Many of our consultants have national and international reputations. This is reflected in the complexity of the cases performed. The Unit is a tertiary referral centre for many complex shoulder and elbow problems and we employ a number of cutting edge technologies in the realms of adult reconstruction and trauma care.
CONSULTANT ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS
Mr Marius Espag
MB ChB, MRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Marius Espag joined the Upper Limb team as a Consultant in April 2008. As part of his training he spent time in the Upper Limb Units of both Derby and Nottingham. He completed a six month Shoulder Fellowship with Dr Joe De Beer in Cape Town gaining experience in shoulder arthroplasty and instability in contact sport athletes. He also spent six months with Mr Brian Holdworth gaining experience in complex elbow trauma and arthroplasty. As a shoulder and elbow surgeon he deals with all conditions but his main interests are in Primary and Revision Elbow and Shoulder Arthroplasty.
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NHS secretary: 01332 787572
Mr David Clark
MB ChB, BMed Sci, FRCS, FRCS (T & Orth)
David Clark has been a Consultant at the Royal Derby Hospital for fifteen years and is currently the lead clinician for Trauma and Orthopaedics. He has a specialist interest in complex upper limb surgery and a more general trauma commitment. In 2014 he was elected as a trustee of the British Orthopaedic Association Council. He has been Chairman of the British Orthopaedic Directors Society from 2012-4 and is Secretary Elect of the British Elbow & Shoulder Society.
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NHS secretary: 01332 783061
Mr Tim Cresswell
BM, FRCS Ed (Tr & Orth), Dip Orth Eng
Tim Cresswell was appointed as a Consultant in Derby in 2006 after training in Sheffield. He did specialist training in elbows with David Stanley in Sheffield and then was able to do fellowships with Dr. Joe de Beer in Cape Town, with the Pulvertaft Hand Centre in Derby and with Dr. Hill Hastings II in Indianapolis in the USA as the AO trauma fellow. In addition to his work in Derby Shoulder & Elbow Unit, Tim works in the Pulvertaft Hand Unit allowing him to care for the whole upper limb.
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NHS secretary: 01332 787560
Mr Amol Tambe
MBBS, MS (Orth), FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Amol Tambe was appointed as a consultant at the Royal Derby Teaching Hospitals in 2010. Prior to joining the team here, he spent a year as a specialist fellow in the Wrightington Upper Limb Unit. He has also spent time at the MGH Boston, USA and in various centres in Europe and UK as a visiting shoulder fellow (awarded by the British Elbow & Shoulder Society). He performs all types of shoulder & elbow surgery and has a special interest in shoulder trauma reconstruction. He was appointed Honorary Associate Professor by the University of Nottingham in 2014 in recognition of his teaching and research commitments.
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NHS secretary: 01332 783066
UPPER LIMB PHYSIOTHERAPISTS
Upper Limb Consultant Physiotherapist
BSc (Hons) MSc MCSP IP
Marcus qualified from the University of Manchester in 2001. He completed a post-graduate MSc at the University of Nottingham in 2011 and has trained as an Independent Non-Medical Prescriber. He lectures nationally & internationally and in 2018 was awarded the British Elbow & Shoulder Society’s Copeland Fellowship. In 2020 he started an NIHR Doctoral Fellowship to research optimised physiotherapy for Tennis Elbow.
Arthroplasty Specialist Physiotherapist
BSc (Hons) MSc MCSP
Marie qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2000 and subsequently completed a post-graduate MSc at the University of Nottingham in 2014. She has worked as an arthroplasty specialist since 2013. She is currently researching the outcomes of Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Elbow Replacements. In 2018 she was awarded the Calvert Endeavour Prize by the British Elbow & Shoulder Society.
Upper Limb Physiotherapy Practitioner
BSc (Hons) MCSP
Lisa qualified from the University of Bradford in 2003 and has specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy since 2005. She joined DSU in 2018 with an special interest in shoulder soft tissue injuries. Lisa will be managing all of our patients undergoing rotator cuff and shoulder stabilisation surgery. In 2019 she was awarded the AHP Travelling Fellowship by the British Elbow & Shoulder Society.
Upper Limb Physiotherapy Practitioner
BSc MSc MCSP
Katie qualified in 2012 from the University of Birmingham, having studied Physiotherapy as a pre-registration Masters. Prior to this, she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Derby. Katie specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy in 2014 with a special interest in shoulders.
Dr Chris Fang
Chris Fang graduated from Cambridge University and completed his radiology training in Oxford where he trained in musculoskeletal imaging at the nationally and internationally renowned Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.
He has been a practising NHS consultant since 2007. Outside his NHS practice, he has, over the last few years, worked as a radiologist to sports professionals from football league clubs in the East Midlands and County Cricket Clubs together with athletes competing at Olympic level.
Dr Fang has lectured on areas of musculoskeletal imaging at national meetings and is a tutor on ‘Hands on’ Ultrasound Courses. He is an active peer reviewer and has authored book chapters, reviews and original publications in the field of musculoskeletal imaging.
UPPER LIMB FELLOWS
MBBS, MRCS, MS, FRCS
Anuj graduated from Delhi University in 2000. He moved to the UK and worked as an SHO before joining the Oswestry & Stoke training programme in orthopaedic surgery. In 2015 he passed the FRCS examination and was awarded the Gold Medal for the highest score in the country! He has published work on a wide range of orthopaedic topics.
Edward Ibrahim – Zimmer Biomet Fellow
MBBS, BSc (Hons), FRCS (Tr&Orth), MEd, DIC
Edward graduated from University College London Medical School, having completed an intercalated degree in orthopaedic science at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. After basic surgical training in the Oxford School of Surgery he moved back to London to complete higher orthopaedic training on the North-West Thames (Imperial College) rotation. His specialist interest is upper limb surgery and he has several publications and international presentations in this field. He holds a master’s degree in surgical education from Imperial College, with a particular interest in workplace learning. He was appointed as trainee representative to the British Elbow & Shoulder Society education committee in 2016.
MBBS, MRCS, FRCS(Tr&Orth)
Pradeep graduated as Batchelor of Medicine and Surgery from India. After completing his basic surgical training in Mersey Deanery, he did his higher surgical training in Trauma and Orthopaedics at Stoke-on-Trent. He passed his FRCS(Tr&Orth) exam in 2017. He has developed special interest in upper limb surgery during his training. He has several national and international presentations.
OUR SPECIALIST REGISTRARS
BMBS BMedSci PhD MRCS AFHEA
Tim graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2006. He has undertaken basic and higher surgical training in the region. He completed his PhD at the University of Nottingham in orthopaedic trauma. He has a sub-specialty interest in upper limb trauma and has published original research and a number of book chapters in this area. He is an award winning undergraduate teacher with a very successful online course, ‘Learn Orthopaedics’, and is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.