Upper Limb Fellowship

The upper limb service at Barts works across our three sites, The Royal London Hospital, Barts Health Orthopaedic Centre and Whipps Cross University Hospital.  We are the busiest Level-1 trauma facility in Europe.  We treat large volumes of multiply injured patients, with high-energy orthopaedic injuries, many with complex upper limb trauma.  We deliver a busy sports and reconstructive upper limb service that is expanding year on year as the local population grows. We have two fellowship positions.


What will you do as a fellow?

The two fellows alternate on a weekly basis between upper limb elective and trauma services covering each others leave and maximizing the opportunity for personal development & training. There will be the opportunity to participate in supervised operating lists, lists in parallel rooms and independent upper limb surgery in appropriately selected cases. The fellowship will provide increasing autonomy and independence as a candidate develops over time.

The post is supervised by Mr Livio DiMascio but time is spent with all upper limb consultants from all three sites  to maximise development and scope of practice. The fellowship therefore provides a wide diversity of teaching styles and expertise, with exposure to all areas of elective and traumatic shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand surgery provided.

The on-call commitment is consultant/attending grade, with support as required, at Whipps Cross University Hospital. This provides fellows with senior decision-making opportunity in the emergency setting to maximise opportunities for securing onward employment.


These are competitive posts.  UK and international applicants are welcome.  Applicants require full GMC registration and are required to have completed their higher orthopaedic training programme.  Successful candidates may be trauma enthusiasts or those with a desire to develop their skills across the diversity of upper limb surgery, including sports and adult reconstruction.

Fellows have previously successfully finished projects, publishing research, running QI projects and enjoying teaching/mentoring junior members of the team.

Candidates are expected to deliver on at least one major research project during their 6-month tenure.


Faculty Mr Edwards, Mr Willams, Mr Di Mascio, Miss Chai Ang, Mr Carlos, Mr Aresti, Mr Noorani

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 Di Mascio