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Prof Alister Hart
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Stanmore, London
HA7 4LP
Appointment
  • Chair of Academic Clinical Orthopaedics
  • Inst of Orthopaedics & Musculosk Sci
  • Div of Surgery & Interventional Sci
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences
Biography

Professor Alister Hart holds the chair of orthopaedic surgery at University College London (UCL) and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) NHS Trust, Stanmore. He is director of research and development at the RNOH and co-founder of the London Implant Retrieval Centre (LIRC). He studied medicine at Caius College Cambridge (q 1994), basic surgical training at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals and higher surgical training on the RNOH rotation. In 2006 he was appointed Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Imperial College London. In 2012 he was appointed to his present position.

 He has pioneered the use of blood metal ions as a biomarker for assessing patients with hip implants and the use of MRI with metal artefact reduction to assess muscles and soft tissues surrounding implants. This work was used to set policy on implant surveillance by the US FDA and the UK MHRA and is in use every day in the NHS. He runs bi-monthly multi-disciplinary team meetings at the RNOH to provide opinion to the NHS on who, when and how to revise patients with hip implants. He had done more than 3000 operations.

His research has been funded by £5 million from the British Orthopaedic Association, the Engineering and physical sciences research council, many medical charities and nine orthopaedic manufacturers. He won international competitions to run the global implant retrieval programs for Johnson and Johnson in 2011 and Stryker in 2014. His collaboration network includes 205 UK orthopaedic surgeons and surgeons in 22 countries: they have contributed 6000 failed implants to his research.

He has published more than 75 papers. His “Hip Detectives”  work was featured by the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, The Diamond Light Source and BBC health online. He has won awards from the British Hip Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Radiological Society of North America and University College London. He has given invited lectures in the USA, Canada, Japan, Finland, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, and Poland.

Research Summary

Professor Alister Hart has pioneered the use of blood metal ions as a biomarker for assessing patients with hip implants and the use of MRI with metal artefact reduction to assess muscles and soft tissues surrounding implants. This work was used to set policy on implant surveillance by the US FDA and the UK MHRA and is in use every day in the NHS. He runs bi-monthly multi-disciplinary team meetings at the RNOH to provide opinion to the NHS on who, when and how to revise patients with hip implants. He had done more than 3000 operations.

His research has been funded by £5 million from the British Orthopaedic Association, the Engineering and physical sciences research council, many medical charities and nine orthopaedic manufacturers. He won international competitions to run the global implant retrieval programs for Johnson and Johnson in 2011 and Stryker in 2014. His collaboration network includes 205 UK orthopaedic surgeons and surgeons in 22 countries: they have contributed 6000 failed implants to his research.

He has published more than 75 papers. His “Hip Detectives”  work was featured by the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, The Diamond Light Source and BBC health online. He has won awards from the British Hip Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Radiological Society of North America and University College London. He has given invited lectures in the USA, Canada, Japan, Finland, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, and Poland.

Teaching Summary

Alister Hart teaches clinical sciences to undergraduate medical students, junior doctors, and orthopaedic surgeons of all grades. 


He supervises a group of MD and PhD students.

He is an external examiner for Cardiff University.  

Appointments
13-JUN-2012 Chair of orthopaedic surgery Division of Surgery Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2010 MD Doctor of Medicine – Clinical Medicine University of Cambridge
1994 MB.ChB Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery – Clinical Medicine University of Cambridge
1992 BA Hons Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – Medical Sciences University of Cambridge
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