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Professional Background

I trained at Bristol Medical School, qualifying as a doctor in 1998. I undertook specialist training in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery on the highly regarded Nottingham programme and during this time developed a special interest in the shoulder and elbow.

I completed the United States Medical License Examinations and was subsequently selected to undertake a year of highly specialised fellowship training in shoulder and elbow surgery at the Mayo Clinic in the USA. This gave me a unique opportunity to learn directly from the world's leading surgeons in their field. On my return from the USA, I undertook a second shoulder and elbow fellowship in Sheffield.

In 2012 I was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, a large tertiary referral teaching hospital and regional major trauma centre.

Qualifications & Degrees

  • FRCS Tr & Orth Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2009
  • United States Medical Licence Exams, 2007
  • MD, University of Nottingham, 2006
  • MSc (Orthopaedic Engineering) with distinction, University of Cardiff, 2006
  • MRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2002
  • MB ChB, University of Bristol, 1998


Clinical Interests

Assessment and treatment (using the latest advanced surgical techniques) of all conditions related to the shoulder and elbow including injuries. Some of the more common problems that I manage are listed below and more information related to these individual conditions can be found in the shoulder and elbow links.

Shoulder conditions: frozen shoulder, rotator cuff tears, subacromial impingement/bursitis, calcific tendonitis, shoulder dislocations and instability, SLAP tears, shoulder arthritis, acromio-clavicular joint (ACJ) disruptions, ACJ arthritis, shoulder and clavicle fractures.

Elbow conditions: tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis), ulnar nerve entrapment (cubital tunnel syndrome), biceps tendon ruptures, olecranon bursitis, elbow arthritis/stiffness and elbow fractures.

Academic Activity

  • Published numerous research papers, review articles and book chapters related to shoulder and elbow.
  • Presented my work at national and international conferences.
  • Review scientific articles for the journals “Shoulder and Elbow” and “The Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery”.
  • Continued active interest in research that is crucial to ensure the provision of the highest quality evidence based treatment.

Teaching Activity

  • Regular teaching commitments to undergraduates, postgraduates and allied health professionals.
  • Supervise the training of orthopaedic specialist trainees and a shoulder and elbow fellow.
  • Co-lead for the upper limb module of the Warwick Orthopaedic MSc which carries the title of honorary associate professor.
  • Faculty on a number of national and international courses which involve lecturing, small group discussions and lab-based teaching for shoulder and elbow advanced surgical techniques.
  • Member of the education committee for the British Shoulder and Elbow Society.

Personal Profile

Outside of work, my main interests are spending time with my family and sport. I am married to a Radiologist and we have three children. I enjoy rugby, football, golf and tennis.

Fellowship trained at the Mayo Clinic USA, Mr Lawrence comes highly recommended by his patients