Mr Amit Atrey MB BS MSc. DIC MRSC (Eng)

Orthopaedic Specialist Registrar

Amit is an orthopaedic specialist registrar on the South East Thames Rotation. He trained at Guy’s Hospital and then went on to complete his basic surgical training on the Hammersmith rotation. Thereafter he joined the specialist register in 2006. He is a keen sportsman and represented Lancashire and the North of England at Rugby at various levels.

Amit is the main author and contributor of this project.
Any questions, queries or contributions can be made to him via

Mr Paul A Gibb FRCS (Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Kent & Sussex Hospital, Tunbridge Wells

Paul is an orthopaedic consultant with a specific interest in knee arthroplasty and soft tissue reconstruction. He trained at Guy’s Hospital and then completed his registrar training in the South East Thames region before settling as a consultant in Tunbridge Wells.

He has taken a keen interest in teaching and training.

In his spare time he likes to race Caterham cars in the UK and Europe.

Mr Ian Leslie FRCS (Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bristol Royal Infirmary

Ian is Immediate Past President of the British Orthopaedic Association. Having trained in Australia he came to the UK in 1973. His first post was in Oxford under Professor Duthie and subsequently Clinical Lecturer in Liverpool. Ian's special interest is in hand surgery at Bristol. He has held numerous committee appointments for national and international orthopaedic bodies .

Mr John Shepperd FRCS (Orth)

John Shepperd
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Conquest Hospital, Hastings

John is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon working at in Hastings. He is a general orthopaedic surgeon with a specialist interest in back surgery.

He is well known for his research and innovative approach to the specialty.

John is highly regarded for his commitment to training. He has a seat on most educational boards and in 2007 was voted BOTA trainer of the year.

Mr John Carvell MB,ChB, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Edin), FBOA

Emeritus Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Salisbury

John was Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Salisbury District Hospital from 1983 to 2001. He was appointed Consultant Emeritus in 2001 and is now a Govenor. He is Chairman of the Medico-Legal Committee of the British Orthopaedic Association, the Orthopaedic Sub-Committee of the British Medical Association, the Salisbury Independent Hospitals Trust and District President of Arthritis Research (ARC). He is also a member of the Department of Health Orthopaedic Co-ordinating Group Member and sits on the BOA Professional Practice Committee. John has been a strong advocate of a more robust consenting system and strongly supports the development of this approach.

Mr Chinmay Gupte FRCS (Orth) MA PhD

Orthopaedic SpR, North West Thames rotation

Chinmay is a surgical trainee in the North West Thames Region. His medical training started at Oxford where he received 5 separate Blues for cricket. Chinmay’s cricketing career also included playing for Gloucestershire, Middlesex and the MCC. His PhD thesis at Imperial College was on 'T he function and biomechanics of the menisco-femoral ligaments’.
Chinmay hopes to continue his sporting links by pursuing an interest in sports surgery, and of the knee in particular.

He currently runs the FRCS (Orth) course at Imperial and has several publications.