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Foot & Ankle Team

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Mark Herron

FRCS

I am an Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon based in London and Birmingham.

I qualified from Birmingham University in 1991 and trained between Birmingham and Bristol.
My Fellowship training in Foot & Ankle surgery with Paul (Cook) in Oxford , Michael (Stephens) in Dublin...

I am an Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon based in London and Birmingham.

I qualified from Birmingham University in 1991 and trained between Birmingham and Bristol.
My Fellowship training in Foot & Ankle surgery with Paul (Cook) in Oxford , Michael (Stephens) in Dublin and Roger Atkins (Bristol) was a revelation and set me upon my current path.

Originally appointed consultant to the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital my practice is now solely based in the Wellington Hospital London and Priory Hospital Birmingham.
My interests lie in improving patients experience of surgery and developing non-medical scientific innovations (in addition to writing web sites).

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EDITORIAL BOARD

Mark Bowen Davies

BM FRCS(Tr & Orth)

Mark Bowen Davies was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in elective and traumatic conditions of the adult foot and ankle at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield in January 2006. He is also a Director with Sheffield Orthopaedics...

Mark Bowen Davies was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in elective and traumatic conditions of the adult foot and ankle at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield in January 2006. He is also a Director with Sheffield Orthopaedics Ltd, the largest independent provider of orthopaedic surgical care in Yorkshire and Derbyshire and works at both Claremont Private Hospital and BMI Thornbury Hospital.

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Robert Clayton

FRCS, FRCS (TR & ORTH)

Robert moved to Edinburgh in 1994 and graduated in 2000. He undertook Basic and Higher Surgical training in the South East Scotland region. He undertook fellowship training in Foot & Ankle surgery in Glasgow in 2009 before taking up post as a Consultant Orthopaedic...

Robert moved to Edinburgh in 1994 and graduated in 2000. He undertook Basic and Higher Surgical training in the South East Scotland region. He undertook fellowship training in Foot & Ankle surgery in Glasgow in 2009 before taking up post as a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon in Fife in 2010. He has a highly specialised elective and trauma foot and ankle practice. He has an active role in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and orthopaedic research. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and a Committee member of the Foot and Ankle Scotland group. He has served on faculty at numerous courses and conferences in the region.

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Paul Cooke

FRCS

Mr Paul Cooke was born in Birmingham and educated at king Edwards school Birmingham, and Sheffield University.

He trained first in general surgery – in Bristol and Plymouth – passing asFRCS in 1981.

He then trained in orthopaedic surgery in Bristol, oxford and...

Mr Paul Cooke was born in Birmingham and educated at king Edwards school Birmingham, and Sheffield University.

He trained first in general surgery – in Bristol and Plymouth – passing asFRCS in 1981.

He then trained in orthopaedic surgery in Bristol, oxford and Melbourne. During this time he alsoworked at the department of Anatomy in Bristol studying ligmant biomechnics and the effects on joint function – being awarded MCh by thesis.

In Melbourne he worked using multi-dimensional statistical models to develop methods of predicting dislocation of the hip in cerebral palsy.

On appointmentas consultant in oxford in 1989, he developed the gait analysis service, and was its firstmedical director.

He went on to found and lead the foot and ankle service.

He has always been a surgical innovator, and developer of techniques – introducing course to teach Scarf osteotomy (Oxbridge Course) which has trained over250 surgeons and 400 nurses in the 13 years it has run, as well as developing and introducing (with others) ankle arthroscopy, arthroscopic fusion, ankle replacement and latterly techniques of minimally invasive surgery to the forefoot. In addition he has developed (collaboratively) the Oxbridge hindfoot nail and Ankle replacement.

Mr Cooke has been clinical director of the Nuffield Orthopaedic centre in oxford, and twice been chairman of medical staff.

He was on the original EFAS committee, has been secretary, chair and trustee of BOFAS over many years.

He was clinical lead in the team which developed the MOXFQ PROM, and has published and written extensively on this and other ankle, hindfoot , midfoot and forefoot subjects.

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Nick Cullen

FRCS , FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Mr.Cullen graduated from University College and Middlesex Hospitals in 1993 and trained in hospitals in London and Cape Town before taking up his Orthopaedic Surgery rotation based at The Middlesex Hospital in London. He has completed fellowships in the UK studying...

