Professor David Deehan



GMC number: 3331028

Practising since: 1989


Orthopaedic surgery

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  • Monday 17:30 - 20:00
  • Thursday 17:00 - 20:00
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David Deehan has been a full time NHS consultant lower limb reconstruction surgeon at Newcastle Hospitals Trust since 2000. He completed fellowships in Germany, the US and Australia. He is in the top 10% for revision arthroplasty of the knee by volume in the UK and continues to deliver a tertiary referral complex knee practice. He co-founded the Newcastle Surgical Training Centre in 2007, led the team to deliver the first robotic total knee replacement in the NE and has a strong interest in advanced soft tissue reconstruction of the knee. Appointed a personal chair in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2009 he has led the academic department since 2013 overseeing the NE NIHR orthopaedic programme.

Professor Deehan has co authored over 200 peer reviewed articles, several book chapters and given many national and international talks reflecting his interest in molecular biology, mechanics and patient outcomes. He has secured both large infrastructure and basic science research grants. Clinical interests include primary and revision arthroplasty, soft tissue reconstruction and robotic surgery of the knee. His clinical philosophy is to marry basic science with new technology with a view to improving patient outcomes from surgical intervention. 

Treatments and tests offered by Professor David Deehan at Nuffield Health

  • Knee replacement revision
  • Knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Chondroplasty
  • Hip revision
  • Subtalar fusion
  • Meniscectomy for meniscus tear
  • PCL reconstruction
  • Hip replacement
  • Osteotomy
  • Arthroscopy
  • Subtalar arthroscopy
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
  • Tibial osteotomy
  • Patellofemoral joint replacement
  • Patella stabilisation
  • Trauma reconstruction
  • Hallux Valgus Surgery
  • Arthroplasty

Locations Professor David Deehan works with

Related experience


  • Fellow in Knee Surgery NSOSM, Sydney
  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons

Other posts held

  • Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


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

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

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