Consultant profiles

Professor Tim Briggs

MB BS (Hons), MChOrth, FRCS (Ed.), FRCS (Eng.)

Professor Briggs is the medical director of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust. His special interests are bone and soft tissue tumours, comprehensive cartilage transplantation. primary and revision hip and knee replacement and reconstruction of the lower limb.

He qualified in 1982 obtaining Honours in Surgery and winning a number of prizes, and was appointed at the RNOH as a Consultant in 1992.

He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and was Editorial Secretary of the British Orthopaedic Association. He has a special interest in autologous chondrocyte transplantation around the knee and is one of the clinical leaders in this field in the UK. He has an interest in sports injuries and is one of the surgeons for the Arsenal men’s and Arsenal lady’s football clubs.

Clinic hours

Wednesday - evenings

Appointments

T: 020 8901 5505
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Secretary

T: 020 8950 2759

Mr Stephen R Cannon

MA, MCh Orth, FRCS, MRCOG

Mr Cannon was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to both The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and Edgware General Hospital in 1988, before concentrating his NHS commitment entirely at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in 1996.

Since that date until 2003 he has been Clinical Director and closely involved in the management of The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. Since 2001 he has been Regional Specialty Advisor in Orthopaedics for North West Thames. Mr Cannon was appointed Chairman of the London Bone & Soft Tissue Sarcoma Service. He has served three years on the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery and was Editorial Secretary of the British Orthopaedic Association 1997 – 1999. He acts as Orthopaedic Advisor to the Football Association. In 2002 he was appointed to the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee (IPAC) of NICE. In 2008 Mr Cannon was appointed President of the British Orthopaedic Association and was appointed to the council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Offering a service in both general and complex orthopaedics, his particular interests are knee surgery and orthopaedic oncology. All forms of knee surgery are undertaken, from arthroscopy to the most complex revision following failed arthroplasty. As chairman of the London Bone Tumour Service, he is involved in the treatment of a number of patients with difficult orthopaedic oncological problems.

Clinic hours

Thursday - afternoons

Appointments

T: 020 8901 5505
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Secretary

T: 01494 872440
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Mr Richard Carrington

MBBS, FRCS (Orth)

After training at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Mr Carrington qualified in 1989 and undertook his orthopaedic training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, where he was appointed as consultant in 2003. Prior to this he was lecturer at the Institute of Orthopaedics (University College London) for two years and completed a fellowship in complex and revision joint replacement at Harvard Medical School, USA.

Mr Carrington’s areas of specialist interest include hip and knee replacements, knee surgery including ligament reconstruction and cartilage transplantation.

Mr Carrington has published many papers on lower limb joint reconstruction and continues to run clinical research projects on various aspects of hip and knee joint reconstruction. He organises several courses a year instructing trainee surgeons on performing various aspects of hip and knee surgery. He is invited regularly to lecture on his area of expertise at national and international meetings.

Clinic Hours

Monday - mornings
Thursday - evenings

Appointments

T: 020 8901 5505
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Secretary

T: 020 8901 0311
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Mr Aresh Hashemi-Nejad

MBBS, FRCS, FRCS (Orth), ATLS, CCST

Mr Hashemi- Nejad qualified in 1985 and was appointed to RNOH in 1997. His training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital included a period as a lecturer at the Institute of Orthopaedics and a one year Post-Graduate Fellowship in Children’s Orthopaedics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.

His special interests are paediatric and congenital deformity; young adult hip problems; hip replacement and resurfacing. He has published extensively on hip and paediatric orthopaedic conditions. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He regularly lectures at national and international meetings.

Mr Hashemi-Nejad is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association and Member of the British Hip Society and the British Society of Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery where he is a Council Member.

Clinic Hours

Monday - evenings
Tuesday - afternoons
Wednesday - mornings
Friday - afternoons

Appointments

T: 020 8901 5505
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Secretary

T: 020 8901 5527
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Mr Rob Pollock

BSc (Hons) MBBS FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Mr Pollock was appointed as a consultant at the RNOH in 2004. His special interests include knee and hip surgery and all aspects of orthopaedic oncology.

He qualified from University College London in 1993 where he won the Fitton prize in orthopaedics. His post graduate training took place in various London teaching hospitals during which time he was awarded a Charnley Trust scholarship. He undertook fellowships in Sydney, Australia and Denver, USA where he gained experience in hip and knee replacement, arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery, and the management of bone and soft tissue tumours.

Mr Pollock has published several research papers on joint reconstruction and regularly presents his findings at international meetings. He is an instructor for surgeons in training and is a lecturer for the Institute of Orthopaedics (University of London). He is a member of the British Orthopaedic Oncology Society and the International Society of Limb Salvage.

In 2008 Mr Pollock was awarded the prestigious ABC fellowship by the British Orthopaedic Association and spent six weeks visiting centres of excellence in the USA.

Clinic Hours

Wednesday evenings

Appointments

T: 020 8901 5505
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Secretary

T: 020 8901 5501
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Mr John Skinner

MBBS, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Orth)

Mr Skinner specialises in hip and knee surgery, performing hip resurfacing, replacement and revision surgery. In the knee he performs arthroscopy and ligament reconstruction as well as cartilage transplantation and knee replacement and revision surgery.

Having trained at Kings College, London and Kings College Hospital, and qualifying in 1988, Mr Skinner’s basic surgical training was in London and Norwich before completing higher surgical training in London on the Stanmore rotation. He was also an ABC travelling fellow to the USA.

Mr Skinner is on the executive committee and is the editorial secretary for the British Hip Society. At Stanmore he is the Clinical Tutor and Royal College of Surgeons Tutor and is actively involved in training junior surgeons. With several publications involving active research into joint replacement, resurfacing and cartilage surgery, Mr Skinner is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Orthopaedics, University College London.

Clinic Hours

Wednesday - alt. evenings
Thursday - mornings
Friday - afternoons

Appointments

T: 020 8901 5505
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Secretary

T: 020 8420 4496
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Dr Mike Cooper

BSc, MbChB, FRCA

Dr Cooper is a Consultant Anaesthetist based at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and works closely with the team. He is the Director of the Clinical Services Support Directorate at Stanmore which includes anaesthesia, intensive care, theatres and radiology. He graduated from Edinburgh University medical school and trained as an anaesthetist at The University College London and Royal Free School of Anaesthesia. Subsequently, he has specialised in providing anaesthetic services and clinical support for adult and paediatric orthopaedic surgical procedures. This includes arthroscopic work, joint replacement surgery and complex limb salvage and reconstruction.

With an active interest in anaesthetic research and continuing education, Dr Cooper’s current projects include the prevention of peripheral nerve injury and reducing opiate usage.

Dr Cooper is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. He is registered with the GMC and on the specialist register for anaesthesia.