recently appointed Medical Director of Kent and Canterbury Hospital of East Kent University Hospitals Foundation Trust. Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with NHS Borders between 2007 and 2022.  Has coordinated cross-functional teams in an acute care environment, balancing multiple priorities to solve operational problems and achieve transformation with limited resources. Completed Executive MBA from Warwick Business School in March 2021 with dissertation examining High Performance Healthcare Organisations. Also serving as Vice Chair of the Scottish Health Technologies Council of NHS Health Improvement Scotland. Engaging across the healthcare ecosystem of NHS Scotland to increase the impact of Health Technology Assessments. Has delivered programmes on leadership and medical education methodology internationally.

Co-Chair, Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS) 

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Andy Metcalfe

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

Andy is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire, and an Associate Professor at Warwick Clinical Trials Unit. His clinical practice is focused around knee surgery.

He leads a thriving research team in Warwick CTU, whose focus is about establishing the clinical and cost effectiveness of orthopaedic interventions. He has a particular interest in evaluating new surgical technologies through multi-centre randomised controlled trials. He leads multi-centre studies in robotic joint replacement surgery (RACER), a novel implant for rotator cuff tears (START:REACTS) and the management of meniscal tears (METRO). He is co-investigator on approximately £4M of research in other centres in the UK. He maintains his interest in basic science research, including the OA Tech collaboration and the Versus Arthritis Biomechanics and Bioengineering Centre in Cardiff. He also leads the clinical academic training programme for T&O in Warwick.

Andy has experience of NICE as a guideline committee member for the NICE ‘Joint Replacement’ guidelines and contributed to the NICE Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation appraisals.

He is the Research Lead for the British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK), chair of the BASK patello-femoral working group, and guidelines lead for the British Patello-Femoral Society (BPFS).

Speaker, ‘Chondral and Osteochondral Lesions’ – BOSTAA Revalidation Session

Speaker, ‘Knee - Current and future research’ - An Update on Robotics

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Fergal Monsell

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Hospital for Children Bristol

Fergal Monsell has been a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal Hospital for Children Bristol since 2005. He is involved in education at all levels, is Visiting Professor at Cardiff University and Director of the Avon Centre for Musculoskeletal Education. Has an active clinical research portfolio and is widely published.

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Mamdouh Morgan

Senior Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospitals Birmingham

Mamdouh Morgan, MBBCh (Hons), MSc (Orth), MSc (Surgery of Trauma), MSc (Orth. Eng), MCh (Orth), PG Cert (Leadership & Management), PG Diploma (Medical Education), PG Diploma (Sports & Exercise Medicine), FRCS (Glasgow), AO Fellow (Germany), is a senior orthopaedic surgeon in Birmingham, working at University Hospitals Birmingham. He graduated in Egypt 1984 and started his orthopaedic career in the Army in 1986, then joined the 4-year High Residency Programme in an Orthopaedic surgery in Cairo. He obtained an MSc in Orthopaedic Surgery at the end of his training.

Mr Morgan moved to the UK in 1993. He has a passion for education, which led him to obtain the FRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons (Glasgow) in 1996, the MSc (Surgery of Trauma) from the University of Birmingham in 1998, the MSc (Orthopaedic Engineer) from Cardiff University in 2002, the MCh (Orthopaedics) from the University of Liverpool in 2003, the PG Cert (Leadership & Management) from Keele University in 2012, the PG Diploma (Medical Education) from University of Birmingham in 2012 and the PG Diploma (Sports & Exercise Medicine) from University of Bath in 2013.

Mr Morgan has been on the Specialist Register for Trauma & Orthopaedics Surgery since 2008; he has a passion and commitment to the SAS Grade and strongly believes that SAS doctors have potential to contribute more within their grade and participate in leading change in the NHS for better patient care.

Mr Morgan as Associate Postgraduate Dean for SAS Doctors in the West Midlands is leading the region’s Staff Grade, Associate Specialist and Specialty Doctors’ professional development and career progression. He has a passion for the developmental needs of SAS doctors. His mission is “To promote a Strategic and Professional Approach to ensure all postgraduate education results in better patient care and service”.

He has a clear strategic vision for the training, educational and developmental needs of SAS doctors. He continues to work with other stakeholders to ensure that educational activity for SAS doctors is incorporated into the assessment of Royal Colleges and the CESR application process.

