Skip to main content
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Spinal Unit

This site is best viewed with a modern browser. You appear to be using an old version of Internet Explorer.

Profile of Gavin Bowden

Gavin Bowden

Gavin Bowden, MB, BCh, FCS(SA)(Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Special interests: Back pain, scoliosis and other spinal deformities, spinal surgery, fractures of the spine, spinal tumours and infections

Mr Gavin Bowden is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon at the Oxford University Hospitals.

His main clinical interests are spine and hip surgery, especially the management of degenerative disorders, deformity and tumours of the spine. His major research interest is the design of implants for minimally-invasive spinal surgery, and his basic science interests include the physiology of the growing spine.

He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Oxford.

Mr Bowden graduated in Medicine in 1986 from the University of the Witwatersrand and was awarded the Gencor Prize. He then specialised in Orthopaedic Surgery in Cape Town. In 1995 he was awarded the Synthes Prize by the University of Cape Town and the Edelstein Medal (awarded to the outstanding candidate in the Orthopaedic Fellowship Examination) by the College of Surgeons of South Africa.

Between 1996 and 2000 Mr Bowden was the Nuffield Orthopaedic Scholar and Clinical Research Fellow for the Arthritis and Rheumatism Council in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Oxford.