Mr Mark Emerton

BM BCh, MA (Oxon), FRCS (Orth)

  • Specialities Orthopaedics
  • Telephone 01133 882 067
  • Year of first qualification 1988
  • Email
  • Languages spoken


  • GMC Number 3300916
  • Fax 0113 301 0245


Mark Emerton is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon working at Leeds Teaching Hospitals in the Chapel Allerton Orthopaedic centre. He trained at Oxford University Medical School qualifying in 1988. Following basic surgical training he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (London) in 1992.

Specialist orthopaedic training was at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford where he was University Clinical Lecturer for 6 years including 2 years of specialist training in hip and knee surgery with Professor David Murray, Mr Peter McLardy-Smith and Mr Chris Dodds.

He was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, with a special interest in hip and knee surgery including arthroscopy, at the Leeds General Infirmary in July 1999. Since becoming a consultant in Leeds he has spent 3 years as Clinical Director leading the development and opening of the new elective orthopaedic centre at Chapel Allerton Hospital.

He was the national clinical lead for hip and knee surgery at the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement until March 2007 and is now working with the Productive Theatres team at the Institute He is also a member of the faculty developing a programme at the NHS Institute to make patient safety a key driving force for improvement in NHS services.

He is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association’s Professional Practice committee which develops guidance and support for the maintenance of best clinical practice.

Mark Emerton’s clinical practice is solely elective hip and knee surgery and he is responsible for more than 400 hip and knee replacements every year.

Mr Emerton specialises in the following treatments, tests and scans at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital:


  • Weekly Monday evening
  • Alternate Thursday PM


Current posts

  • Consultant Hip and Knee Surgeon, Chapel Allerton Orthopaedic Centre, Leeds Teaching Hospitals
  • Honorary Clinical Lecturer Leeds University

Member of

  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Orthopaedic Research Society
  • British Hip Society


Research interests include outcomes in joint replacement, early mobilisation in joint replacement in which he has written many publications.


Mr Mark Emerton works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)

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

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

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