Consultant Profile

Mr Derek Park

Mr Derek Park MBChB, MRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Bushey Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Ankle surgery
    • Foot Surgery
Special clinical interests:

Management of stubborn heel pain e.g. plantar fasciitis and Achilles problems, sports injuries affecting the foot and ankle, management of foot and ankle conditions e.g. bunions, toe deformities, arthritis, tendon problems and diabetic feet.

Research interests:

Mr Park is involved in translational science research conducting gait and biomechanical studies with the University of Surrey and Institute of Orthopaedics, University College London

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • Royal college of Surgeons of England
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle society
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
020 8901 5555
Private secretary:
Mary Zazzi
Private secretary telephone number:
020 8920 2507 or 07843 670749
Private secretary fax:
020 3327 6351
Private secretary email address:
Monday mornings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Park was appointed as a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospital, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust in 2014. He specialises in surgery of the foot and ankle. Mr Park qualified in 2001 from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and undertook his postgraduate orthopaedic surgical training on the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore rotation. He is fellowship-trained in foot and ankle surgery, and underwent specialist fellowship training at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Frimley Park hospital, and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore. He is also fellowship-trained in orthopaedic trauma having trained at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, the Major Trauma Centre for Sussex. Mr Park was awarded the British Orthopaedic Association travelling fellowship award in 2012 and 2013, and the AO Fellowship in 2013.

Mr park has a special interest in the management of stubborn heel pain e.g. plantar fasciitis and Achilles problems, and sports injuries affecting the foot and ankle. He manages the entire spectrum of foot and ankle conditions including bunions, toe deformities, arthritis, tendon problems and diabetic feet.

Mr Park has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals on the subject of orthopaedic surgery and has also authored textbook chapters in orthopaedics. he is a reviewer for the Bone and Joint Journal and the Foot and Ankle Surgery Journal. He is a committed teacher and trainer and is faculty on various postgraduate orthopaedic courses.

Having painful feet affects everything we do, so Mr Park takes a special care and attention to understand every patient's condition in the outpatient clinic. He believes in putting patients at ease to enable them to make decisions about their care, and supporting them every step of their journey.

Personal profile:

Mr Park is married with two boys. He is a sports fan (rugby and football), travel junkie, foodie, loves architecture and is an avid reader.

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Mr Derek Park

Mr Derek Park Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Bushey, Watford, private hospital specialist.

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