Mr Colin Nnadi



GMC number: 4744416

Practising since: 1989


Orthopaedic surgery

Consultation times

  • Wednesdays 08:30 - 11:30
  • Wednesdays 17:30 - 20:00
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Mr Nnadi was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2008. He completed training in Orthopaedic Surgery on the Wessex rotation UK. He was awarded the FRCS (Orth) in 2006. He undertook Spine fellowship training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore London and the Norfolk & Norwich University Teaching Hospital. He was Locum Consultant Spine Surgeon at the Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham before taking up his present post in Oxford. He is currently Lead Clinician for the Oxford Spine Unit.

Mr Nnadi has a special interest in Paediatric and Adult deformity in addition to General spinal conditions.

He is ex-Chair of the Research Committee of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons. His research interests are in Paediatric Spinal deformity. Mr Nnadi set up the first Spine Registry in the UK (Spine Tango). Mr Nnadi is on the editorial board of the European Spine Journal. He is a reviewer for the European Spine Journal (ESJ) and the Bone and Joint Journal (BJJ). He is an Expert Medical Technology Adviser to NICE. He also served on the NICE VTE Guidelines Committee (2016-2018). Mr Nnadi is currently Chair-elect of the International Growing Spine Committee and Paediatric Medical Device Taskforce member for the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS).

Special interests

  • Spinal surgery
  • Back pain/Sciatica/Stenosis
  • Paediatric spinal deformity
  • Adult spinal deformity
  • Spinal trauma
  • Spinal metastases
  • Spinal infections
  • Degenerative spinal conditions
  • Medico-legal work

Personal interests

Guitar, Tennis, Football

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Colin Nnadi at Nuffield Health

  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Correction of scoliosis
  • Spinal (lumbar) Decompression
  • Epidural injection for pain relief
  • Spinal fusion surgery

Locations Mr Colin Nnadi works with

Related experience


Mr Nnadi was Chief Investigator for the UK multi-centre Magnetic Growth rods trial in Early Onset Scoliosis and UK Chief Investigator for the pan-European K-Spine Study on Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.

Mr Nnadi has published papers on Paediatric and Adult spinal deformity in peer reviewed journals and written chapters in textbooks. He has published a book on Early Onset Scoliosis which is sold worldwide (2015). Mr Nnadi’s work on a ‘Cost analysis of MAGEC rods’ was used as a template for the NICE economic appraisal of non-invasive growing rod treatment in Early Onset Scoliosis.


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
  • Member of British Orthopaedic Association
  • Member of British Association of Spine Surgeons
  • Member of Scoliosis Research Society
  • Member of Spine Society of Europe
  • Member of British Scoliosis Society

Other posts held

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Insurers Mr Colin Nnadi works with

Mr Colin Nnadi works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


Mr Colin Nnadi does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Colin Nnadi does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Colin Nnadi does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.