Mr Andy Hacker qualified from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1999. He continued his postgraduate surgical training here, achieving his MRCS exams in 2004. In 2005 he moved to London and joined the South West Thames specialist orthopaedic training rotation. Andy developed an interest in hand and wrist surgery early in his specialist training and gained a huge amount of surgical experience in hospitals around South West London, including St Georges Hospital, Tooting. Here he worked alongside both orthopaedic and plastic hand surgeons.
International experience was gained through a fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the prestigious Royal Northshore Hospital in Sydney, Australia where he worked alongside Professor Michael Tonkin, a world-renowned hand surgeon. Following the award of FRCS in 2010 and completion of his training in 2011, Mr Hacker was appointed as consultant hand and wrist surgeon for Milton Keynes University Hospital. Here he performs both elective and emergency surgery to the hand, wrist and shoulders as well as general trauma on call work.
As college tutor for orthopaedics at Milton Keynes University Hospital, he takes an active role in the training, assessment and mentoring of medical students, junior doctors and trainee surgeons. Mr Hacker is also the clinical lead for hip and fragility fractures, ensuring these patients receive the best possible care and outcome during their admission. Andy is a keen sportsman enjoying rugby, skiing and country sports.