Professor Ali Noorani



GMC number: 4744272

Practising since: 2011


Orthopaedic surgery

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Qualifying from the Imperial College School of Medicine (London) in 2000, Professor Noorani completed his orthopaedic and trauma training on the Royal London Hospital rotation together with 16 months’ training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore with the Shoulder and Elbow Service and the Peripheral Nerve Injury Unit. He undertook further specialist fellowship training in shoulder, elbow and upper limb surgery at the Upper Limb fellowship programme at The Royal Liverpool Hospital. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS Trauma & Orth) in 2009.

Professor Noorani works at St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospital, a tertiary referral centre for complex upper limb patients and the biggest trauma centre in Europe. 

Professor Noorani sees a multidisciplinary approach as the best way to treat patients upper limb problems. Adopting a holistic, patient-centric approach, only 20% of his patients will actually go on to have surgery. When surgery is required, he uses his expertise in minimally invasive techniques to get his patients back to normal as soon as possible. 

He won the coveted Annual British Shoulder and Elbow Society Fellowship in 2010 and the British Orthopaedic Association Fellowship in 2011. He used these fellowships to gain further valuable insight into upper limb and trauma surgery including training widely in the US including at Harvard University, the Mayo Clinic, Columbia University, and the Rothman Institute. He was also awarded an AO trauma fellowship to Salzburg.

Special interests

  • Hand
  • Shoulder & elbow
  • Sport surgery

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Ali Noorani at Nuffield Health

  • Shoulder surgery (rotator cuff repair)
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment (PRP)
  • Shoulder decompression - keyhole surgery
  • Chondroplasty
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Shoulder Manipulation
  • Shoulder Stabilisation
  • Dupuytren's fasciectomy
  • Tennis elbow release
  • Osteotomy
  • Upper Limb Fractures and Injuries
  • Cartilage resurfacing
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Joint resurfacing
  • Hand surgery
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Elbow surgery
  • Cartilage reconstruction
  • Trapeziectomy
  • Bilateral Tenotomy
  • Cubital tunnel release

Locations Professor Ali Noorani works with

Related experience


Research currently being written for publication:
Prospective 2 year follow up of non-operative treatment for patients with atraumatic shoulder instability

Douglas T, Jaggi A, Noorani A, Lambert S

Demographic differences between structural and non-structural (muscle patterning) instability

Noorani A, Malone A, Jaggi A, Lambert S, Bayley I

Long PHILOS plate Osteosynthesis of Complex Proximal Humerus Fractures

Malal J, Noorani A, Mayne A, Smith M, Kent M, Guisasola I, Brownson P

Acromion Reconstruction using Iliac Crest Autograft following Acromionectomy: Long-term outcome in seven patients.

Wharton D, Noorani A, Malal J, Brownson P

Salvage of Failed Upper Limb Arthroplasty with a Linked Shoulder and Elbow Replacement.

Noorani A, Lambert S

Mechanics of Rotator Cuff Disease: Does Size Matter?

Al-Hakim W, Noorani A, Lambert S

Research in Data Analysis Phase

Patterns of Dynamic EMG in normal shoulders

Jaggi A, Noorani A, Cowan J, Lambert S

Prospective blinded comparison of surface versus wire electromyographic analysis of muscle recruitment in shoulders.

Jaggi A, Noorani A, Cowan J, Bayley I, Lambert S

Research in Data Collection Phase

A Double Blind Randomised Controlled Trial on the clinical effectiveness of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) on Patients undergoing Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression.

As a Principal Investigator I have designed all aspects of this trail and approved funding and ethics. The trial will recruit from March 2013.

Scapula Body fractures and the effect on Rotator Cuff Function

eGFR as a predictor for Mortality and Length of Stay in patients with Neck of Femur Fractures

Research in Trial Design Phase

A Multi Centre Double Blind Randomised Controlled Trial on the clinical effectiveness of Arthroscopic Release vs Arthroscopic Release combined with Subacromial Decompression in patients with Frozen Shoulder.

A Multi Centre Double Blind Randomised Controlled Trial comparing Hemiarthroplasty and Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Four Part Proximal Humerus Fractures in the Elderly


  • Royal London Orthopaedic and Trauma Society
  • Barts Orthopaedic Fund
  • European Society for Shoulder and Elbow Rehabilitation (EUSSER)
  • British Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Medical Association
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • Independent Doctors Federation

Other posts held

  • Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, Barts NHS Trust

Insurers Professor Ali Noorani works with

Professor Ali Noorani works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Cigna International


Professor Ali Noorani has the following interest in this hospital/ another Nuffield Health hospital or the company:

Professor Noorani has less than 1% share holding in Harley Street Specialist Hospital.

Professor Ali Noorani does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Ali Noorani does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.