Mr Morgan has been nominated by the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) President to join the BOA Council, as a national SAS surgeon’s representative.  His role involves strategic development of the SAS doctors in trauma and orthopaedics with the view of restructuring this grade for better patient care in the UK. He is keen in ensuring a suitable environment of “training for all” with SAS surgeons receiving similar resources for training, education, and CPD as other training surgeons.

Chair, ‘SAS at the Heart of the BOA’ – SAS Revalidation Session

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Nick Nicolaou

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon , Sheffield Children's Hospital

Nick is a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. He trained on the South-East Thames Orthopaedic Circuit and completed Fellowship training at Sheffield Children’s, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital as well as completing a travelling fellowship at Inselspital, Berne prior to becoming a Consultant in 2010.

His clinical interest is the Paediatric Knee and he treats the whole spectrum of pathology from cruciate and meniscal injuries to congenital ligament deficiency and complex patellofemoral problems. He also maintains a clinical interest in management of Osteogenesis Imperfecta and clinical research.

He is the chair of the recent BASK/BSCOS steering committee on soft tissue knee pathology in children which aims to improve national standards of care, and a board member of BOSTAA.

Co-Chair, ‘Paediatric Sports Injuries’ – BSCOS/BOSTAA Revalidation Session

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Felicity Pease

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital

Felicity trained as a registrar on the Severn Deanery rotation. After undertaking a paediatric fellowship she is now a Paediatric Orthopaedic Consultant in Aberdeen.

Speaker, ‘The Monday Morning Trauma Meeting– OTS Revalidation Session;

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Daniel Perry

Associate Professor of T&O Surgery, University of Oxford., Professor of Children's Orthopaedic Surgeon at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Dan specialises in Children’s Hip Disease (Perthes’ Disease, Hip Dysplasia and Slipped Epiphysis), Bone Cysts and Trauma. He trained in Liverpool and Warwick, before completing a children’s orthopaedic fellowship at SickKids Hospital, Toronto, Canada. He is the first orthopaedic surgeon to have been awarded a prestigious NIHR Research Professorship and is a Professor at the University of Oxford and Fellow at Wolfson College Oxford.

Dan’s major research interests are in epidemiology and effectiveness research. He has an international portfolio of clinical trials. He has over £30m (USD $35 million) in research income, including being chief investigator on the NIHR British Orthopaedic Surgery Surveillance (BOSS) Study (Paediatric Hip Disease), the NIHR FORCE Study (Simple Wrist Fractures) and the NIHR SCIENCE Study (Medial Epicondyle Fractures), the NIHR CRAFFT Study (Severe Wrist Fractures), the NIHR BigBOSS Study (Hip Disease), the NIHR BASIS Study (Scoliosis) and the NIHR Odd SOCKS Study (Ankle Fractures). He is currently working Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago (USA) to reproduce the UK studies throughout North America, with an NIH R01 grant recently awarded.

Dan supervises several PhD students, and oversees a broad team within the clinical trials unit of biostatisticians, health economists, trial managers and data specialists.

He is a member of the NIHR HTA Commissioning Board and Associate Editor of The Bone & Joint Journal. He also sits on the research committee of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) and the research committee of BSCOS (British Society for Children's Orthopaedic Surgery).

Speaker, BJJ Session, Wednesday 21st September, 16:40 – 18:10

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Joideep Phadnis

Consultant Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon, Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals

Joideep is a consultant elbow and shoulder surgeon practicing at University Hospitals Sussex, Brighton, where he is Shoulder & Elbow lead and director of the Sussex Shoulder & Elbow fellowship programme.  Joideep has a high-volume tertiary referral practice focused on elbow surgery, including acute trauma, post-traumatic reconstruction, primary and revision arthroplasty, sports injuries and arthroscopy.  He is passionate about clinical research and education having published over 100 peer reviewed articles comprising original research, book chapters and multi-media publications in the contemporary literature.  He is an Honorary Reader at Brighton & Sussex Medical School and has roles including mentorship, teaching and research with the university.  He has given over 50 invited lectures in the UK and around the world in the last 5 years, and is a current member of the British Elbow & Shoulder Society Education committee and ESSKA and ISAKOS Elbow committees.  www.sussexshoulderandelbow.com

Chair, ‘Contemporary Management of Distal Humerus Fractures’- BESS Revalidation Session

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Bethan Pincher

Trauma Fellow, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham

Beth is a trauma fellow at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. She finished her undergraduate training in 2010 at the University of Sheffield and completed specialty training in the North Yorkshire and Humber Deanery. Last year she undertook a fellowship in limb reconstruction with particular focus on the Ilizarov method.

