Mr David Anthony Ahearne

Personal profile

I was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at NHS Hillingdon and Mount Vernon Hospital having been appointed in 2011and promoted eighteen months later, to the head of the department. I treat patients with accident related problems, such as broken bones to the longstanding problems of arthritis and sports injuries from the hand to the shoulder and am now developing a new Hand Surgery Service.

My undergraduate training was at Manchester University, qualifying with a Distinction in Surgery.

Basic surgical training was in Kent and Sussex rotation, involving a year in Plastic Surgery, which introduced me to my final career path in Hand and Upper Limb Surgery.

After my Basic surgery training I undertook an MSc in Surgical Sciences and worked with Professor Gordon Blunn at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, on Osseo-integration for un-cemented joint replacements, this allowed me to gain a greater understanding of research. This helps me evaluate the latest technology, determining the best treatments available, so that I can then pass them onto my patients.

I completed my Orthopaedic Higher Surgical training rotation in the North West London Region, which gave me the opportunity to work at St Marys and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

I undertook a further fellowship in Upper Limb surgery at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, electing to stay in England within the NHS.

I have presented nationally and internationally on different aspects of Orthopaedics, and also published on various topics within Orthopaedics and continue to look for ways to review and audit my Outcomes to improve.

I am actively involved in medical education at both undergraduate and post-graduate level, lecturing Imperial College Medical Students, General Practitioners and the Northwest Thames Specialist Registrars.

I have also taught at nd am a faculty member of the Imperial External Fixation Course and my professional memberships allow me to keep up to date with advances in Upper limb surgery for the benefit of my patients.


Professional Memberships

  • The British Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • British Elbow and Shoulder Society
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • Royal Society of Medicine Orthopaedic Council

Clinical Interests

    • Hand and wrist surgery
    • Shoulder surgery
    • Upper limb sports injuries
    • Arthritis of hand, wrist and shoulder
    • Shoulder, wrist and hand joint replacements
    • Shoulder arthroscopy
    • Wrist arthroscopy.

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