Consultant Profile

Mr Iain Brown

Mr Iain Brown MB ChB BSc(Hons)(Sports Science) FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals and Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh, Spire Shawfair Park Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Elbow surgery
    • Medico-legal
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Shoulder surgery
    • Soft tissue injuries
    • Sports injury
    • Upper limb surgery
    • Wrist surgery
Special clinical interests:

Frozen/stiff shoulder
Total shoulder replacement surgery
Rotator cuff repair
Tennis/golf elbow
Sports injuries
Wrist fractures
Carpal tunnel surgery
Upper limb soft tissue injuries

Research interests:

Frozen shoulders and MMP Production

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
Honorary Clinical Tutor at University of Edinburgh

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
British Elbow and Shoulder Surgeons Society
Edinburgh International Trauma Faculty
Society of Scottish Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
British Orthopaedic Association

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Private secretary telephone number:
0131 446 3048
Personal email address:
Shawfair: Friday 1.30pm to 4pm. Murrayfield: appointments available on request.
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Appointed as a Consultant in 2012. Enthusiastic and hardworking team member of the internationally renowned Trauma Unit at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Iain is fellowship trained in trauma and sub-speciality shoulder reconstruction plus an excellent training in hand, wrist and elbow surgery. He is passionate about quality and care improvements for patients. 

Iain completed his surgical training in Trauma and Orthopaedics in the West of Scotland. He has enjoyed working with Orthopaedic teams in Glasgow, Ayrshire, London and Edinburgh.  He has also trained with plastic surgeons at the Royal London & St Barts Hospitals and spent time working in A&E in the Gold Coast Hospitals in Australia (treating shark bites amongst other, more common, traumas).  Iain is active in research and was the winner of a Tenovus funding grant for molecular research into frozen shoulders.  

Personal profile:

Iain lives in North Berwick, East Lothian and is therefore compelled by local by-laws to play golf.  This has unfortunately not lead to any improvement in his game.  He performs more successfully as a Tenor with Opera East Lothian and can pull off an excellent rendition of most Disney ballads at the request of his two young daughters. Despite being more of a rugby fan he has enjoyed many trips as Lead Doctor with the Scottish Football Association medical team. He comes from a long line of West Coast doctors and farmers but is grateful he can now spend his summer weekends enjoying the East Lothian beaches rather than getting sheep ready for a show.

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Mr Iain Brown

Mr Iain Brown Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Edinburgh, private hospital specialist.

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