Mr Atif Malik is a highly experienced Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in Hip, Knee and Sports Injuries.
After graduating from the University of Manchester Medical School, Mr Malik developed an interest in trauma, orthopaedics and sports injuries whilst working with the Orthopaedic Surgeon to Manchester United Football Club. He was awarded a place on the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Training Rotation, one of the UK’s most prestigious orthopaedic registrar training programmes. Following this, he completed sub-speciality training in hip and knee pathology and was awarded the highly sought after John Charnley Fellowship at Wrightington Hospital with Professor Peter Kay (Medical Director for MSK Services, NHS England) and Professor Martyn Porter (Medical Director of the National Joint Registry).
He is also one of only 6 other Orthopaedic Surgeons in the the UK to be awarded the prestigious Fellowship of The American College of Surgeons (FACS).
Mr Malik has also received a number of additional fellowships and awards including the European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy Fellowship in 2014. This allowed him to visit a number of centres of excellence in Europe and to further develop his surgical practice. He received the Ronald Raven Barbers Award by the Royal College of Surgeons of England and visited Dr Charles Brown, a world renowned figure in knee surgery specialising in meniscal injury and knee ligament reconstruction. He was also awarded the Ethicon Travelling Fellowship Award by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Mr Malik participated in the Academic Exchange Program at Endo Klinik in Hamburg, Germany with Professor Thorsten Gehrke, a leading expert in prosthetic joint infections.
Mr Malik has worked as a sports doctor at number of international sporting events, including the Wrestling events at the Commonwealth Games and for the football games at Old Trafford during the Olympics in 2012. He was also the Club Doctor for the London Skolars Rugby League Club for a number of years.
Mr Malik believes in using technology to improve and enhance patient care. His patient record system is now completely digital and he uses his own personalised app for patients to use prior to and following surgery to allow information, guidance and information sharing including outcome reporting and physiotherapy guidance.
Alongside his clinical work, Mr Malik is passionate about teaching medical students and junior doctors. He has completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education and is currently the Deputy Block lead for MSK at the University of Buckinghamshire Medical School. He is a member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He also teaches on the Masters of Surgery programme for the University of Edinburgh.
Mr Malik has over 30 publications in international journals and has been asked to edit a number of special editions. He has also written a number of book chapters relating to trauma and sports injuries and stem cell research in particular. He has acted as the Medical Advisor on the popular BBC television drama series, Holby City.