Professor Fares Haddad

Professor Fares Haddad

MBBS, MCh (Orth), FRCS (Orth), FFSEM

Orthopaedic Surgery

31 years of experience
22 years as a specialist

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“Professor Haddad explained all my treatment options and what is suitable to my circumstances. I believe he did a great job and he is always there pre and post operations to answer any question and check on me.“
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  • Hip Surgery
  • Sports Injury
  • Knee Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3469817
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    Practices worked at

    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY
    1,883 reviews

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    1,433 reviews


    Professor Fares Haddad is a Hip and Knee Reconstructive Orthopaedic and Sports Surgeon at University College Hospitals. He is Divisional Clinical Director of Surgical Specialties at UCH, and Director of the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health at University College London.

    Professor Haddad’s clinical and research endeavours have centred around hip and knee reconstruction, with interests in the expansion of knee and hip arthroscopic techniques to deal with sports injuries, new bearing surfaces and outcomes assessment in hip, knee and revision surgery. His work also encompasses novel strategies to manage patients with knee ligament and cartilage injuries. He provides medical input at elite level for dancers and a number of elite sports including football, athletics, rugby, boxing and martial arts. He was the musculoskeletal lead at the 2012 London Olympics and runs the IOC research centre at ISEH, in addition to being the chief medical officer for the NFL in the UK.

    Graduating with a First-Class BSc and MB BS from the University College London Hospitals, Professor Haddad undertook his basic training in hip and knee surgery and reconstruction on the St Bartholomew’s, Royal Free and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital rotations, and fellowship training in the United States and Canada. He was the gold medallist in the FRCS (Orth) exam and has gained a large number of prizes and prestigious academic awards. He has been an EFORT Travelling Fellow, British Hip Society Travelling Fellow and ABC Travelling Fellow in 2004. He became a Hunterian Professor in 2005.

    He has presented and published widely (over 500 peer reviewed publications) on key aspects of hip, knee and sports surgery and continues to lead a clinical research group with interests in hip and knee joint preservation after injury, prosthetic design and performance and outcomes measurement after hip / knee surgery and sports injuries. He is editor in chief of the Bone and Joint Journal.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    Hip Arthroscopy

    Hip Replacement

    Knee Replacement

    Knee Arthroscopy

    Knee Replacement

    Partial Knee Replacement

    Knee Pain

    Hip and groin pain

    Sports Injuries

    Arthritis (Hip)

    Arthritis (Knee)


    • Hip Replacement
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Custom-Made Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement
    • Partial Knee Replacement
    • ACL Reconstruction
    • Cartilage Surgery (Knee)
    • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Hip Arthroscopy
    • Hip Preservation Surgery
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Injection
    • Knee Injections (including Steroid, Hyaluronic acid, PRP and nStride)
    • Knee Ligament Repair
    • Knee Preservation Surgery
    • Meniscal Repair
    • Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery
    • Multiligament Reconstruction
    • Patella Realignment
    • Patellofemoral Joint Replacement
    • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction
    • Postoperative Rehabilitation
    • Revision Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
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    Special interests

    • Hip and Groin Pain
    • Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    • Hip Impingement
    • Arthritis (Hip)
    • Arthritis (Knee)
    • Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip
    • Hip Dysplasia
    • Knee Cyst
    • Knee Pain
    • Labral Tear
    • Patella (Kneecap) Dislocation
    • Posterolateral Corner Injury
    • The Young Hip
    • The Young Knee
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    MBBS - University College London, London, UK in 1990

    FRCS (Orth) - Royal College of Surgeons, UK

    FFESM - Fellow of the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine

    EFORT Travelling Fellow - 2004

    British Hip Society Travelling Fellow - 2004

    ABC Travelling Fellow - 2004

    Hunterian Professor - 2005

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