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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Paediatric Orthopaedics

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Our team

We have an expert multidisciplinary team of physicians, therapists, orthotists and nurses specialising in treating babies and children with congenital, developmental and acquired musculoskeletal conditions.

Our team has trained in fellowships and specialist units both nationally and internationall,y and we are committed to providing high quality orthopaedic care for children.

We have extensive long-term experience in the treatment of complex disorders including:

  • cerebral palsy
  • scoliosis
  • developmental dysplasia of the hip.

We work closely with other clinicians caring for children in other hospitals and the community.

We have an active teaching and research programme.

Clinical team

Professor Tim Theologis MD MSc PhD FRCS (Trauma and Orth)

Professor Tim Theologis

Professor Theologis is a graduate of the University of Athens medical school. He undertook his orthopaedic training in the Oxford region followed by a clinical fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.

Professor Theologis has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Oxford since 1996 and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Oxford since 1999.

Specialist interests

  • Neuromuscular disorders including cerebral palsy
  • Bone tumours
  • Children and adolescent hip disorders

Mr Andrew Wainwright BSc MB ChB MEd FRCS (Trauma and Orth)

Mr Andrew Wainwright

Mr Wainwright is a graduate of Leicester University Medical School. He undertook his orthopaedic training in the Oxford region and a clinical fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.

Mr Wainwright was appointed as a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic surgeon in 2003.

Specialist interests

  • Children's hip disorders
  • Disorders of growth and development
  • Bone tumours

Mrs Rachel Buckingham MB ChB FRCS (Trauma and Orth)

Mrs Rachel Buckingham

Mrs Buckingham is a graduate of Bristol medical school. She undertook her orthopaedic training the South West of England followed by a clinical fellowship at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford.

Mrs Buckingham was appointed as a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in 2007.

Specialist interests

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Children's upper limb disorders
  • Children's hip disorders
  • Clubfeet

Mr Alpesh Kothari MA BM Bch AFHEA MSc DPhil FRCS (Trauma and Orth)

Mr Alpesh Kothari

Mr Kothari is a graduate of both Cambridge and Oxford Universities. He undertook his orthopaedic training in the Oxford region followed by a clinical fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.

He was appointed as a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic surgeon in 2019.

  • Specialist interests
  • Disorders of the foot and ankle
  • Children's hip and knee disorders
  • Bone tumours

Craig Walsh

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Physiotherapist team

  • Catherine Barry, Paediatric Team Leader / Neuro Orthopaedics
  • Annie Hurley, ESP Paediatric Physiotherapist
  • Jo Sheehan, Paediatric Rheumatology Physiotherapist
  • Julia Smith, Paediatric Rheumatology Physiotherapist
  • Abigail Cooper, Paediatric Rheumatology, Physiotherapist
  • Jayne Durbin, Paediatric Physiotherapist, Out-patients
  • Hannah Lloyd, Paediatric Physiotherapist, Out-patients
  • Holly Rust-March, Paediatric Physiotherapist, Out-patients
  • Holly Thompson, Paediatric Phsyiotherapist, In-patients
  • Zoe Dandridge, Paediatric Plaster Technician
  • Lynda Humphreys, Paediatric Physiotherapy Assistant

Occupational therapy team

  • Nicole Bigler, Senior Occupational Therapist
  • Sunette Letley, Occupational Therapist
  • Anne-Marie Van Es, Occupational Therapist

Administrative team

Our clinical team is supported behind-the-scenes by a dedicated and efficient administrative team, including our:

  • Administration Assistant
  • Pathway Administrator
  • Transcription Clerk
  • Appointments Clerk
  • Paediatrics Administrator
  • Elective Access Administrator