Professor (Thomas) Duncan Tennent


FRCS(Orth), MAcadMedEd, FAANA, BSc(Hons)

GMC number: 3615450

Practising since: 1992


Orthopaedic surgery

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Professor Duncan Tennent qualified from St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in 1992. After training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, he spent a year on an arthroscopic fellowship in Virginia, U.S.

Professor Tennent was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at St. George’s Hospital, London in 2003. He was appointed as an Honorary Reader in Orthopaedic Education at the medical school in 2015 and as Professor in 2018. Professor Tennent is also the Director of Medical Education at the SWLEOC Orthopaedic Education Centre.

His particular interests are arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and elbow and he also spends much of his time on complex reconstructions of both joints following trauma. He has written a textbook on arthroscopic surgery as well as published a number of scientific articles on the subject and holds the patent for a revolutionary arthroscopic technique for reconstruction of the Acromioclavicular Joint – The Tightrope Technique.

Professor Tennent lectures both nationally and internationally on shoulder and arthroscopic surgery and teaches undergraduate and postgraduate surgery at St. George’s Hospital. He was the chair of the Board of Surgical Education at the Medical School and the Academic lead for the USMLE (American Medical Exam) as well as undergraduate orthopaedics. He is an examiner for FRCS (Orth) and undergraduate medical finals (MBBS). He runs the Surgical Approaches to the Shoulder and Elbow Course at St. George’s Hospital with Mr Pearse and Mr Arnander. Professor Tennent is also the past Chair of the Education Committee and Treasurer of the British Shoulder & Elbow Society and Council member and Trustee of the British Orthopaedic Association.

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Special interests

Shoulder dislocation, rotator cuff tears, Shoulder arthritis, Acromioclavicular joint, Frozen shoulder.

Personal interests

Running, skiing and looking after 2 retired greyhounds.

Treatments and tests offered by Professor (Thomas) Duncan Tennent at Nuffield Health

  • Shoulder surgery (rotator cuff repair)
  • Shoulder decompression - keyhole surgery
  • Elbow surgery
  • Shoulder Manipulation
  • Cartilage reconstruction
  • Shoulder Stabilisation
  • Tennis elbow release

Locations Professor (Thomas) Duncan Tennent works with

Related experience


Extensive publications in shoulder surgery and education, 2 patents held and multiple novel operations described


  • BESS
  • BOA
  • AANA

Other posts held

  • St George's Hospital

Insurers Professor (Thomas) Duncan Tennent works with

Professor (Thomas) Duncan Tennent works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aetna
  • AIG Direct
  • Allianz
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa Global
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • Cigna International
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Healix
  • Healix Healthcare
  • HealthFund
  • Health-on-Line
  • HMCA
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • Police Mutual
  • SAGA
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Standard Life
  • The Exeter Friendly
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


Professor (Thomas) Duncan Tennent does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor (Thomas) Duncan Tennent does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

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