Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowships
Approved Fellowships and Fellows' Gallery
This page includes a table of the Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowships which have been approved under the RCS Senior Clinical Fellowship Scheme. The gallery below provides information about Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery Fellows under the Scheme.
RCS Senior Clinical Fellowships in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
|Period of approval||
Fellowship Tutor/Lead Consultant
|Basingstoke Knee Fellowship||Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust||December 2015 - November 2018||Mr Adrian Wilson, Consultant Othopaedic Surgeon|
Fellowship in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
(James Cook University Hospital and Friarage Hospital)
|December 2015 - November 2018||
Professor Amar Rangan, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
|Nottingham Advanced Spinal Surgery Fellowship||Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust||
Initially approved February 2013
Reapproved January 2018 - December 2020
|Mr Khalid Salem, Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery|
|Harrogate Hip Fellowship||Harrogate District Foundation Trust||
June 2013 - May 2016
Currently applying for reapproval
|Mr Jon Conroy, Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery|
|The Frimley Park Hip Fellowship||Frimley Park Hospital||Initially approved October 2013; reapproved April 2017 - March 2020||Mr Sebastian Sturridge, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon|
|Sports Hip & Knee, Lower Limb Arthroplasty Senior Orthopaedic Fellowship||Ashford & St Peters NHS Foundation trust, Surrey||
Initially approved February 2014
Reapproved July 2018 - June 2021
|Mr Paul Trikha, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon|
Gallery of RCS Senior Clinical Fellows in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
Nottingham Advanced Spinal Surgery Fellowship, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, February 2016 - October 2017
Current post (October 2018): Spinal Surgery Consultant, Vall d'Hebron University Hospitals, Barcelona, Spain
"I was privileged to have the opportunity to complete a Spinal Surgery Fellowship at the Queen´s Medical Centre, a renowned centre of excellence in spinal surgery. The primary focus of the Fellowship was to gain operative experience in advanced spinal surgery. The majority of work comprised complex pediatric and adult deformity as well as degenerative spine. During my Fellowship I was exposed to the whole range of spinal surgeries, including cervical surgery, cranio-cervical junctional pathology, anterior and posterior complex lumbar reconstructive work, emergency fracture care and tumour surgery. I was encouraged to work independently and was made to feel like a valued member of the team. The supportive atmosphere, daily discussion of complex patients and weekly multidisciplinary meetings was a perfect environment to prepare for life as a Consultant. Having had consistent exposure to spinal emergencies including trauma and tumour, and enriching discussions in morning rounds, I was prepared to make critical evidence-based decisions confidently. Finally, my two years at the QMC have equipped me to deal with cases of increasing complexity but kept me mindful as to the technical limitations of surgery. I'm now realising the value of my training as a newly independent surgeon and very grateful to my mentors at QMC."
Sports Hip & Knee, Lower Limb Arthroplasty Senior Orthopaedic Fellowship, Ashford & St Peter's NHS Foundation Trust, Chertsey, Surrey, September 2016 - August 2017
Current (January 2018) post: Military Orthopaedic Surgeon, 1st Orthopaedic Department, General Army Hospital, Athens, Greece
"After completing my first fellowship in Toronto (Sunnybrook), I moved in Chertsey and started working at St Peter’s at the end of September 2016. The first case I undertook with the Fellowship Supervisor, Mr. Trikha, was a complex arthroscopic hardware removal of a knee. During my training post I was under three extremely skillful surgeons, Mr Elliot, Mr. Micheal and, of course, Mr. Trikha. The post was exactly what a Fellow could ever want. My time was shared between theatres and clinics. The unit is very busy. I was exposed, quite soon, to a large number of difficult cases, including complex hip and knee reconstructions, hip arthroscopies, and, of course, multi-ligament reconstruction knee injuries (very common among army personnel). I ran my own clinics, but always under supervision. When needed, my supervisors were by my side, explaining difficult cases, and giving the courage to move on. As for the nursing staff, there is only one word which characterizes them: professionals. I left Chertsey full of good memories and with many friends. If given the chance I would have done that again in a heartbeat."
