Paediatric Fellowship

Want to work with a dynamic, forward-thinking, inclusive, diverse and (pretty) cool group of people? Want to learn everything you need to know to become a confident, independent paediatric orthopaedic consultant surgeon? Want to have so much fun every day that you look forward to coming to work every day? Then this is the fellowship for you! Our paediatric fellowship (the first fellowship to be ever set up at the Royal London – in 2010) is associated with an extremely strong track record of high achievement, clinical and research output and attainment of top-tier substantive posts in teaching hospitals in the UK and globally. 

 The fellowship was set up and is supervised by Manoj Ramachandran, Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon/Honorary Professor but the fellows will work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary way with the entire paediatric orthopaedic consultant faculty and the wider allied health professional team. 

The consultant faculty members have a diverse set of skills and teaching styles, with expertise and achievements spanning all elements of clinical practice, education, research and innovation. 


What will you do as a fellow?

There are two paediatric fellowships available, each for 12 months, with one more focused towards elective practice and the second towards trauma (with the fellow spending 6 months in each). The fellowships are entirely based at the Royal London Hospital, the central hub of the Central, East and North East London network. 

 The fellowships give broad exposure to all aspects of paediatric orthopaedic surgery with a strong focus on the lower limb, trauma, neuromuscular disorders, deformity, hip preservation and sports. The fellows will be deeply involved in specialist clinics in neonatal hip dysplasia, clubfoot, neuromuscular disorders, deformity and sports. As the busiest trauma centre in the UK, exposure to all aspects of paediatric trauma is integrated into the fellowships. 

 The Fellow is responsible for the day-to-day running, scheduling and technical aspects of all areas of paediatric orthopaedic and trauma surgery in preparation for becoming a fully independent paediatric orthopaedic consultant.  


This is a competitive post. Both UK and international applicants are welcome.  Applicants require full GMC registration and should have completed their higher orthopaedic training programme. 

Successful candidates will deal with the day to day running of the paediatric orthopaedic firm and will be expected to be able to operate on complex elective orthopaedic cases as well as complex trauma cases. There will often be overlap with the adult trauma team for polytrauma and transitional/adolescent patients.  

Fellows should have a background of finishing and publishing research, completing QI projects and enjoying teaching and mentoring more junior members of the wider paediatric orthopaedic team. They should be prepared to work up specific research and audit projects for publication and presentation at international conferences in close collaboration with the research active members of the consultant faculty. 

P.S. if you have a great sense of humour combined with the desire to get stuck in, work hard and learn at speed, you will fit in well into the team! 


Faculty Claudia Maizen, Paulien Bijlsma, Gregory Firth and Dimitrios Manoukian

Duration 12 months total

Fellowship positions 2

Salary NHS post-CCT fellow salary with London weighting; additional paid lists if desired

On-call commitment 1:10 (senior registrar tier)

Clinics per week 1-2

Operating sessions per week 3-4

Informal enquiries Mr Ramachandran