Mr.Cullen graduated from University College and Middlesex Hospitals in 1993 and trained in hospitals in London and Cape Town before taking up his Orthopaedic Surgery rotation based at The Middlesex Hospital in London. He has completed fellowships in the UK studying foot and ankle surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore, Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, and in Dallas, USA as part of a British Orthopaedic Foot Surgery Society travelling fellowship.

Mr.Cullen was appointed as a Consultant in the Foot & Ankle unit at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Trust, Stanmore in August of 2005. His practice is one of predominantly tertiary referral and complex cases.

He continues to publish papers regularly in the orthopaedic literature. He has an ongoing interest in research and is involved in national and international arthroplast trials.

A member of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery Society and the European Foot and Ankle Society.

He has lectured nationally and internationally and is actively involved in teaching surgeons and higher surgical trainees nationally as well as MSc students, and other health care professionals.

Nick Cullen is the co-convener of the The Stanmore Foot and Ankle course.

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Andrew Goldberg

OBE , FRCS , FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Mr Goldberg qualified from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School (Imperial College London) graduating in 1994. He obtained fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England and Ireland in 1997/8 and then spent a year in full time research working towards a higher...

Mr Goldberg qualified from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School (Imperial College London) graduating in 1994. He obtained fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England and Ireland in 1997/8 and then spent a year in full time research working towards a higher degree (MD) awarded by the University of London. His specialist training was on the North East Thames rotation in Trauma & orthopaedics with a specialist fellowship in complex foot and ankle disorders at the Oxford Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital with Mr Paul Cooke. Prior to this he also spent a year on a travelling fellowship to fifteen centres of excellence across the USA and Europe.

Mr Goldberg became an orthopaedic consultant in 2009 and spent a year in Northampton before moving to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust in April 2010 where he has a joint appointment with UCL as a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Trauma & Orthopaedics. He runs a pioneering research program exploring regenerative treatments including cartilage transplantation; the effects of Stem Cell Therapy on Achilles Tendinopathy; and a national clinical trial comparing ankle replacements against ankle fusion. He was also responsible for the creation of the National Joint Registry for Ankle Replacements. He sits on the Scientific Committee of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS), and is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, the British Orthopaedic Research Society, the American Orthopaedic Research Society, and the London Foot Group.

He chairs the Medical Futures Innovation Awards and sits on the Health Innovation Council at the Department of Health. Mr Goldberg has authored several text books, and is editor for the Clinical Talk Series, distributed by World Scientific Publications. He was awarded an OBE in the 2011 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for services to medicine.

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Kartik Hariharan

FRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Mr. Kartik Hariharan is a senior Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon and the Clinical Lead for Foot and Ankle Surgery at the Aneurin Bevan United Health Board.

He did his medical undergraduate training in the prestigious Madras Medical College and his post...

Mr. Kartik Hariharan is a senior Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon and the Clinical Lead for Foot and Ankle Surgery at the Aneurin Bevan United Health Board.

He did his medical undergraduate training in the prestigious Madras Medical College and his post graduate orthopaedic training in Wales.

He had brought many firsts to Wales and has pioneered techniques in deformity correction of the foot and ankle, arthroscopy of the foot and ankle.

He has a major interest in the anthropology and developmental anatomy of the foot and ankle and has featured in a BBC dissection programme on The Incredible Human Foot.

He has served on the Education Committee of the British Orthopaedic Foot And Ankle Society as its Chair and then was President of BOFAS.

He is currently the Trustee and one of the Directors of BOFAS.

He has served as the chairman of the Forefoot Surgery Blue Book for foot and Ankle Surgery, a specialist advisor for the National Institute of clinical excellence (NICE) for toe joint replacement,and chairman of the clinical commissioning Guidance group for the British Orthopaedic Association amongst others.

He has been awarded the Naughton Dunn lecture for 2015 at the annual meeting of the BOA.

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Chris M Blundell

BMedSci (Hons), MB ChB, MD, FRCS(Tr&Orth)

NHS Appointment: Consultant Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHSFT

Independent Practice: Sheffield Orthopaedics Limited (www.sheffieldorthopaedics.com)

Chris was a student and junior Doctor in Sheffield but hails from London originally. Chris cemented his career choice...

