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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

Alister Hart is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon and professor of orthopaedic surgery at University College London (UCL) and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH). He is head of clinical research in orthopaedics at UCL and the director of research and development at the RNOH. He studied medicine at Caius College Cambridge (q 1994), trained on the RNOH surgical 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.

His surgical and research interests focus on the achievement of the best possible patient and radiological outcomes after hip replacement, through implant design, surgical positioning and patient factors. This includes the developing area of clinical biocompatibility. He is a co-director, with John Skinner, of the London Implant Retrieval Centre.

He has raised £4 million in grants, published more than 50 papers, and performed more than 3000 operations including 750 primary or revision hip and knee replacements. He has reviewed for 6 journals and 4 grant bodies. He teaches on aspects of hip surgery to surgeons of all grades, including orthopaedic basic sciences, patient assessment using clinical examination and imaging, patient management and surgical technique.














Research Summary

Alister Hart's surgical and research interests focus on the achievement of the best possible patient and radiological outcomes after hip replacement, through implant design, surgical positioning and patient factors. This includes the developing area of clinical biocompatibility. He is a co-director, with John Skinner, of the London Implant Retrieval Centre.


His work on clinical biocompatibility, including that done at the Diamond Light Source, has been presented at meetings with large numbers of delegates: both scientific (RSNA 60,000, AAOS 40,000; and public (350th anniversary exhibition of the Royal Society visited by 43,000 people and Science Uncovered by 23,000).

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 Professor 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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