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Profile of Mr Stephen gwilym

Mr Stephen Gwilym

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Special interests: Reconstruction of the shoulder, arm and elbow following trauma. Arthroscopic upper limb surgery for shoulder instability, shoulder impingement and rotator cuff problems.

Mr Stephen Gwilym is an orthopaedic surgeon with a specialist interest in upper limb reconstruction. He is also an active clinician scientist, conducting research at the University of Oxford.

Mr Gwilym graduated from University College, London in 2000 having previously obtained a First Class degree in Human Sciences, with a focus on the neurophysiology of pain. After basic surgical training in London and Oxford he entered specialist Orthopaedic training in Oxford in 2004.

Between 2007 and 2010 he undertook a PhD (DPhil) at the University of Oxford with the title “Investigating the phenotype and mechanisms of chronic pain in musculoskeletal disease”.

In 2011 Stephen was appointed as Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedics at the University of Oxford.

During 2012 Stephen completed specialist fellowships in bothTrauma and Shoulder & Elbow surgeryat the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia . He then travelled to numerous centres of excellence throughout Europe, as part of a Shoulder and Elbow travelling Fellowship (BESS).

He returned to Oxford in 2013 and is now a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a sub-specialty interest in upper-limb trauma and reconstruction.

He continues with his research in musculoskeletal pain, with a particular interest in shoulder and neck pain following trauma and optimising patient outcomes following fracture or dislocation.

In 2015 Mr Gwilym was appointed as an honorary senior lecturer in recognition of his ongoing research and teaching in Orthopaedics. He also holds a post as University Lecturer in Surgery at St Hilda's college, Oxford.