NHS Appointment: Consultant Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHSFT

Independent Practice: Sheffield Orthopaedics Limited (www.sheffieldorthopaedics.com)

Chris was a student and junior Doctor in Sheffield but hails from London originally. Chris cemented his career choice of Orthopaedics whilst doing a bachelors degree in Bioengineering at The University of Sheffield. His higher surgical training was on the Cambridge rotation where he carried out a Doctorate of Medicine Degree whilst based in Norwich. There followed two periods of fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery in Melbourne, Australia.

In 2002 Chris returned to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals to take up a consultant post specialising in adult foot and ankle surgery and trauma. He continues in this role as the clinical lead for the busy Sheffield Foot and Ankle Unit. He is an enthusiastic teacher and has pursued this role through the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society where he is Chairman of the Education Committee.

In independent practice he was one of the founder members of Sheffield Orthopaedics Limited which has been established for over 10 years and is one of the UKs largest Orthopaedic groups. He was on the Board of Directors for 5 years and was the Chairman of this company for 3 years, leaving this role in 2012 to pursue other avenues though remaining closely involved.

The main surgical areas of interest for Chris remain trauma to the foot and ankle and he continues to pursue clinical research in areas such as ankle replacement and fusion as well as forefoot surgical innovations. He was part of the research team short listed and hoping to win the prestigious Mann Award at the 2015 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Congress.

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Prof. Michael M Stephens

MSc(bioeng), FRCSI

Professor Stephens graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1976. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1980. His internship was in St. Lawrences Hospital (Richmond, Whitworth and Hardwick Hospitals). He then practiced as a...

Professor Stephens graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1976. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1980. His internship was in St. Lawrences Hospital (Richmond, Whitworth and Hardwick Hospitals). He then practiced as a senior house officer in the Coombe Lying in Hospital, the A & E Department of St. Lawrences Hospital, Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin, James Connolly Memorial Hospital, Baggot Street Hospital and Sir Patrick Dunn's Hospital. Orthopaedic training continued in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Cork University Hospital, the Charitable Infirmary Jervis Street, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital and the Children's University Hospital (Temple Street) and St. Vincent's University Hospital in Dublin.

Between 1981 and 1982 he was clinical fellow in spinal disorders in the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, UK In 1987 he was lecturer in Queen Mary Hospital and the Duchess of Kent Children's Hospital in Hong Kong. In 1988 he was a clinical fellow in Foot and Ankle Surgery under the direction of Dr. G. James Sammarco in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He then returned home to the premanent post as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Foot and Ankle and Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery in the Childrens University Hospital (Temple St.), Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital and the Central Remedial Clinic

Membership Of Editorial Boards
Foot & Ankle International: 1993 to present
Foot Disease: 1993 to 1996
Foot & Ankle Surgery: Senior Editor 1993 to 2014
Foot & Ankle Surgery: Editor in Chief 2014 to present

Membership Of Societies
Vice President & Member: European Society of Foot & Ankle Surgeons 1993 to 1998
Member (Irish Representative): European Federation of Orthopaedic and Traumatology Surgeons (EFORT)
1993 to 1998, 2003 to 2010.
Member: European Foot & Ankle Society 1998 to present
President: Elect European Foot & Ankle Society 1998 to 2000
President: European Foot & Ankle Society 2000 to 2002
Immediate Past President: European Foot & Ankle Society 2002 to 2004
Secretary: Irish Orthopaedic Association 1992 to 1998
President Elect: Irish Orthopaedic Association 2001 to 2003
President: Irish Orthopaedic Association 2003 to 2005
Executive Member: Irish Orthopaedic Association 2004 to 2012
Honorary Member: French Foot and Ankle Society 2005 to present
Honorary Member: Asia/Pacific Foot and Ankle Association 2011 to present
President: Irish Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society 2008 to present

Visiting Professorships
Medical University of South Carolina, USA.
Duke University, USA.
Helenic Foot & Ankle Society
Queen Mary University Hospital, Hong Kong.
Bahrain University Hospital.
Royal Canadian College of Surgeons.
Australian Orthopaedic Association.
Viladot Memorial Meeting, Barcelona.
Dutch Working Group of Foot & Ankle Surgery.
Canadian Orthopaedic Association.

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