Mr Gwynne Howell OBE MBBS DipBioMech FRCS FRCS (Orth) Medical Director and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Gwynne Howell qualified from Charing Cross Hospital Medical School in 1983. He subsequently joined the Royal Navy where he undertook basic surgical training, gaining his FRCS in 1990. He later became the Senior Surgeon in Gibraltar before commencing his Orthopaedic training in Portsmouth, Oxford, Edinburgh and Canada where he spent 1 year at the University of Ontario.
On completion of his training he was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Hospital Haslar at Gosport in Hampshire in 1998.
Gwynne Howell was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Mayday University Hospital Croydon in 2002. He was awarded an O.B.E. later that year.
His areas of special interest include primary hip and knee arthroplasty as well as revision arthroplasty.
Mr David A Ward MBBS FRCS (Orth) FRCS (Ed) Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - Lead Clinician
David Ward qualified from Westminster Medical School in 1985 and trained in Orthopaedics in London and Surrey, as well as undertaking a hip fellowship in Berne, Switzerland. He was appointed as a consultant to Queen Mary's Roehampton in 1995 and in 1997 the unit merged with Kingston Hospital.His special interests are hip replacement surgery (particularly young patients, complex cases and hip resurfacing) and revision hip surgery.
He has a major commitment to inpatient elective surgery and virtually all his workload is lower limb joint replacement.He is a regular invited faculty member at international hip meetings. He has been involved in the Elective Orthopaedic Centre Steering Group since its inception and in addition has been Orthopaedic Clinical Management Group Chairman and Associate Medical Director at Kingston Hospital. He was appointed as joint Lead Clinician for the Elective Orthopaedic
Mr Richard E Field PhD FRCS FRCS (Orth) Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - Director of Research
Following Orthopaedic training in London, Cambridge and Melbourne, Richard Field was appointed to the staff of St Helier Hospital, Carshalton, Surrey, in 1994.
He has established an Orthopaedic Research Unit at St Helier Hospital and the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre, (SWLEOC) where he is Director of Research.
Richard Field is a lower limb Orthopaedic Surgeon with particular interest in Hip replacement, the management of Hip Disorders in younger adults and the design of Hip Replacements.
Mr Giles Stafford Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr Stafford studied Medicine at Guy's and St. Thomas's Hospitals, graduating in 1999. During this time he also undertook a BSc. in Physiology, graduating with honours and being awarded the Carpenter Prize
Mr Stafford has a specific interest in young adult hip problems and the management of sports hip injuries. He teaches regularly on hip arthroscopy courses. He also has a keen research interest, publishing regularly in peer-reviewed journals and presenting at international meetings.
Throughout his career, Mr Stafford has been elected onto various representative committees and has been invited to be a Medical Assessor for the General Medical Council.
Young adult hip disorders such as Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) and Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)
Soft tissue/muscle injury
Total hip replacement (primary and revision), including uncemented and bone conserving designs.
Hip arthroscopy (labral repair/reconstruction, cartilage repair/regeneration techniques, removal of cam and pincer deformities)
Soft tissue procedures (open and endoscopic)
Total knee replacement (primary and revision)
Knee arthroscopy (meniscal repair/trimming, microfracture, cartilage transplant)
Mr Stafford is married with two children. He is a keen sportsman but has now hung up his rugby boots and swapped them for a pair of golf shoes. However, he still plays tennis for his club and other representative sides.
Mr Thomas Duncan Tennent FRCS (Orth) Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Duncan Tennent qualified at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London in 1992 and undertook his registrar training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, and was subsequently appointed as a consultant at St. George's Hospital in 2003.
Duncan spent a year in America on a Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship before returning to the UK to obtain further, post-fellowship experience in shoulder and elbow surgery.
Duncan's practice is entirely shoulder and elbow surgery with particular interest in arthroscopic techniques for both joints. He has a commitment to research, holding the patent for a new technique for an arthroscopic shoulder procedure.
Duncan also teaches regularly at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, convening several courses to teach arthroscopic surgery and also lecturing nationally and internationally.
