Andrew D. Toms. MB, ChB, FRCS (Ed), MSc, FRCS (Tr&Orth). Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Exeter Knee Reconstruction Unit, Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, Exeter, United Kingdom.
Andrew Toms studied Medicine at Birmingham University, where he was awarded the Sir John Lewis prize for medicine. He started his Orthopaedic and Trauma training immediately at the Birmingham Accident Hospital and followed this through with a year's basic surgical training rotation under the Professor of Orthopaedics, Auckland, New Zealand. He completed higher surgical training on the Stoke/Oswestry Orthopaedic training rotation and during this period completed a research degree in Engineering from Cardiff University, focusing on revision knee replacement. He was subsequently awarded a Smith & Nephew research award in 2003, as well as the British Association of Surgery of the Knee Educational Travel award, the Cutner award from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the British Orthopaedic Association award and the Charnley Trust Foundation award the following year. He completed the Adult Reconstruction Fellowship in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia, where he spent a year operating, skiing, sailing and chasing his three young children.
Andrew now specialises in surgery of the knee, particularly complex primary total knee replacement, revision knee surgery and knee trauma. He is currently on the BASK research board and ODEP for knees, as well as Honorary Senior Research Fellow for the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath and Honorary Senior Lecturer for the College of Medicine at the University of Exeter. Major research interests include pain post TKR, periprosthetic joint infection and functional outcome assessments. The Exeter knee reconstruction unit collaborates as part of NIHR trials and European multicentre studies in these key areas.
Life in Devon outside work is a hectic mix of watersports, rugby coaching and taxi driving!
Andrew Toms is an author of two Feature Articles in the June issue of Bone & Joint 360:
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