Mr Peter Brownson is nationally recognised for expertise in arthroscopic shoulder surgery. He has been invited to demonstrate arthroscopic shoulder surgery both nationally and internationally.
Mr Brownson studied at Liverpool University and qualified in 1986. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1991, after which he undertook a period of orthopaedic research at Nottingham University. This research involved impact biomechanics as applied to aircraft passenger safety. It culminated in the submission of his doctoral thesis and the award of an MD. The research also resulted in him being awarded an Honorarium in the Syme Professorship at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the crash brace position proposed, was subsequently, adopted by the Civil Aviation Authority, for use on all passenger aircraft.
Mr Brownson continued his orthopaedic training in Nottingham, during which time he acquired extensive experience in trauma surgery working at the Queens Medical Centre (one of the busiest trauma hospitals in Europe with a worldwide reputation as a Centre of Excellence for trauma). He obtained an appointment as the Shoulder Fellow in the Nottingham Shoulder and Elbow Unit where he became specialist in all aspects of shoulder and elbow surgery.
After completing his orthopaedic training in Nottingham, Mr Brownson was appointed as a Consultant Surgeon in Liverpool with a specialist interest in shoulder and elbow surgery. His initial appointment was at the University Hospital Aintree but subsequently his practice moved to the Royal Liverpool Hospital where he has, with his colleagues, worked to develop the Liverpool Upper Limb Unit. The unit has achieved an international reputation as a Centre for Excellence in the field of shoulder and elbow surgery and particularly with regards to arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery.
Mr Brownson has achieved both national and international recognition as being at the forefront of arthroscopic (keyhole) surgical techniques. In recognition of this, he was awarded the Travelling Fellowship of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society in 2002.
He is frequently asked to lecture on both trauma and upper limb related courses at both national and international meetings. His technical skills are highly regarded and as a consequence of this he is regularly asked to carry out live surgical demonstrations of advanced arthroscopic shoulder surgery techniques. He continues to be actively involved in upper limb research and he has published a number of articles on upper limb related topics.
He is the Course Director of the Liverpool Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy Course which is one of the largest arthroscopic shoulder surgery courses outside of the United States and he is also the Course Director of the AO Liverpool Shoulder and Elbow Trauma Course which was the first course of its type ever to be awarded AO recognition.
He is regularly invited to lecture and carry out live surgical demonstrations at courses across Europe. He is the Upper Limb Surgeon to Liverpool Football Club and also treats players from 3 other Premiership Football Clubs. In addition, he is regularly asked to contribute to articles in the national press.