Mr Kerry Acton
Kerry Acton is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in hip and knee surgery. His undergraduate and specialist orthopaedic training took place in London and Surrey and he undertook a revision arthroplasty fellowship on the south coast. He was appointed to the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford in 2007.
His specialist interests include complex primary and revision arthroplasty of the hip and knee. He has a particular interest in the treatment of young active patients, uncemented hip and knee prostheses and ceramic hip bearings and is a very conservative hip arthroscopist. He has developed a sub-specialist practice in the surgical treatment of metastatic tumours of the pelvis and lower limb. He also maintains an interest in trauma, mostly in the treatment of periprosthetic fractures.
He is not extensively published, preferring to concentrate on the practical side of orthopaedic surgery and training the next generation of surgeons, but he does have links with the University of Surrey Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences and is an MSc and PhD supervisor.
Prof Justin Cobb
Professor Cobb studied medicine at Magdalen College Oxford, graduating in 1982. He trained in Oxford, London and Brighton. He wrote his master’s thesis on ‘Prognostic factors in operable osteosarcoma’. In 1991 he was appointed consultant orthopaedic surgeon at The Middlesex. He was awarded a Hunterian Professorship in 1992. After 15 years as a consultant at UCLH and Hon Sen Lect at UCL, he joined Imperial as chair of orthopaedics in 2005.
His first grant in the field of computer assisted orthopaedic surgery was from the special trustees of The Middlesex and UCH in 1992, together with Brian Davies from Imperial. This led to the Acrobot being developed subsequently, on a Link funded grant. With Professor Andrew Amis, in the Faculty of Engineering, he has designed a suite of partial knee replacements specifically for robotic insertion, that minimise the amount of bone removed at surgery. This programme has been taken over by Stanmore Implants, who are providing these custom made implants, for robotic insertion. The pilot study of this technology is underway now at Charing Cross.
His principal resarch interests are in the fields of :
As chair of Orthopaedics, and clinical lead at hospital, Professor Cobb leads a team of surgeons, investigators and educators training both under- and post-graduate students in surgical skills and the use of IC developed computer based and robotic technologies to improve outcomes.
Professor Cobb is advisor to the board of Stanmore Implants, a spinout from UCL. He is a civilian advisor in orthopaedics to the Royal Air Force. He is on the staff of King Edward VII hospital for Officers, and is Orthopaedic Surgeon to Her Majesty the Queen.
Mr Douglas Dunlop
Douglas Dunlop is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in hip surgery. He was appointed to Southampton University Hospital NHS Trust in 2002. His undergraduate training was at UWCM, Cardiff and he trained in Orthopaedic Surgery in Edinburgh. He has fellowships in hip surgery from; The Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, Exeter; The Royal Adelaide Hospital; with two travelling fellowships to North America. He has an additional fellowship in complex knee surgery including ligament reconstruction.
He specializes in primary and revision hip replacement surgery with an interest in knee surgery. His particular interests are:
He uses a variety of implants, both cemented and uncemented and is experienced in less invasive surgical techniques. He is a Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association and a member of the British Hip Society.
He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Southampton and undertakes research on novel materials and stem cells. He is involved in local and multicentre trials looking at articulation size and synthetic bone graft.
He completed an MD thesis from the University of Edinburgh on bone grafting in hip surgery, based on work in Australia and Edinburgh.
Mr Gunnar Flivik
Gunnar Flivik is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at Lund University in Sweden.
Gunnar has written over 40 articles and is actively engaged in the study of Revision Hip Arthroplasty. Gunnar is project manager of Lund University’s Hip and Knee Joint Arthroplasty Research Group. The Group is studying different factors involved in the fixation and function of prosthesis components, how to optimize the biomechanical joint conditions during surgery, and evaluating new prosthesis designs and concepts including surgery assisted by computer navigation.
Gunnar’s special interests include osteoarthritis, knee and hip arthroplasty and gait analysis. He also sits on the editorial board of Orthopaedics Today Europe.
Prof Wei Huang
PHD and Professor, Director of Dept. of Orthopedics, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University.
Huang Wei graduated from West China University of Medical Sciences in 1991 and was awarded Doctor of Medicine (MD), and then worked as an orthopedic surgeon in The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University. In 2002 he graduated with a PhD from Chongqing Medical University, and then completed his post-doctoral program in Okayama University, Japan. His main focus for the past 25 years has been minimally invasive joint replacement and sports medicine, and has also undertaken training at several international joint centres. Prof Wei has worked as a Professor and Archiater for 13 years, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of joint disease, and skilled in minimally invasive joint replacement. He has completed around 5,000 knee and hip replacement over the years. Created a modified anterolateral minimally invasive approach for total hip replacement and obtained excellent clinical results. Recently he has been voted Deputy Head of the Innovative and Translational Medicine Group, Chinese Medical Association; Vice Chairman, Knee Surgery Committee, Chinese Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and Chairman, Orthopedic Association of Chongqing, China.