Mr. Adhikari trained in orthopaedics on the North-east Thames Registrars training rotation. He worked as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Kings College Hospital and University Hospital Lewisham for four years before moving to St. Helier Hospital in 1992 to help set up SWLEOC.
His main interest is in Knee Surgery including joint replacements and sports injuries. He has pioneered the use of Computer Navigation and Robotics in orthopaedic surgery in the UK and has set up a training programme at SWLEOC for surgeons from the UK and abroad to learn the technique.
Mr Adhikari is also involved in cartilage research and cartilage transplant techniques and is a member of a
He is currently the lead clinician for orthopaedics at St. Helier Hospital
Mr Mark Rickman MD FRCS (Tr &Ortho) Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mark qualified from Sheffield University in 1994, and subsequently trained in Orthopaedics in Oxford. He obtained an MD in limb reconstruction in 2003, and passed the intercollegiate specialty exam in 2004. He has undertaken a 12 month fellowship in Arthroplasty surgery in Australia, and a pelvic / acetabular trauma fellowship for 6 months in Bristol.
His current NHS commitments consist of orthopaedic and fracture clinics at St George's Hospital Tooting, arthroplasty lists at the new South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre in Epsom, and trauma / pelvic trauma lists at St George's Hospital.
He specialises in all aspects of lower limb surgery, with an emphasis on minimal incision arthroplasty surgery, as well as unicompartmental knee replacements and patello-femoral replacements. He is also a specialist in complex trauma, and pelvic / acetabular trauma surgery.
Mr Mitchell is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at St George's Hospital, London and the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre.
He trained at St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London, qualifying in 1991 and underwent Orthopaedic Training on the St Georges Rotation. After a year Fellowship in Vancouver in the Adult Reconstruction Unit he took up his post at St Georges in 2002.
Mr Mitchell's special interests include complex hip and knee replacement, tissue preserving hip replacement, revision hip and knee replacement and management of infected joint replacements. The hip clinic at St Georges has a large tertiary practice for all types of complex hip and knee disorders.
Mr Mitchell is also involved in many areas of research and in the education of all members of the Orthopaedic team.
Richard Hampton qualified at St Thomas' Hospital Medical School London University MBBS in 1989. Following this he was a House Surgeon St Thomas' Hospital, and a House Physician at the Royal United Hospital Bath. During his stay at St Mary's Hospital in 1990, Richard was an Anatomy Demonstrator. As a SHO he was in the Rotation at Northwick Park Hospital from 1991-1993 where he gained his FRCS (Eng) in 1993 and in the same year did Neurosurgery as an SHO Queens Square, following which he became a Senior Orthopaedic SHO at Kingston Hospital & Northwick Park Hospital from 1994 to 1995.
Richard Hampton joined the St Mary's Hospital Orthopaedic SpR Rotation from 1995-2002 during which time he worked in several hospitals gaining his FRCS (Tr & Orth) in 2000. He is currently working in Kingston Hospital.
Richard's interests include Specialising in Hip replacement surgery including resurfacing, Revision Hip Replacement Surgery and also Primary Knee Replacement Surgery.
Mr Eyiyemi O Pearse MA (Oxon) FRCS (Orth) Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr Eyiyemi (Yemi) Pearse graduated from Oriel College Oxford in 1995 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree and an honours degree in Physiological Sciences. He was an Orthopaedic Specialist Registrar on the South West Thames rotation. He undertook a fellowship at the Reading Shoulder Unit specialising in arthroscopic shoulder surgery and shoulder arthroplasty. He also has an interest in arthroscopic knee surgery and undertook a fellowship at the North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre.
He was appointed as an Orthopaedic and Trauma Consultant with a special interest in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery and Trauma at St George’s Hospital in London on 1st August 2007. He has published several peer-reviewed papers in shoulder and knee surgery and remains active in research.
Mr Gilbert T Railton MBBch, FRCS (Wales) Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Gil Railton qualified in 1977 from the Welsh national school of medicine Cardiff and has been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Kingston Hospital since 1990. His Orthopaedic training was at the Royal London Hospital in whitechapel.
He is experienced in joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee and performs almost two hundred replacements a year.
