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Mr Sherif El-Tawil

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


Practices at: BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Personal Profile

Mr El-Tawil is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in knee and hip reconstruction and trauma surgery.  His NHS base is at London North West University Healthcare Trust, where he is Lead for Patient Outcomes following knee and hip replacement surgery. 

His private practice is at the BMI Clementine Churchill Hospital in Harrow. 

He has specialist experience in complex knee and hip surgery having worked alongside some of the most renowned orthopaedic surgeons in the world, in three prestigious international fellowships: 

  • The Sydney Orthopaedic Research Institute (SORI) in Australia
  • The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham
  • The Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford.

At these centres, he mastered state-of-the-art techniques in knee and hip surgery directly from pioneer surgeons; he continues to perform these latest techniques for his current patients.

His undergraduate years were spent at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical School in London where he graduated in 2005 with distinction and a First-Class Honours BSc degree. 

His higher surgical training occurred in hospitals across London, including The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, and the Royal London Hospital where he became advanced in complex trauma due to their air ambulance.

He was awarded fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2014, entering the GMC Specialist Register in 2015.  Completing an MSc in Trauma & Orthopaedics at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, he was awarded the Highest Achiever Prize for his work into computer-assisted knee surgery.

He is the recipient of multiple national and international awards, most recently the Royal Society of Medicine President’s Prize for work into patient outcomes following knee replacement. 

He is an examiner on numerous orthopaedic courses and is the author of several research publications including a major Cochrane Review, and the Unhappy Knee for which he received the Best Arthroplasty Paper award while in Sydney.

He is a Clinical and Educational Supervisor for orthopaedic surgical trainees on the North Thames rotation.

Clinical Interests

  • Knee arthroscopy (keyhole)
  • Knee meniscal repair or debridement
  • Knee cartilage preservation techniques
  • Knee Injections (inc PRP)
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement (including robot-assisted)
  • Revision Knee Replacement
  • Patella stabilization
  • Osteotomy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Adult and Paediatric Fracture Fixation
  • Complex lower limb trauma surgery
  • Hip Fracture Fixation
  • Fixation of fractures around hip and knee replacements

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Northwick Park Hospital

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • General Medical Council
  • Medical Protection Society

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