Mr Brian Jones
Brian Jones joined JRI in 1987 as Sales Manager and became a Director in 1998. In the restructuring of the Board after the death of Ronald Furlong in 2002, Brian was appointed Managing Director until 2009 when he became Chairman of the Board. He retired in March 2017.
Mr Kartik Logishetty
Kartik Logishetty is an orthopaedic surgical trainee specialising in hip surgery.
He gained his undergraduate medical degree from Guy's, King's and St Thomas' Medical School, a BSc. in Surgery and Anaesthesia, and an MSc. in Surgical Innovation.
Kartik has researched and investigated the 3D morphology of femoroacetabular impingement, and the use of shearwave ultrasound elastrography in hip disease. As an Academic Foundation Doctor at the University of Oxford, he worked on developing an arthroscopic simulation programme for surgical training.
He was then appointed as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Orthopaedics at Imperial College London, prior to his current role.
Prof Derek McMinn
Affectionately referred to as the ‘Father of Modern Hip Resurfacing’, Professor McMinn is one of the globe’s leading hip and knee experts and the inventor of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR). Having performed over 3500 Metal-on-Metal Hip Resurfacings over the course of 20 years, he is the most experienced surgeon in this field.
Professor Derek McMinn specialises in:
Dr Jesus Moreta
Jesús Moreta is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in hip surgery, and he currently works at Hospital Galdakao (Bizkaia, Spain). He has completed his training with several travelling fellowships in prestigious hospitals: Mayo Clinic (Rochester, USA), Hospital for Special Surgery (N. York, USA) and Princess Elizabeth Orthopedic Center (Exeter, England).
He achieved the highest qualification in the national exam of the SECOT (Spanish Society of Orthopedic Surgery) in 2013. In 2014, he received the Resident of the Year award in Orthopedic Surgery (SECOT Foundation) and this year he passed the European Board exam. In 2015, he was awarded the Miguel Cabanela Traveling Fellowship and in 2017 he achieved the EHS Traveling Fellowship of the European Hip Society. He collaborates as a reviewer for the Journal of the European Society (Hip International), the Journal of Orthopedic Surgery and Research, the HSS Journal and the Spanish Journal of Orthopedic Surgery.
In his research activity, he has published several scientific articles and he gave more than 60 presentations in National and International conferences, mainly related to hip diseases. He is an examiner of the EBOT exam (European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology) and he is a member of several scientific societies: European Hip Society, AOTrauma, Spanish Society of Orthopedic Surgery, Spanish Hip Society, Spanish Knee Society and Spanish Arthroscopy Association.
Dr Geoffrey Ng
Geoffrey Ng specializes in various areas of interdisciplinary in vivo, in vitro, and in silico musculoskeletal research, working closely with the MSk Lab and The Biomechanics Group at Imperial College London. His primary research focuses on musculoskeletal health and orthopaedic biomechanics, aspiring to outline a path for effective joint restoration, injury prevention, and healthy ageing.
Graduating as Valedictorian, Geoffrey received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, where he examined the effects of femoroacetabular impingement on hip joint loading. Geoffrey examined the anatomical and functional characteristics associated with clinical symptoms of femoroacetabular impingement and determined which individuals were at greater risks of early osteoarthritis. Currently, Geoffrey continues to bridge orthopaedic biomechanics with musculoskeletal health by examining the effects of joint morphology, instability, implant options, surgical techniques and reconstruction parameters on joint function and mechanics.
Geoffrey's interdisciplinary approach and research have led to numerous awards, high impact papers, book chapters, and special invitations to international conferences. Geoffrey received a coveted 2019 New Investigator Recognition Award (Orthopaedic Research Society) and the prestigious 2018 Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons). He also received honours from the British Hip Society, British Orthopaedic Research Society, Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society, International Society of Biomechanics, and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research©.
Prof Ferdinando Rodriguez
Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena is Professor of Medical Robotics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College, where he leads the Mechatronics in Medicine (www.imperial.ac.uk/mechatronicsinmedicine). He is also the Mechanical Engineering Postgraduate Tutor, and the current Speaker for the Imperial College Robotics Forum (www.imperial.ac.uk/robotics). His current research interests lie in the application of mechatronic systems to medicine, in the specific areas of clinical training, diagnostics and surgical intervention. His team has a strong translational focus, while his work encompasses both “blue skies” research and “near-to-market” development.