Special interests include deformity correction, treatment of osteomyelitis and the management of complex lower limb trauma.

Speaker, ‘The Monday Morning Trauma Meeting– OTS Revalidation Session;

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Andrew Price

Consultant Knee Surgeon, Oxford University Hospitals

Professor Andrew Price studied medicine at the University of Cambridge (Gonville and Caius College) before completing his clinical studies at St.Thomas' Hospital in London. For his Orthopaedic training he joined the Oxford training programme in 1997, becoming a Clinical Lecturer in NDORMS in 2001.

He was awarded a DPhil in 2003 through the University of Oxford (Worcester College), studying the Oxford partial knee replacement. He then completed a year of specialist Knee Fellowship training in Melbourne, returning to NDORMs and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in 2004, where he was subsequently appointed Reader and Honorary Consultant in Knee Surgery.

In 2011, through the University of Oxford Recognition of Distinction exercise, he was made a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at NDORMS. His clinical work as a Consultant Knee Surgeon is based at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, where he was Lead Clinician for Hip and Knee Team between 2009 and 2012. His research is based in NDORMS at the Botnar Centre, where he Leads the Knee Research Group.

Chair, ‘Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty plus Adrian Henry Lecture’ – BASK Revalidation Session

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Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran

Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon, Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics and Spine Surgery in Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India

Dr S Rajasekaran is the Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics and Spine Surgery in Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India.  He is Current President of the Asia Pacific Spine Society, the immediate Past Chair of AOSpine International, SICOT, ISSLS and CSRS-AP.  Apart from busy clinical work, he is also interested in research which is concentrated on outcomes of major trauma, disc degeneration and spinal infections.  He is the recipient of ISSLS Award for four years, NASS Outstanding paper award for three consecutive years and the EuroSpine Open Paper Award.

Dr Rajasekaran has 304 publications in international journals, 70 national publications and 475 international and 546 national presentations. He has also contributed 65 chapters in international books and is the Chief Editor of a Video Atlas of Spine Surgery and the ASSI Textbook on Spinal Infections & Trauma.

Speaker, Indian Summer – Trauma Challenges’– BIOS Session

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Darryl Ramatour

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

Darryl has been a consultant at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire since 2017. His main specialist interest is complex trauma surgery including periarticular fractures, polytrauma and non-unions. He also has an interest in knee surgery (arthroplasty/soft tissue reconstruction).

He completed his medical training at the University of Cambridge in 2006 and moved to Nottingham for his orthopaedic training which he completed in 2016. During this time, he was awarded 2 travelling fellowships including the prestigious BOA travelling fellowship and visited trauma centres in Toronto, Baltimore (Shock Trauma) and Boston. He also completed an MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering at Cardiff University in 2014. He has subsequently undertaken fellowships in orthopaedic trauma at Vancouver General Hospital and knee surgery at the Royal Derby Hospital.

He has an active interest in research and has been involved in several clinical and lab-based projects which have been both published and presented at national/international meetings. He has also completed several quality improvement projects including optimizing fracture clinic services as well as improving non-operative cast management of distal radius fractures.

He participates regularly in teaching and is an AO and ATLS instructor.

Outside of medicine his interests are travelling with his family and sports such as football, basketball and cricket.

Speaker, ‘The Friday afternoon trauma review’ – OTS Revalidation Session

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Kenneth Rankin

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Kenneth started medical school in 1994 at the University of Dundee where he met a certain Andrew Sprowson. Basic surgical training was in the Northern Deanery followed by an MD at Newcastle University investigating the cellular biology of bone metastases. Higher specialist training was in Perth and Dundee followed by a return to the North East of England as NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer.

