Our specialist hand surgeons
Mr Jeremy Read
Mr Jeremy Read works at both Spire Harpenden and Spire Bushey and can offer highly quality treatment to patients across the Herts, Bed and Bucks area. He trained in New Zealand and offers a full range of trauma and elective care for the hand and wrist. Mr Read is also able to offer treatment for Dupuytren's Contracture.
Mr Paul Smith
Mr Paul Smith is an internationally acclaimed Hand Surgeon who has written 2 text books and 60 clinical papers in peer review journals on the subject. He has won 1st Prize in both the American Resident Competition and the UK Pulvertaft Prize for hand surgery development. Mr Smith has also been Guest Speaker at the South African, Canadian and Australian Hand Societies - as well as Visiting Professor to New York University and Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA. He was on the Editorial Board and the Education and Training Committee of the Hand Society and The Council of the Hand Society and is also part of the 25-member CHASG International Group specializing in congenital hand surgery. Paul Smith was the Consultant in Charge of Congenital Hand Surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital and is still an Honorary Consultant there. He worked at Mount Vernon Hospital for 25 years performing Adult Hand Surgery and retains a major interest in the treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture, nerve injuries and arthritic problems of the hand.
Mr Fred Schreuder
Mr Fred Schreuder is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon with a special interest in Hand Surgery. He is based at Lister Hospital in Stevenage where he has a largely hand-based practice. He undertakes a weekly hand clinic in conjunction with hand therapists and operates on a large volume of elective hand surgery patients in the NHS. In addition he undertakes a consultant-lead weekly hand trauma list. He completed a year-long fellowship in Hand Surgery in Sydney and has developed an interest in scaphoid non-union and wrist problems, gaining additional skills such as wrist arthroscopy. He treats the entire spectrum of hand and wrist pathologies - including hand trauma.
Mr Rajeev Sharma
Mr Rajeev Sharma is an orthopaedic surgeon based at East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, specialised in treating patients with upper limb ailments and he’s also part of the hand surgery service at Spire Harpenden Hospital. Mr Sharma did his surgical training in Louisville, Kentucky and Grand Rapids, in Michigan. He has had 2 fellowships (in Derby and in Leeds) and currently performs upper limb surgery (including thumb joint replacements, wrist arthroscopy and nerve surgery of the upper limb) at North Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.