Professor Roger Atkins

Medical qualifications:

MA, MB BS, DM, FRCS

GMC number:

2440978

Year of qualification:

1978

Contact details:

01179 829868 (Secretary)
01179 872727
01179 254909

Specialities:

Orthopaedics

Clinics:

Weekly Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 18:00 - 20:00

Member of:

  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • British Medical Association
  • British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • British Limb Reconstruction Society
  • British Orthopaedic Research Society

Profile:

Professor Atkins is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with more than thirty years’ experience, qualifying from Oxford University and Guys Hospital Medical School in 1978, since when he has practiced in London, Sheffield, Oxford and Bristol.

He also lectures, is well published (over 100 publications in refereed journals), provides training and supervision, engages in research, undertakes Medico-Legal work, and holds membership to a number of leading Medical Associations. He also holds a number of patents, is a frequently invited guest speaker, whilst organizing and addressing a number of annual courses including two in Bristol, and one in Switzerland based around his particular field of expertise

The Professor will, whenever and wherever possible, bring unique and innovative surgical solutions to otherwise seemingly insurmountable problems in an effort to significantly improve patient outcomes.

Research:

Professor Atkins is currently involved in a number of projects having raised  many millions of pounds in grants for research during recent years, and presently employs a team of researchers, with his current interests including:

  • Non-union of fracture and its treatment
  • Limb deformity and correction
  • Bone infection
  • Foot and ankle surgery, including calcaneal, talus and pilon fractures
  • Disability following injury
  • Limb reconstruction surgery
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Biology of bone and fracture healing
  • Robotically assisted fracture surgery

Other interests:

The Professor also currently holds the following additional appointments:

  • Examiner Intercollegiate Specialty Board in Orthopaedic Surgery.
  • Voting member editorial board Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Personal interests:

Whenever possible the Professor likes to spend time with his wife and three daughters, and with them in the winter he likes to ski, in summer he will sail. He has previously been a keen tennis player, and enjoys both theatre and opera.

Current posts:

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Brunel Hospital, Southmead

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