Mr David Townshend

MB BS, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

  • Specialities Orthopaedics, Joint replacement, Key Hole Surgery
  • Telephone 0191 2816 131
  • Year of first qualification 1997
  • Email
  • Languages spoken


  • GMC Number 4408846
  • Fax 0191 2811 379


Mr Townshend undertook higher surgical training in the Northern Deanery and a specialist fellowship in Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgery at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. He was appointed to the Northumbria NHS Healthcare Trust in 2010.


  • Every Friday 9:30 - 12:30


Current posts

  • Associate Master Instructor, Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Joint Specialty Lead Orthopaedics, NENC Clinical Research Network


Other interests

Foot and Ankle Deformity

Arthritis (incl Arthroscopic ankle fusion, ankle replacement)

Forefoot surgery incl hallux valgus/bunion

Sports Foot and Ankle disorders

Personal interests

Family and outdoor sports

Member of

  • British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • British Orthopaedic Association


Mr Townshend has published papers in a number of peer reviewed journals. His research interests include ankle replacement, arthroscopic ankle fusion, lesser toe correction and thromboprophylaxis in foot and ankle surgery. He was awarded the Northern Deanery Kreibich Prize for research during registrar training.


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

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

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