Personal profile

Mr Tim Hems is an experienced Hand and Orthopaedic Surgeon at BMI Ross Hall Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, and the New Victoria Hospital, Glasgow, providing a service in most aspects of Hand Surgery.

Mr Hems attended medical school at Cambridge and Oxford Universities. He undertook training in Orthopaedic Surgery in Glasgow and Oxford, with specialist fellowships in Hand Surgery in Manchester, Wrightington, London and Bern, Switzerland. He was awarded the European Diploma in Hand Surgery by the Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand and was appointed as a consultant at the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow in 1997.

He has been a member of Council of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand, lectures regularly on National Courses, and has written chapters for books on Hand and Peripheral Nerve Surgery. He has undertaken extensive research on aspects of Hand Surgery including nerve repair and wrist fractures with over 40 publications, and has recently been appointed as an editor of the Journal of Hand Surgery.

Professional Membership

  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Medical Association

Clinical Interests

  • Hand surgery, including carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Dupuytren's disease
  • Arthritis
  • Swellings of the hand
Mr Hems has developed a special interest in peripheral nerve and brachial plexus injury and reconstruction for paralysis of the upper limb. He is lead clinician for the Scottish National Brachial Plexus Injury Service.



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