His current post as Consultant consists of about 80% orthopaedic oncology and the rest is hip and knee arthroplasty. More recently, he performed the first near infrared fluorescence guided open sarcoma surgery procdures in Europe. Research activities include basic science projects modelling bone cancer, translational studies involving the assessment of biomarkers of joint replacement infection, detection of sarcoma circulating tumour cells and the exploitation of sarcoma cell surface biomarkers for pre- and intra-operative imaging enhancement.

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Mike Reed

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, North of England

Professor Mike Reed is a full-time hip and knee joint replacement surgeon. He trained in the North of England and did fellowships in New Zealand.

He was previously a co-author of the trauma and orthopaedic curriculum led the orthopaedic elogbook, with over 50M ops logged in all specialties. He was training programme director for Northern (67 trainees), and he chaired the education committee for the British Orthopaedic Association.

At a Trust level Mike has run improvement programmes in hip fracture care, infection prevention and enhanced recovery for Northumbria Healthcare. Northumbria has the shortest length of stay in the UK for primary joint replacement with over 2700 performed each year. He is Clinical Director, working with a team of 25 talented colleagues. He is President of the British Orthopaedic Directors 2020-2022, and sits on Council of the British Orthopaedic Association.

His research focuses on clinical outcomes and infection prevention, diagnosis and management. With Northumbria he is leading a national collaborative on hip fracture care and runs basic science research from Newcastle University and clinical trails from the University of York. He supervises multiple MD and PhDs, and is leading 3 large multicenter studies.

Mike is on the steering committee and executive of the National Joint Registry and Chairs the Annual Report.

Chair, BODS revalidation Session, NJR Session

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Karen Robinson

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Karen is a Consultant at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She has a specialist orthopaedic interest in general trauma, pelvis and acetabular surgery and an elective practice of primary hip arthroplasty. Karen is part of a dedicated hip fracture team, and has an additional role as a Major Trauma Consultant within their Major Trauma Centre.

She also plays an active role in the teaching and training of medical students, junior doctors and specialty registrars. Karen is part of the faculty for the Postgraduate Orthopaedics course, and has contributed to the Postgraduate Orthopaedics: Candidates guide to FRCS examination textbook and the 3rd edition of Examination Techniques in Orthopaedics, on which this course is based. She has a passion to provide quality teaching and training of orthopaedic skills to the next generation.

Chair, BOA Clinical Examination Skills Course

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Nigel Rossiter

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital

Nigel is a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon in Basingstoke. He is a Past (& Founding) President of the Orthopaedic Trauma Society and present Chair of the trustees of the Primary Trauma Care Foundation. He led the setting up of the South Central Trauma System & Networks. He has been Trainer of the Year for the Wessex area twice, “NHS Shine Awards Inspiring Educator of the year” finalist (twice), and, recipient of an Hippocrates Award for excellence in the field of medicine from Who’s Who. He chaired the AO Advances & Principles courses in UK & Ireland for 7 years, faculty for the Current Concepts, and, Training the Trainers courses. He has been a member of a NICE committee on VTE. He co-authored the original STEP course for RCSEng & has been a Basic Surgical Skills tutor. He is Chairman of Incision Medical Indemnity; is the senior medical adviser to Open Medical and to Rams Rugby, and, now sits on the G4 Alliance strategic board advocating for Trauma globally. He was a previous Clinical Lead for Trauma & Major Incidents and previous Clinical Director at Hampshire Hospitals: where he worked 2002-2020. Previously in the British Army as a Trauma Orthopaedic surgeon (1985-2003) – he trained in London, Londonderry, Belfast, Gosport, Plymouth, and Oxford, and, has done fellowship training in UK, USA (San Antonio, Dallas, Baltimore & Seattle) & Russia. His principal areas of practice are in Orthopaedic Trauma, all aspects of Knee surgery & soft tissue Shoulder surgery.

Speaker, ‘Simple Ankle Fractures in Complicated Patients – What Do We Really Know?’ – BOFAS/OTS Revalidation Session

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Joanne Round

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital Southampton

Joanne Round, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital Southampton

Jo Round is a newly appointed consultant at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust specialising in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction.

Speaker, The Monday Morning Trauma Meeting – OTS Revalidation Session;

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Chloe Scott

Consultant Hip, Knee & Trauma Surgeon, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh

Chloe Scott is a consultant hip, knee and trauma surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and an NHS Research Clinician. Her research interests include arthroplasty outcomes, periprosthetic fractures, post-traumatic arthritis, finite element analysis and knee biomechanics. She is a member of the BOA research committee, the BASK executive committee and is on the editorial boards of the Bone and Joint Journal and Bone and Joint Research where she is also an associate editor for hip and knee papers.

