Consultant Profile

Mr Daniel Porter

Mr Daniel Porter MBChB, FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Glas), MD, FRCSEd(Tr&Orth), CCST(Orthopaedics & Trauma)
Practising at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals and Spire Shawfair Park Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Hip Revision Surgery
    • Hip Surgery
    • Knee Surgery
    • Paediatric orthopaedics
    • Soft tissue injuries
Special clinical interests:
Lower limb joint arthroscopy
Orthopaedic tumours
Skeletal dysplasias
Resurfacing (Metal-on-Metal) hip replacements
Paediatric orthopaedics
International repute in exostoses (osteochondromas, bony spurs)
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Infirmary and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh
Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedics and Trauma, University of Edinburgh
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow
British Orthopaedic Oncology Society
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Private secretary telephone number:
0131 446 3048
Private secretary fax:
0131 447 5778
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:
Graduating from Edinburgh University with honours, Daniel Porter¿s training in orthopaedic surgery included clinical fellowships in Oxford, Birmingham and Osaka prior to his current appointment in January 2002.

His research appointments have included substantive Fellowships with the Medical Research Council (1990-1992) and Wolfson College, Oxford (1997-2001). During these periods he undertook pioneering genetic and clinical research into important tumours and paediatric conditions. He was one of only four United Kingdom ABC Travelling Fellows to North America in 2005.

He has been awarded several major prizes in both undergraduate and postgraduate studies (Wightman Prize in Clinical Medicine, Pattison Prize in Clinical Surgery, Sir Robert Jones Prize in Orthopaedic Surgery, Best Young Investigator Prize of European Musculoskeletal Oncology Society).

Daniel has authored and co-edited two new textbooks in orthopaedic surgery in 2008, and is the orthopaedic representative on the clinical advisory board of important national childrens' disability charities. He currently chairs the Research and Education Committee of the Scottish Sarcoma Network. He continues to oversee orthopaedic teaching for Edinburgh's Undergraduate medical students and is active in supervising their research and that of junior doctors.
His NHS clinical activities reflect his special clinical interests at Spire Murrayfield Hospital.
Personal profile:
Daniel lives in central Edinburgh within easy reach of all hospitals. On moving to Edinburgh he bought an old bank house and spent time converting it into a family home, although the original bank vault has had to stay in the basement! Married to Barbara and with two boys, the family enjoy holidays away to a small estate in rural Nithsdale, where walking and fishing are relaxations. Both from medical families themselves, Daniel and Barbara are members of the Christian Medical Fellowship and view medicine as a vocation in which a patient-focused practice remains paramount.

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Mr Daniel Porter

Mr Daniel Porter Orthopaedic Surgeon

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