Ronan Treacy is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham UK. For the past thirty years he has been involved in the renaissance of hip resurfacing with his colleague Derek McMinn.
Mr Treacy was born into a medical family and qualified from Birmingham Medical School in 1983. He served as an Anatomy demonstrator prior to surgical placements on the West Midlands Rotation. He developed an early interest in research and trauma. As a recipient of RCS Laming Evans award in 1991, he took time out from his training to investigate the role that alterations in Red Cell membranes play in the development of ARDS. During this time he also developed a biodegradable antibiotic delivery system in association with Aston University.
Mr Treacy was appointed to the staff of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in 1994. He ran the revision hip service for nearly ten years and amassed a wealth of experience. During this time he helped develop the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing with his mentor McMinn. In addition to designing the first successful MoM resurfacing, they were also innovative in setting up an independent implant specific joint registry in 1997.
For the past two decades in addition to a busy clinical practice, he has taught, lectured and operated globally including live surgeries at the COA and Current Concepts Meetings. He has the largest international experience of MoM hip resurfacing and continues to publish widely. In 2008, he was recognised by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham for his outstanding contribution to Orthopaedics in the city. In 2010, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Birmingham. In 2013, he was elected as Staff Governor to the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation Trust. In 2018, he was made an Honorary Fellow of Worcester University.
Outside of orthopaedics, he has a number of business and charitable interests and is a Francophile and passionate skier.