Speaker, ‘Complex Knee Arthroplasty’ BASK Revalidation; BJJ Session; RCS Digital & Robotics Group

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Sameer Singh

BOA Medico-legal Committee Member

Sameer is a Consultant at Bedfordshire Hopsital NHS trust since 2009. He completed fellowships in New Zealand, Australia and Liverpool. His clinical practice covers all aspects of trauma and there is a specialist interest in upper limb disorders. Sameer is a member of the Expert Witness and institute, and committee member for the BMA Private Practicing Committee. 

He has been involved in Medicolegal work since 2008, and has delivered training to solicitors. 

Sameer would like to assist others who have an interest in Medicolegal work to start in this area, ensuring necessary training and CPD for Expert Witness’s.

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Sarah Stapley

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

Sarah A Stapley OStJ MB ChB FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Ed) FRCS (Tr &Orth) MA (Med Ed) DM

A consultant since 2004, based in Portsmouth at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, although I had a diverse training pathway including fellowships in Wrightington and Toronto.  

I served with the Royal Navy for 33 years, frequently leading health care delivery in isolated and extreme locations with limited resources. I understand how education, and the effect a good mentor has on an individual, and this has continually driven me to encourage trainees of all levels to seek their potential. I have undertaken roles as Surgical Tutor, Training Programme Director at both core and higher specialty level, and as Defence Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedics.

I have undertaken several unusual leadership roles, as a Deployed Medical Director (Camp Bastian Hospital) in Afghanistan, Consultant Advisor in Trauma and Orthopaedics to the Royal Navy and as the UK Representative on the NATO COMEDS futures advisory panel. I have also sat on the National Selection Design panel for ST3 interviews which has been a challenge during the COVID pandemic for all and still interview regularly for both levels of trainee.

A member of the BOA since I was a trainee, I sit on the Education Committee as the representative for Medical Student engagement and was elected to the BOA Council.

Trauma and Orthopaedics is a specialty for all. I have the mindset that given the opportunity and appropriate support network, specialty goals can be achieved by anyone if the person is willing to work towards their aims. The pathway is not easy, and nor should it be.  Curricular requirements must be reached, and entry standards maintained so that this most diverse of specialties retains the excellence it so deserves.

Chair, Medical Student Session

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Arthur Stephen

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton

Arthur is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the University Hospitals of Derby & Burton.  He graduated from UCH & Middlesex Hospitals School of Medicine and then did his higher training in Mid Trent and Brisbane, Australia. He is currently the Divisional Medical Director for the surgical division at UHDB and has been a Trustee of the BOA for the last two years. 

Like all regions, the East Midlands has a huge backlog of work post pandemic and Arthur is one of the clinicians sitting on the planned care delivery board. 

His primary clinical interest is lower limb arthroplasty and in particular primary and revision hip surgery

Speaker, Elective Care Restart and Recovery: Where are we now and what have we learnt? (BOA Orthopaedic Committee)

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Jonathan Stevenson

Consultant Surgeon , Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Jonathan Stevenson is a specialist in oncology & arthroplasty at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust.

He qualifiedat the University of Birmingham in 2005. He gained his specialist training at the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry and began working at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust in 2015. He is a Senior Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedics at Aston University.

He has been awarded multiple national research prizes in orthopaedic oncology from national bodies including the British Orthopaedic Association, British Orthopaedic Oncology Society Royal Society of Medicine. He was elected to the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) sarcoma clinical studies group in 2015.

He was awarded the British Orthopaedic Association International travelling fellowship award in 2014, visiting the Tata Memorial hospital in Mumbai and the British Orthopaedic Oncology Society European travelling fellowship award in 2015.

Jonathan has published four book chapters and is the co-editor of an orthopaedic basic sciences textbook. He is the author of 19 publications with 45 citations since 2011 including seven peer reviewed papers, five review articles and seven abstracts.

He has international scientific presentation experience since 2010 and has presented research at all major national and international orthopaedic oncology scientific meetings since 2014. He is a reviewer for the European Journal of Surgical Oncology.

