Mr Sebastian Dawson-Bowling

MA, MSc, LLM, FRCS(Tr& Orth)

  • Specialities Orthopaedics, Joint replacement, Key Hole Surgery, Musculoskeletal
  • Telephone 01273 627 007 (Brighton enquiries)
  • Year of first qualification 2000
  • Email
  • Languages spoken

    English and German

  • GMC Number 4736143
  • Fax 01273 627003


Undergraduate training:

Magdalene College, University of Cambridge (1993-6)

Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Medical School, London (1997-2000)

Postgraduate experience:

Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospitals Basic Surgical Training Rotation 2001-4

South East Thames Orthopaedic Rotation 2005-2011.

In 2010 Mr Dawson-Bowling spent a period of time training with the internationally renowned hip and knee specialist Paul Pellicci at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. This was followed in 2011-12 by fellowship training in hip and knee surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, and Buckinghamshire Hospitals.

From 2012-13 he was employed as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at St. George’s Hospital, London and the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre. In 2013 he was appointed to his present substantive consultant employment with Barts Health NHS Trust, the large London teaching hospital trust where he undertakes his NHS practice.

Medical law:

In 2008 Mr Dawson-Bowling graduated from Cardiff University Law School having undertaken a part-time Masters degree in medical law (LLM), completing a thesis on Medical Negligence and Informed Consent to treatment. Subsequent to this he has published both a book chapter and journal articles in this area, and offers medicolegal services in both London and Brighton.

Mr Dawson-Bowling specialises in:


  • By arrangement


Current posts

  • Royal London Hospital
  • Newham University Hospital
  • Barts Health NHS Trust


Other interests

  • First time and revision (redo) hip and knee replacement
  • Partial knee replacement (unicompartmental and patellofemoral)
  • Knee arthroscopy (keyhole surgery)
  • Accelerated recovery following orthopaedic surgery
  • Medical law

Personal interests

Mr Dawson-Bowling is married with two young children and lives in Hove. His favourite pastimes outside work centre largely around spending time with his family, often along Brighton seafront.

A former Cambridge University and GB oarsman, he also continues to maintain an active interest in exercise and training. In addition to this he has a keen interest in classical music, and enjoys singing, playing the harpsichord and conducting. In 2001 he founded his own baroque orchestra in London.

Member of

  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Hip Society
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee


Mr Dawson-Bowling maintains an active interest in both clinical research and publishing. He completed an MSc degree based on his laboratory research into uncemented hip resurfacing implants. He has presented his work at over 30 national and international meetings, and has 13 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

His current clinical research interests include the development of accelerated recovery pathways for patients undergoing joint replacement surgery. In April 2014 he was the lead author on a paper in the journal Hip International entitled ‘A multidisciplinary enhanced recovery programme allows discharge within 2 days of total hip replacement; three- to five-year results of 100 patients’.

He has contributed book chapters on orthopaedics, trauma and medical law to various volumes published by Oxford University Press and PasTest publishing. In addition, he has himself produced 3 orthopaedic textbooks as lead author/lead editor:

  1. Dawson-Bowling S., McNamara I., Ollivere B., Orthopaedic Basic and Clinical Science for the Postgraduate Examination: Diagrams and Vivas, ORUK publishing, August 2014
  2. Eds. Dawson-Bowling S., Achan P., Ramachandran M., Briggs T., Orthopaedic Trauma - the Stanmore and Royal London Guide, publisher Taylor and Francis, September 2014
  3. Dawson-Bowling S., McNamara I., Ollivere B., Orthopaedic Basic Science for the Postgraduate Examination: Practice MCQs and EMQs, ORUK publishing, 2012


Mr Sebastian Dawson-Bowling works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA

Mr Sebastian Dawson-Bowling does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Sebastian Dawson-Bowling does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Sebastian Dawson-Bowling does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.