Professor Xavier Griffin

Chair, Bone and Joint Health

Team Member Xavier Griffin

Other Roles

Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust

RCS England Surgical Specialty Lead (Trauma) for Research

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FRCS (Tr & Orth), PhD (Medicine), BA (Hons) First Class

Professor Xavier Griffin spearheads academic orthopaedics at QMUL and Barts Health, having joined in August 2020 as the inaugural chair of Bone & Joint Health. Xavier’s vision is for worldclass excellence in research and clinical academic training;  providing opportunity for the next generation of clinician scientists to realise their aspirations.

Xavier is a NIHR Clinician Scientist and has been awarded over £10m of research funding. He has over 80 peer reviewed publications including in the New England Journal of Medicine, He is a recognised research leader in the management of hip fracture and is excited to have just launched the WHiTE PLATFORM study with colleagues at University of Oxford. Xavier is Chief Investigator for a number of National Institute Health Research funded clinical trials, having led 8 in the last 5 years and supported a further 5.

Xavier is driven by having meaningful impact on patient care; his research is focused on the clinical and cost effectiveness of new and existing treatments to improve bone and joint health and has been cited by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence.

Xavier’s clinical expertise is orthopaedic trauma surgery specialising in pelvic and acetabular fractures. He enjoys working as part of the team at the busiest orthopaedic trauma hospital in Europe – The Royal London. Having graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1999 before attending medical school at the University of Oxford, Xavier trained in orthopaedic surgery as a National Institute of Health Research integrated clinical academic fellow. Xavier completed a world-renowned clinical fellowship in Melbourne, Australia specialising in complex fractures of the pelvis and hip. Prior to joining Bone & Joint Health Xavier was Associate Professor of Trauma Surgery at the University of Oxford and Honorary Consultant Trauma Surgeon at the John Radcliffe Hospital major trauma centre.

Having realised that boxing may not be the best sport to combine with a surgical career, outside of work Xavier can be found mountain biking or rock climbing usually with his young son in tow!

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Thromboprophylaxis in Lower limb Immobilisation (TiLLI)

Thromboprophylaxis in Lower limb Immobilisation (TiLLI)

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Cochrane Systematic Review Programme in Hip Fracture

Cochrane Systematic Review Programme in Hip Fracture

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Priority Setting Partnership in Major Trauma

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Effect on health-related quality of life of the X-Bolt dynamic plating system versus the sliding hip screw for the fixation of trochanteric fractures of the hip in adults: the WHiTE Four randomized clinical trial

Griffin XL, Achten J, O’Connor HM, Cook JA, Costa ML.

Recovery of health-related quality of life in a United Kingdom hip fracture population. The Warwick Hip Trauma Evaluation-a prospective cohort study.

Griffin XL., Parsons N., Achten J., Fernandez M., Costa ML.

Cemented or Uncemented Hemiarthroplasty for Intracapsular Hip Fracture

Miguel A. Fernandez, Ph.D., Juul Achten, Ph.D., Nicholas Parsons, Ph.D., Xavier L. Griffin, Ph.D., May-Ee Png, Ph.D., Jenny Gould, Alwin McGibbon, B.A., and Matthew L. Costa, Ph.D. 

Enhanced rehabilitation and care models for adults with dementia following hip fracture surgery.

Smith TO., Gilbert AW., Sreekanta A., Sahota O., Griffin XL., Cross JL., Fox C., Lamb SE.

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