He regularly examines and lectures on FRCS (Tr & Orth) courses in clinical examination, viva examination and basic science.

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Hiro Tanaka

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in South Wales

Hiro Tanaka is a BOA Council member and works at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in South Wales.  He is committed to training and education across all levels and was the prior Chairman of the Education and Revalidation Committee.  He is currently Editor of JTO and co-directs the BOA Future Leaders Programme.  He has been involved with the development of the educational portfolio for BOFAS for many years and is a council member as Honorary Treasurer.

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Rhidian Thomas

NHS Consultant, Imperial College NHS Healthcare and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College, London

Rhidian is an NHS Consultant at Imperial College NHS Healthcare and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London.

He has been involved with BOSTAA for many years. In 1997, he was one of the first BOSTAA travelling fellows, doing a fellowship with the late Prof John Feagin, Duke University, USA and academic secretary in the early 2000s.

He has been actively involved with treating both professional and amateur athletes in a variety of sports and has a philosophy that sport should be encouraged in all age groups.

He has been one of the Match Day Orthopaedic Surgeons for the English RFU for some 20 years, and was actively involved with the Rugby World Cup 2015. Also, was privileged to be one of the Medical Team Leaders at the London Olympics 2012.

He has been involved with the SEM Speciality since its conception. A member of both the STC and SAC committees and also TPD for many years in the London Region, being awarded FFSEM (UK) in 2007.

His clinical interest is the knee, shin, foot and ankle and is an active member of the International ACL Study group. 

Speaker, ‘Chondral and Osteochondral Lesions’ – BOSTAA Revalidation Session

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Amit Tolat

Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedics, Medway NHS Foundation Trust

I am a full time Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Medway Maritime Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 2006.  I specialize in the management of problems related to the Hand/wrist and Elbow/ Shoulder. My practice is solely related to these areas. I qualified at the Nair Hospital Mumbai India and after my post-graduate training in Mumbai pursued higher specialist training in the UK in Liverpool, Sheffield (Registrar rotation) and Wrightington Hospital (Hand Surgery fellow). I attained a CCST in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2005. My fellowship training took place at the Mayo Clinic USA and Kings College London. I am currently the Patient Safety and Governance lead for the department.  I actively run courses for training Registrars & participate in the National panel of StR recruitment. I am the recipient of four Clinical excellence Awards.

My research interests centre on Hand and Upper limb Surgery with 21 international peer reviewed papers, 2 book chapters and in excess of 100 national and international presentations. I received the SIROT Gregory Mundy award for my cadaver work in distal radioulnar joint & its classification. I have pioneered work in high volume hydrodistension technique for frozen shoulder featuring on national ITV and developed a minimally invasive technique for carpal tunnel surgery and stiff finger joints.  

I am the current President of the British Indian Orthopaedic Society, South East Representative of British Elbow and Shoulder Society and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christchurch University Kent. I am a Visiting Academic at Imperial College London and Medical Student Examiner and Supervisor to year 4/5 Students. My memberships include those of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow, British Society for Surgery of the Hand, British Elbow & Shoulder Society, the BOA and AAOS  

Chair, ‘Trauma Challenges’– BIOS Indian Summer Session

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James Tomlinson

Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Sheffield, UK

James is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon in Sheffield UK. He has a significant interest in surgical education and training and is Education TPD for Yorkshire & Humber and Deputy Director of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers, RCSEd.

He is a member of the NOTSS faculty has taught nationally and internationally on surgical non-technical skills and human factors.

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Vivek Trikha

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, All India Institute of Medicine and Surgery, Delhi

Dr Trikha’s special interests include: Pelviacetabular surgeries, Complex juxtaarticular trauma, Sports injuries, and Trauma education.

His chief areas of interest include managing pelvic and acetabular trauma, complex intraarticular fractures, spine fractures and polytrauma cases. Vivek is also interested in dealing with sports related injuries. Research has been his prime interest since postgraduation, and he has more than 75 indexed publications on variety of subspecialties of orthopaedics including trauma, musculoskeletal infection, joint replacement etc. Vivek has been invited to present guest lectures and scientific papers in various national and international arenas on trauma, especially Pelvic and Acetabular Injuries and their management. He is also a certified ATLS Instructor and Associate Editor of Indian Journal of Orthopaedics. 