Basingstoke Knee Fellowship, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, March - September 2016
Current (Jan 2018) post: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
"The importance of a 'joint preservation' approach is being increasingly recognised in knee surgery. Significant advancements have been made in the last decade in this direction, and Basingstoke sits at the cutting edge of surgical philosophies, approaches, and appropriate patient-orientated research and follow up. There was a huge variety of cases to see, and importantly a significant amount of 'hands on' experience. The Fellowship placed me in an ideal situation to manage patients presenting with complex knee issues and allowed me to take the next step in my surgical career and transition to a Consultant post at the same unit. I now co-run the Fellowship and ensure that Fellows are given the same fantastic opportunities during their time here that I was provided."
Harrogate Hip Fellowship, Harrogate District Foundation Trust, August 2015 - August 2016
"The Fellowship year was an exciting opportunity to polish my skills as a hip surgeon, with dedicated hip Fellow lists for elective joint arthroplasty. It was indeed a rare chance to acquire the knowledge and skills of hip arthroscopy. Further training involved revision arthroplasty surgery. The post involved research and the ongoing project was to participate in a multi-centre randomized double blind controlled study, the FAIT study for hip arthroscopy, for which I recruited patients as well as served as the blinded assessor for the patients. The post was for 12 months, which is in my opinion a solid foundation for early years as a newly appointed consultant arthroplasty surgeon."
Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, August 2016 - August 2017
Current (November 2017) post: Surgical Fellow in Sports Medicine and Shoulder, St George Hospital, Sydney, Australia
"This experience as a Shoulder and Elbow Fellow under the supervision of Prof Amar Rangan provides surgeons with a cutting-edge clinical and academic experience for their future career. At this designated Major Trauma Centre, with 1,024 beds, I was exposed to a broad range of shoulder and elbow pathology, both elective and trauma, arthroscopic and open procedures, and to a variety of complex cases. I have improved my skills in this field significantly and gained confidence in decision making and operating independently. This experience will greatly benefit the health care quality of my future patients."
The Frimley Park Hip Fellowship, Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, April 2014 - February 2015
Current (February 2017) post: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, Surrey
"My RCS approved Fellowship has been pivotal in changing my career and exceeded my expectations. Besides developing my skills in elective hip and knee surgery, this fellowship provided me with the knowledge and confidence to manage general orthopaedic patients as a consultant. I had three excellent trainers who were very supportive and guided me throughout my Fellowship. I consolidated my skills in planning, templating and performing primary and revision arthroplasty, hip arthroscopy and impingement surgery as well as arthroscopic knee surgery.
"Regular trauma lists provided me with the opportunity of managing periprosthetic fractures and other complex trauma. I organised and led regular weekly arthroplasty meetings to discuss complex cases. There were plenty of opportunities for research and training. I was supported in attending relevant courses and attending and presenting at conferences. I developed the hip arthroscopy database for my mentor and am currently working on ongoing projects."
The Sports Hip & Knee, Lower Limb Arthroplasty Senior Orthopaedic Fellowship, Ashford & St Peter's NHS Foundation Trust, Surrey, January - July 2015
Current (November 2017) post: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, St Richard's Hospital, Chichester
"The Fellowship was an excellent focused lower limb and sports injury training post in a centre of excellence, to prepare one for independent practice. This Fellowship gave me a solid foundation to practise independently as an orthopaedic surgeon, with subspeciality in lower limb arthroplasty and sports injury. It allowed me to achieve nationally accredited operating experience."
Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesborough, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, August 2013 - August 2014
Current (February 2017) post: Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust
"This Fellowship provided me with the opportunity to manage patients with all manner of shoulder and elbow conditions. This included primary shoulder and elbow arthroscopy and arthroplasty, revision surgery, complex reconstruction and complex trauma. I was given the opportunity to develop my clinical and operative skills to a level more than sufficient to competently take up a consultant post. The experience and skills learnt have paved the way for me to provide a high level of care for my patients."
Nottingham Advanced Spinal Surgery Fellowship, Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, August 2014 - August 2016
Current (February 2017) post: Consultant Spinal Surgeon, The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham
"I undertook the Fellowship to build upon my spinal surgery training. The main benefit was exposure to the huge breadth and volume of spinal surgery undertaken at this world class centre. I have developed interests in degenerative spinal conditions and in particular the application of minimally invasive techniques where appropriate. I was able to gain experience from working with all the consultant spinal surgeons across a wide breadth of surgery. I am a keen teacher and taught on many courses to a wide range of delegates. My research interests focus on the biomechanical engineering aspects of surgery. The Nottingham Advanced Spinal Surgery Fellowship allowed me to leave fully prepared for a consultant post in a tertiary referral spinal surgery department."