Biography

Alan Norrish started his medical education at the University of London in 1991 where he completed the 1st two years of medical school and took a third year to complete further studies in Pharmacology, for which he was awarded a 1st class BSc degree.  He was also awarded a scholarship to transfer to Cambridge University to enter the MB PhD program.  This was a further five years of study and he was awarded the medical degrees of MB BChir, where he gained a distinction and the doctorate PhD for his research into resistance to infection and gene therapy.

Having qualified as junior doctor he pursued a career in surgery, rotating through a number of different disciplines over the following three years: general surgery, vascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery and trauma and orthopaedic surgery in the Cambridge area.  In 2002 he became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of both Glasgow and Edinburgh and he started to specialise in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery and joined the East of England regional training program rotating through King’s Lynn, Ipswich, Norwich and Bury St Edmunds.

Alan Norrish also has an interest in Medical Ethics and the Law.  He was awarded a Master of Laws (LLM) degree, with distinction, in legal aspects of medical practice from Cardiff University in 2007.  He regularly acts as an expert witness for the courts.

Alan Norrish qualified as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in 2007 and has practiced as a consultant since then, performing over 4000 operations.  He has a strong interest in charity work and since 2005 has spent 4 years doing full-time charity work in Malawi, Zambia, the Middle East and Afghanistan.  He makes regular trips to these areas to help train local surgeons.

Alan Norrish has a subspeciality interest in lower limb (hip and knee) surgery.  He has had subspecialty training in sports knee surgery such as ligament reconstruction and meniscus surgery as well as adult reconstructive surgery such as hip and knee replacement surgery.  Another significant area of his practice is in limb reconstruction after trauma or deformity and also the management of orthopaedic infections.  He has significant experience in managing complex trauma and patients with multiple injuries.

Alan Norrish moved back to Cambridge in 2010 and was appointed as a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where he performs the full range of elective sports knee surgery, hip and knee replacement surgery as well as complex trauma surgery on the lower limb.  He continues to do research into these areas and to date has over 60 publications and presentations to learned bodies.

Membership of Professional Bodies

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
Member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
Member of the British Trauma Society
Member of the British Association of Surgery for the Knee
Member of the British Medical Association
Member of British Association of Orthopaedic Trainees
Member of World Orthopaedic Concern
Member of AOTrauma International

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