Mr Ian Sharpe

BSc (Hons), FRCS (Tr Orth)


Mr Sharpe studied medicine at St Mary’s Hospital, London. During his medical school training he was awarded a Medical Research Council Scholarship and gained a 1st Class Honours BSc in aspects of Inflammation and Neoplasia. He qualified in 1991 and trained in orthopaedic surgery in the South West of England, during which time he was awarded a BOA Travelling Fellowship to Prague, and won several prizes for research and presentations. He obtained the Royal Surgical College’s Diploma in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery (FRCS TR&Orth) in 2001. He undertook Fellowships in Childrens orthopaedic surgery in Sydney and a Foot and ankle and trauma Fellowship in Seattle, He established the Foot and Ankle unit at PEOC in 2003, and is now Lead Clinician for the Unit.


  • One clinic weekly - either Monday, Tuesday or Thursday


Current posts

  • Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital
  • Clinical Director of Orthopaedic Unit, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
  • Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon and Lead Clinician for Trauma - Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust


Other interests

Mr Sharpe specialises in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery – including hallux valgus(bunion) correction, rheumatoid foot reconstruction, lesser toe deformity, arthroscopic ankle and foot surgery, and has particular expertise in the reconstruction of complex lower limb and foot and ankle injuries. He has a particular interest in ankle replacement surgery – both primary and revision surgery.

His practice in the private and NHS sector is now solely with problems of the foot and ankle.  He works closely with the physiotherapy department, podiatrists and orthotists to provide a comprehensive, holistic service of care for a broad spectrum of foot and ankle disorders tailored to each patients needs.

Personal interests

Triathlons – Olympic and Half-Ironman distances and road cycling.

Member of

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Fellow of British Orthopaedic Association
  • Fellow of British Foot and Ankle Society
  • British Medical Association


Ankle replacement surgery – primary and revision surgery


Mr Ian Sharpe works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA

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

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

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