Speaker, ‘Indian Summer – Trauma Challenges’– BIOS Session

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Sam Vollans

Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Sam Vollans is a consultant shoulder and elbow surgeon working within the Major Trauma Centre of Leeds Teaching Hospitals. His main interest is complex elbow trauma and post-trauma reconstruction of the arm.  He works alongside an amazing ortho-plastic team and is part of the renowned hand and upper limb transplant team in Leeds.

Speaker, ‘Contemporary Management of Distal Humerus Fractures’- BESS Revalidation Session

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Rosemary Wall

ST6 Trauma and Orthopaedics, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

Rosemary is an ST6 in the Warwick orthopaedic training programme, currently based at University Hospitals Coventry. She has a clinical interest in trauma and lower limb arthroplasty as well as medical education.

Speaker, “Technology contributing to patient care and education in low resource settings”  - WOC Revalidation session

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Jayne Ward

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire

Jayne qualified from St Barts and the Royal London in 2002. She under took her surgical and orthopaedic training in the Severn Deanery. She attended a trauma fellowship at the hospital for special surgery in New York, an AO fellowship at Groote Schuur in Cape Town and a reconstructive trauma fellowship at Queen Elizabeth, Birmingham.

Since 2014 she has been an orthopaedic trauma consultant at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire. Her main interest is open fractures.

She enjoys being an AO chairperson, working with Warwick medical school and is current education chair of the OTS

Chair, ‘The Monday Morning Trauma Meeting– OTS Revalidation Session;

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Michael Whitehouse

Professor Trauma and Orthopaedics, University of Bristol

Mike is a Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedics at the University of Bristol. His research focuses on the outcomes of hip and knee replacement, adverse events, hip fracture, open fractures, cartilage damage and major trauma. He employs a wide range of research methodologies including multicentre randomised controlled trials, first-in-human trials, analysis of large routinely collected healthcare datasets, evidence synthesis, qualitative methods and health economics. He leads the core analyses for the NJR lot 2 contract for Statistical Analysis, Support and Associated Services and is PI on two current NIHR HTA grants (SISMIC and RUBICON). Mike has published over 190 peer reviewed papers and in the last 3 years obtained grant funding of £3.7 million as lead and a further £4.3 million as co-applicant. He sits on the British Orthopaedic Association and British Hip Society research committees and is the NIHR CRN Trauma and Emergencies lead for the West of England.

Speaker, 360 Revalidation Lower Limb, Spines and Paediatrics – BJ360

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Tim Wilton

NJR Medical Director and Interim Chairman, NJR

Tim Wilton trained at Oxford and at UCH medical school and in Orthopaedics at Nottingham, Harlow Wood, Derby and South Wales with travelling fellowships in N America, Strasbourg, Bern and Ljubljana. He has an entirely elective practice in lower limb arthroplasty and has specialised in knee replacement and knee revision surgery for the last 30 years. He has a lifetime personal experience of over 2500 hip and 3500 knee replacements.

Tim teaches widely on technical aspects of knee replacement and has been invited lecturer throughout the world and at the major European, North American and International Knee Surgery organisations.

Tim has been President of the BOA and of BASK, and Chairman of the Bone and Joint Journal.

He is Medical Director of the NJR and currently interim NJR Chairman.                                         

Chair, - NJR

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Andrew Wright

Specialist Elbow Surgeon , Wrightington Upper Limb Unit

Andy was appointed as a Specialist Elbow Surgeon to Wrightington hospital in January 2020 & is the current Clinical Director for Trauma at the Trust. He is a Fellowship trained Specialist Elbow and Shoulder surgeon who started his Consultant career at Salford Royal, Major Trauma centre in 2019. He was awarded a first class honours degree from St Andrews University before completing his training at the University of Manchester. His Specialist Orthopaedic training rotation was in the North West of England before Fellowships in Wrightington and Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa.

Andy is passionate about his specialist elbow practice. He has a tertiary referral practice within the North West & enjoys all aspects of complex elbow reconstruction. He is a course convenor of Wrightington cadaveric Elbow & Shoulder course & is a regular faculty member on international trauma courses.

Speaker, ‘Contemporary Management of Distal Humerus Fractures’ - BESS Revalidation Session