Prof Rodriguez y Baena graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems Engineering from King’s College London in 2000 and gained a PhD in Medical Robotics from Imperial College in 2004. He was an Associate Editor for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, and he is the Chair of the Programme Committee for the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, the International Workshop on Medical Robotics and the Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery; he is also the Chair of the IET’s Communities Committee for Technical and Professional Networks, a Leverhulme Prize winner (engineering), a former ERC grant holder, and the coordinator of an €8.3M European project on robotic-assisted neurosurgical drug delivery (www.eden2020.eu). He has published over 150 papers and has secured in excess of £12M in research funding to date.
Mr Omar Sabri
Omar Sabri completed his Higher Surgical Training in Trauma & Orthopaedics on the Bristol Rotation in 2010. He specialises in trauma, pelvis and hip reconstruction including arthroplasty.
Omar undertook a highly sought after Trauma Fellowship in Nottingham in 2011 followed by an extremely popular and competitive Pelvic and Complex Lower Limb Arthroplasty Fellowship at St George’s Hospital and the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre in London where he gained valuable experience in complex lower limb reconstruction including bone and joint infection cases.He also spent time in New York City (Hospital for Special Surgery – New York) in 2008 where he had further exposure to Pelvic and Acetabular Surgery as well as complex arthroplasty.
Omar was appointed as a Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedics at Newcastle University Hospitals in in September 2012. He then moved back to London in 2015 where he now practices as an NHS and Private Consultant. His special interests are Hip and knee arthroplasty, Pelvic and Acetabular surgery, Robotic and Navigated hip and pelvic surgery and complex lower limb trauma. He practices at St George’s Hospital, SWLEOC, Parkside Hospital in Wimbledon and the Bupa Cromwell Hospital. Omar is also a senior lecturer at St George’s Medical School, University of London.
Omar has several peer reviewed publications and book chapters relating to both arthroplasty and pelvic reconstruction and is Principle Investigator on 3 NIHR clinical trial. Omar was recently nominated for the Royal College of Surgeons award for Innovation in Surgical Education for the introduction of VR Training into Orthopaedic Training in South West london. Omar is a reviewer for the BJJ.
Mr Nirav Shah
Mr Nirav Shah is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at several of Sussex’s most prominent hospitals: Goring Hall Hospital, Nuffield Health Brighton and the Western Sussex Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He trained at some of the country’s leading teaching institutes in the South East of London, before undertaking two fellowships for arthroplasty and revision surgery. Mr Shah then went on to complete an arthroplasty and revision fellowship organised by the Furlong Foundation, followed by a fellowship in complex trauma in Hannover, Germany.
Since qualifying in 1993 Mr Shah has gained a wealth of experience in the field of orthopaedics, enabling him to provide his patients with the latest techniques and the highest levels of care and expertise.
Mr Shah sub-specialises in conditions affecting the hip and knee. He has carried out more than 10,000 operations and is highly experienced in complex hip and knee replacement surgery, including hip and knee revisions. He has a particular interest in hip and knee arthroscopy for hip impingement and early arthritis. Currently he is the only orthopaedic surgeon employed by the Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to perform hip arthroscopy.
Mr Shah has lectured both nationally and internationally on orthopaedics and is actively involved in research within the field. He has authored a number of books and regularly has papers published in peer review journals such as the prestigious Bone and Joint Journal (BJJ). He is also a reviewer for the BJJ.
Mr Shah has taught and examined at a number of prominent medical schools, including Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ medical school as well as Brighton and Sussex Medical School. He was also an honorary senior lecturer at the University College London (UCL). He is currently a faculty member at Orthopaedic Research UK and the Royal College of Surgeons of England and an examiner for the FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics) examination.
Prof Ian Stockley
Ian Stockley graduated MB ChB from Sheffield University in 1979, undertook orthopaedic training in Sheffield, Manchester and Toronto Canada before being appointed as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with special responsibility for hip surgery at the Northern General Hospital in 1991. His basic surgical training was at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, FRCS (Eng) awarded in 1983.
Orthopaedic Higher Surgical training started in Sheffield the following year and a return across the Pennines came in 1987 when he was appointed as the Sir Harry Platt Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. He was subsequently awarded an MD for his thesis.
Interest in the management of bone loss and infection associated with failed hip and knee replacements and success in being a Sir John Charnley Fellow (1990) led to a one year fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at the Mount Sinai Hospital Toronto under Professor Allan Gross. Further fellowships have been undertaken in Holland, Austria and Germany.
Since appointment in 1991, he has pursued his interests in hip and knee Arthroplasty surgery both locally and nationally. His CV has over 100 publications, he is a Trustee of the Cavendish Hip Foundation, Past President of the British Hip Society, member of the International Hip Society, and Honorary Professor at Sheffield Hallam University.