A substanial portion of his practice is dedicated to arthroscopic surgery of the knee including anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and meniscal surgery.
He has several publications on joint replacement surgery and trauma management.
Mr Fadhil Kashif trained in Cairo University Medical School and qualified in 1976.
He is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Mayday University Hospital in Croydon, a post he has held since 1994 and has worked at the South West
London Elective Orthopaedic Centre in Epsom since its inception.
Mr. Kashif's interests are total knee replacement, total hip replacement and hip resurfacing. At Mayday University Hospital he is responsible for the care of patients with fracture neck of femur in conjunction with an
Ortho-Geriatric Consultant and together they have introduced an
innovative system for the management of these elderly patients
Mr. Kashif is actively involved in many areas of research and in the education of all members of the orthopaedic team.
Mr Vipul R Patel MS(Orth), FRCS, FRCS(Orth) Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Vipul Patel studied medicine and completed an Orthopaedic residency in Ahmedabad, India. He moved to England in 1989 where he continued his orthopaedic and surgical training at hospitals in the South West Thames region qualifying as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1991.
He completed his higher surgical training in Orthopaedic surgery at St George’s Hospital and affiliated hospitals and spent a year on fellowship in Baltimore, USA, developing subspecialist interests in the shoulder, elbow and knee
In 1999 he became Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at St Richards Hospital in Chichester and in 2001 moved to Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals. He specialises in arthroscopic and joint replacement surgery of the shoulder, elbow and knee. He was instrumental in introducing shoulder surgery to SWLEOC in 2005. He is actively involved in training future orthopaedic surgeons and is on the faculty of a number of national and international courses.
Mr Roy Twyman MBBS FRCS, FRCS(Orth) Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Roy Twyman is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Knee Surgery
He undertook his undergraduate studies at the Westminster Hospital, before obtaining his Basic Surgical training in London, Norwich and Cambridge
He completed his Orthopaedic training in London at The Westminster, Middlesex and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospitals. He then spent a year on a fellowship at Auckland Hospital in New Zealand.
On his return to the UK he worked as a Consultant specializing in Sports Injuries at The Middlesex Hospital for a year before taking up a permanent post at Epsom
His practice involves all aspects of Knee Surgery. Areas of his particular clinical and research interest are arthroscopic surgery, Anterior Cruciate ligament reconstruction, multiple knee ligament injuries, complex knee replacements including correction of severe deformities, bilateral knee replacements and revision knee replacement
His teaching commitments include organizing the training of knee surgery within the South West Thames Region. His management responsibilities include Surgical Director of Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust
Mr Christian Kinmont MB BS, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Orth) Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Christian Kinmont qualified from St. George’s Hospital Medical School in 1989 and subsequently undertook specialist orthopaedic training in the South West Thames region. Additionally, he undertook a knee research fellowship at St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington and having passed the FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedic) examination in 2001 undertook a further knee and sports surgery fellowship at La Trobe University, Melbourne.
He was appointed as a Consultant to Mayday University Hospital in the summer of 2004 as a Knee Surgeon. At the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre he has a specialist interest in uncemented implants as well as partial knee replacement in the younger patient.
His other main area of interest is in sports knee injuries and arthroscopic knee surgery, performing all the knee ligament reconstruction procedures in the Croydon area. He is actively involved in research and training as the Orthopaedic Tutor.
Mr Adrian Day MB, BChir Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr Hossam Dabis Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr Dabis is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at The South West London Elective Orthopaedic centre since it was opened, as centre of excellence for Joint replacements.
His main interest is joint replacements of the lower limbs including hip, knee, ankle and toe.
He has done thesis on the Low contact stress total knee replacement in 1995, and is still using this implant because of the excellent long term results.
He is in continual contact with the international Orthopaedic Surgeons to exchange the latest ideas and the advanced Surgical skills to improve the quality of services to his patients at SWLEOC.
He is a proud father of two doctors, his son would like to follow in his footsteps to do orthopaedic surgery, and Mr Dabis hopes he will have the opportunity to work at the centre of excellence, SWLEOC.
