Andrew Thomas

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital


Andrew Thomas is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham. He has a long-standing interest in joint replacement surgery, particularly in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, who are especially prone to infection. He has a research program which runs jointly with the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham and with the Hospital Infection Research Laboratory at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. In his former role as the Medical Director of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust he was responsible for designing and delivering a three enclosure barn type operating theatre which was inserted into the gymnasium of an old school of physiotherapy at remarkably low cost. In recognition of his contribution to rheumatoid arthritis surgery and infection control he has been made a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and awarded an Hunterian Professorship by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

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