Mr Dawe is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon specialising in disorders of the foot and ankle.
He treats orthopaedic trauma, as well as a wide variety of foot and ankle pathologies such as bunions, lesser toe problems, arthritis, flat or high-arched feet, foot complications of diabetes and complex revision surgery of all types.
Mr Dawe uses numerous techniques to help with foot and ankle problems and is often able to avoid surgery. If surgery is required Mr Dawe is able to use keyhole surgery techniques making a small incision and using various instruments to perform surgery. This technique reduces scaring and the recovery time after surgery resulting in a better patient experince.
Mr Dawe completed his training in South West London, during which he worked for numerous different foot and ankle surgeons in London, Sussex and Surrey.
He broadened his experience with limb reconstruction and complex trauma fellowship at St George's Hospital with Alex Trompeter and, following this, a second year-long fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital with Heath Taylor.
Mr Dawe was awarded the BOFAS visiting fellowship in 2014, travelling to the Schonklinik in Munich in order to work with Prof Markus Walther, president of the German foot and ankle society. He also travelled to Regions Trauma Centre in Minneapolis to visit the renowned trauma specialist professor Peter Cole.
Mr Dawe has held Honorary Consultant positions at St George's Hospital in Tooting and Epsom General Hospital.
He has been involved in developing the future of his specialty, publishing numerous research papers and having been awarded first prizes for his work at national and international meetings. His published papers focus on the outcomes of surgery, dignity, and patient experience of care. He is regularly involved in the teaching of medical students and in the training of orthopaedic surgeons of the future in his role as Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.