Mr Andrew Cobb MB BS Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Area of expertise
Specialist area 1: Hip replacement and revision surgery
Specialist area 2: Knee replacement and revision surgery
Specialist area 3: Foot and ankle surgery
Specialist area 4: General orthopaedic surgery
Special interest 1: Hip and knee replacement and revision surgery
Special interest 2: Foot and ankle surgery
Special interest 3: Knee ligament reconstruction
Special interest 4: Trauma surgery
Dominic Nielsen graduated from St Georges Hospital London, and undertook his Orthopaedic training in South West Thames. To complement his general orthopaedic training, he has 18 months specialist training in foot and ankle surgery and also spent 2 years in a centre for complex trauma and limb reconstruction.
He is a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon at St George’s Hospital, London with special interests in foot and ankle surgery and complex trauma reconstruction.
Dominic is an examiner for Medical School Finals examinations and supervisor of orthopaedic trainees at St Georges. With an interest in training, he regularly teaches at national education meetings.
He has written papers on a range of trauma and foot and ankle subjects including clavicle fractures, hip fractures, major injuries, Achilles tendon problems and has presented his work both nationally and internationally.
Mr Jason Millington Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Jason Millington trained at UCL Medical School and qualified in 1997. Following his basic surgical training he worked for Sarah Muirhead-Allwood at the London Hip Unit before undertaking his specialist orthopaedic training on the Wessex rotation. He did his fellowship training in revision hip arthroplasty surgery at Southampton University Hospital.
He undertakes knee arthroscopy procedures and hip and knee replacements with an interest in revision hip arthroplasty surgery.
Mr. Bardakos qualified from the Medical School of the University of Athens in 1994. After having completed his basic orthopaedic training in Greece, he received post-graduate (fellowship) training in limb reconstruction (Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, MD, USA) and hip & knee replacement surgery (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA). He then went on to train for eight months with Mr. Richard Villar in London, UK, where he focused on arthroscopic surgery of the hip.
Mr. Bardakos was appointed as a Locum Consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the EOC in June, 2010. He undertakes hip and knee replacement surgery and also hip arthroscopy, which he has a keen interest in.
Mr Amit Amin Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr Amin’s base is St George’s Hospital where he is a
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialist interest
in foot and ankle surgery, as well as complex trauma and
Mr Amin has undertaken a number of specialist foot and
ankle fellowships starting in the UK at the Royal National
Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore and followed by
international experience in Seattle, Baltimore and
Toronto. He was awarded the prestigious British Foot and
Ankle Society traveling fellowship, which he undertook
with the world renowned Dr Mark Myerson in Baltimore, USA.
Mr Amin is actively involved in both undergraduate and
postgraduate education, as well as clinical research. He
has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles and is a
reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
Mr Amin’s practice at SWLEOC is dedicated solely to foot
and ankle surgery, which allows him to remain at the
forefront of new advances. He offers specialist advice on
all aspects of foot and ankle pathology including bunions,
big toe arthritis, ankle arthritis, flat foot deformity,
as well as second opinions. He has a specialist interest
in ankle replacement surgery, and is one of a select few
surgeons who has been formally trained in this type of
Mr Christopher McLean Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
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Mr Tim Bishop Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Tim Bishop qualified from St Georges Hospital Medical School in 1994.He trained in orthopaedics in the South West Thames region and then completed a spinal fellowship at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore.He was appointed as a spinal and orthopaedic surgeon at St Georges Hospital in 2009 and began working at the EOC in 2010.
He is trained in all aspects of spinal surgery but has a special interest is in adult and paediatric spinal deformity
Mr Constant Busch Consultant Orthoapedic Surgeon
Mr Busch attended Duke University in North Carolina, USA before obtaining his medical degree at St Thomas’s Hospital, London in 1991.
He trained in general orthopaedics in the South West Thames Region and obtained his certificate of completion specialist training in August 2003.
He completed a hip and knee reconstruction fellowship at the London Health Sciences Hospital in London, Ontario, Canada, and was appointed as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Trust in August 2004.
Mr Busch’s special interest is primary and revision total hip and knee replacement. He also has a special interest in young patients with hip problems.
