Mr Mark Phillips is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with specialist interest in hand and wrist surgery as well as trauma surgery. Having worked in a major trauma centre (Kings’ College hospital) for many years, he has acquired a host of skills in looking after patients with complex fractures and injuries.
He qualified in Cambridge in 1989 and after basic surgical training and a research post at the Royal Free Hospital, he completed specialist training in Orthopaedics & Trauma on the King’s College Hospital rotation. After higher surgical training, he completed two fellowships: one in Hand Surgery in the Plastic Surgical Department at Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, and a second in fracture reconstruction in the University of Pisa, Italy.
After 14 years as an NHS Consultant, the last 12 of which at King’s College Hospital, he now exclusively consults privately.
Mr Phillips is an enthusiastic teacher and has taught at all levels to the public, allied healthcare professionals, medical students and to other consultants. As well as convening courses related to complex fracture management, he has been invited to be a faculty member at meetings around the UK and across Europe.
His main area of academic interest at King's was related to the management of bone defects created by high-energy trauma and the use of technology such as growth factors to enhance healing.
In the last few years he has specialised increasingly in Upper Limb surgery, and is now exclusively specialising in Adult Hand, Wrist and Elbow conditions. He is further highly subspecialised in that he has an interest in treating musicians and this work now comprises a large part of his practice.
It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.
MB BChir 1989 University of Cambridge
FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedic) Feb 1999
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Kings College Hospital, 2003 to 2015
Member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand and British Limb Reconstruction Society
‘Orthoplastic’ Liaison Consultant for complex trauma King’s Health Partners Major Trauma Centre (2011 to 2015)
Member of the British Society of Surgery of the Hand