Prof Hua Tian
Prof Tian is Chief of Orthopaedics at Peking University Third Hospital, specialising in hip and knee joint arthroplasty. His research interests include knee and hip implant design, polyethylene cross linking and cartilage repair, also patient satisfaction and rapid recovery. Prof Tian is an active member of Chinese Orthopaedic Association and the Chinese Society of Gerontology, Elderly Spine and Trauma Surgery. In the last few years, he has been invited to give presentations at meetings in Australia, Denmark, Hong Kong and Japan.
Dr Marius Valera
Dr. Marius Valera is a Spanish surgeon who works from the Hospital of Sant la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain. He graduated and has got his PhD in Medicine from the University of Barcelona. He is a noted member of the Catalan Orthopaedics Society, Spanish Orthopaedics Society and Spanish Hip Society.
Dr Valera’s special interests include adult hip reconstruction, hip conservative surgery in young patients and athletes pathology. He works as an Associated Professor at the University of Barcelona and was part of the design panel of the new JRI Orthopaedics acetabular ACE Cup.
Prof Michael Wagner
Prof. Michael Wagner is Head of the Endoprosthetic Centre for Maximum Care at the Nuremberg Clinic, Germany. His specialist interests include adult hip reconstruction, fracture treatment, as well as conservative surgery for younger high functioning patients.
Prof. Wagner is a well-regarded surgeon nationally and has held previous positions at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, a centre of excellence in the advancement of hip prosthesis.
Prof Xisheng Weng
Prof. Xisheng Weng, Chief Physician and Professor, is currently working as Ph.D Advisor and Vice Director of Surgery at Peking Union Medical College Hospital. He is on the Editorial Board of the Chinese Journal of Orthopedics and Editorial Director of the Chinese Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
Special interests include the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic diseases, particularly Scoliosis, clinical and science research of arthroplasty, especially in the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle.
Dr. Xisheng Weng completed the first bilateral primary hip arthroplasty for a Hemophilia patient in China. Prof Weng also performed the first surgery for early femoral necrosis by applying trabecular metal AVN reconstruction.
Dr. Xisheng Weng is highly experienced in treatment of complex arthroplasty revision and postoperative infection. As the Chinese Arthroplasty pioneer, he proposed many great theories regarding pathogenesis of joint disease, standardized diagnosis and treatment, surgical intervention and complications prevention, which paved the way to Chinese arthroplasty development.
Mr Johan Witt
Johan Witt is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at University College London Hospitals where he was appointed in 1995. He graduated from The Middlesex Hospital Medical School in London in 1983.
His orthopaedic training was in and around London with a year as a senior resident at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, USA. He did fellowships in Sydney and Bern. In Bern he had the opportunity to spend time with Prof. Reinhold Ganz who is responsible for developing our understanding of the concepts of mechanical damage to the hip joint and the techniques to address this, in particular surgery for femoroacetabular impingement and hip dysplasia.
In 1995 he was appointed as a Consultant at The Middlesex Hospital and University College Hospital – now University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Early on he was involved in the surgical treatment of bone and soft tissue tumours. Increasingly his focus has been directed towards techniques of hip preservation surgery, and he has worked to promote the understanding of the conditions suitable for these interventions. He now sees a very large number of patients from all over the country referred to UCLH for the management of their hip problems and specialises purely on disorders of the hip.
His specialist interest is in young adult hip surgery, in particular periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) for hip dysplasia, arthroscopic and open surgery for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). He has a large experience in total hip arthroplasty including in young adults and children. His research interests relate to outcome of minimally invasive periacetabular osteotomy, analysis of hip morphology using 3-D CT techniques with reference to FAI and hip dysplasia, longterm outcomes of ceramic hip bearings and minimally invasive total hip replacement using the direct anterior approach
Prof Yixin Zhou
Yixin Zhou is a medical consultant and deputy chief of Orthopaedics, Associate Professor, with special honours listed as follows: Science and Technology Nova supported by Beijing Nova Program, talented professional supported by Beijing Talented People Research Fund, Excellent Youth in Beijing Health System, and member of senior medical experts tank of Beijing.
Yixin's special interests are hip, knee and ankle joint disease; avascular necrosis of the femoral head; dysplasia of the hip; adult lower limb and foot deformities; joint replacement surgery and treatment of related complication.
His research interests include arthroplasty surgery; extensor mechanism function and complications of the patellofemoral joint after total knee replacement; fixation of the prosthesis and osteolysis after total hip arthroplasty; application of the bone graft in revision joint replacement; kinematics of the hip or the knee after total joint replacement; new navigation system developed for peri-acetabular osteotomy and total joint replacement.