During his fellowship he studied the use of intra-operative administration of peri-articular pre-emptive analgesia during joint replacement surgery. He is presently involved in promoting short stay hip surgery and is the clinical lead for hip and knee surgery for the regional Quality Improvement programme at Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Trust.
Mr Feroz Dinah Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr F Dinah FRCS(Tr&Ortho) qualified from the Royal London and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals in 1996. His postgraduate orthopaedic training was in the South West Thames region of London. During this time, he published several articles in the orthopaedic literature, and studied for the award of the Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine (UK). He also undertook a 12-month research fellowship in orthopaedic biomechanics and bioengineering at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD, USA. After a year as a specialist knee fellow in the UK, during which he was also exposed to primary hip replacement surgery, he took up a locum Orthopaedic Consultant post in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK, in 2009. He was then appointed to a substantive consultant post at Epsom and St Helier Hospitals NHS Trust in 2010.
His NHS practice involves a general orthopaedic trauma service (St Helier Hospital) as well as a specialist lower limb elective service (Epsom General Hospital and SWLEOC). His interests include all types of arthroscopic knee surgery (ligament, cartilage, meniscus), as well as partial or complete joint replacement surgery for knee arthritis. He also undertakes routine primary hip replacements using traditional and modern implants and bearing surfaces.
He is on many departmental and hospital clinical governance and management committees for orthopaedics. He regularly attends regional, national and international meetings and courses for Continuing Professional Development.
Mr. Gillespie qualified from University College Dublin Medical School in 1993 and trained in Orthopaedics in Yorkshire and Leeds. Further fellowship training was undertaken in lower limb arthroplasty and arthroscopy in Australia and pelvic and acetabular reconstruction in St. George’s Hospital in London. He was appointed as a consultant to St. George’s Hospital in April 2010.
His interests include hip and knee joint replacement surgery, knee arthroscopy and ligament reconstruction, and pelvic and acetabular and general trauma. Mr. Gillespie is involved in education and training of undergraduate medical students and postgraduate orthopaedic trainees, and is actively involved in research.
Mr Jason Bernard MB MD FRCS(orth) Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Graduated 1990 Glasgow University School of Medicine.
FRCS Ed 1994 GB Ong medal for best performance in year.
Research fellow WHO Collaborating Centre for Metabolic Bone Disease, Sheffield, leading to award of MD thesis University of Glasgow.
Higher Specialist training in Orthopaedic and Trauma surgery St George's Hospital, London (South West Thames training programme)
SAC approved training in Specialist Spinal surgery Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (Stanmore) 2003-2004
Co-Chair implementation committee for NICE guidelines on Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression (Royal Marsden Hospital and St George's)
Lead for Clinical Governance Orthopaedic surgery St George's Hospital.
Clinical Lead for Spinal Orthopaedic Surgery at St George's Hospital and SWLEOC
Spinal degenerative conditions
Mr Giles Heilpern Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Giles Heilpern studied medicine at Pembroke College, Cambridge and Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals qualifying in 1999. He completed a 3 year basic surgical rotation at Guy’s, Kingston and Atkinson Morley’s Hospitals.
In 1994 he joined the South East Thames orthopaedic training programme. In 2009 he completed 2 subspecialist fellowships in Australia - a knee fellowship at the North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre and a shoulder fellowship at the Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre.
He started at Kingston Hospital as a locum consultant orthopaedic surgeon in October 2010 with a special interest in knee and shoulder surgery. His knee surgery practice covers all aspects of knee surgery including arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction, partial and total knee arthroplasty and osteotomy. His shoulder surgery practice covers all aspects of shoulder surgery including arthroscopic decompression, arthroscopic stabilisation, rotator cuff repair and arthroplasty.
Ms Fiona Middleton Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Fiona Middleton qualified from Oxford and St. George’s Medical School and trained in Orthopaedics in London and South West Thames. She undertook a hand fellowship at St. George’s Hospital and a knee fellowship in Adelaide, Australia. She has been appointed as a consultant in Kingston Hospital.
Her special interests are knee arthroscopy and soft tissue reconstruction( ACL reconstruction), knee replacement surgery and elective hand surgery.