COVID-19: Face to face appointments are not currently available, however, if you are having any orthopaedic related concerns Mr Parker and his team of physiotherapists can still provide patients with advice via a telephone or video consultation. Please contact us on 07725118835 for further details.
Mr Paul Parker is a Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon who qualified in medicine from Queen’s University Belfast in 1985, and specialises in injuries of the lower limb. Mr Parker’s private practice is at BMI Woodlands Hospital in Darlington, and BMI The Priory Hospital in Birmingham.
Mr Parker and his team can provide a comprehensive assessment in the diagnosis and management of injuries of the knee, foot and ankle. His main area of expertise is knee and ankle injury reconstruction, particularly sports injuries and cartilage preserving and regeneration surgery, including meniscal repair and microfracture.
After overseas military service in Central America and Germany, Mr Parker trained as an orthopaedic surgeon in London, Edinburgh and the US, and became a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in 1998. Mr Parker worked as a consultant at The Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, and James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough until 2012. In 2012 his main NHS practice moved to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, (a busy UK level 1 trauma centre), which is now a weekly commute from his home in North Yorkshire.
Mr Parker is a Colonel in the army and has served on over 15 operational tours. His experience as a high-level military doctor has given him invaluable transferable skills, that he brings both to his position as a Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, and to his private practice.
Mr Parker is a keen runner and skier and has a key understanding of the needs of an athlete. He has been a pitch side doctor for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, and consulting orthopaedic surgeon for Middlesbrough Football Club games.
Mr Parker has a keen interest in research and medical education. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and a member of the Combined Services Orthopaedic Society. He has published over 60 scientific journal articles, and book chapters on blast and ballistic injuries; and lectures regularly both nationally and internationally on military issues, and on ligament reconstruction and cartilage regeneration techniques.
- Senior Lecturer in Special Operations Medicine, University College Cork
- Trauma & Orthopaedic Lead, International Postgraduate Deanery, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
- Course Director, Damage Control Orthopaedics Trauma Skills Course
- Assessor - Intercollegiate Board in orthopaedics
- External Examiner - MSc Trauma Program, University of Swansea