Consultant Profile

Mr Mark Gaston

Mr Mark Gaston MB BChir MA(Cantab) FRCSEd(Tr&Orth) PhD
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals and Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh, Spire Shawfair Park Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Ankle surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Foot Surgery
    • Paediatric orthopaedics
Special clinical interests:

Hip, knee, foot and ankle and upper limb surgery in children and young people
Specialist foot and ankle surgery in adults
Keyhole knee surgery (arthroscopy) for children, adolescents and young adults
Sports injuries in children and young people
Neuromuscular disorders in children and adults
Gait (walking pattern) assessment & treatment in children and adults
Single event multilevel surgery for gait improvement

Research interests:

Disorders of gait & gait analysis
Single event multilevel (SEML) surgery for gait improvement
Functional outcomes following paediatric and neuromuscular orthopaedic surgery

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

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

British Society of Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery
British Orthopaedic Research Society
Clinical Movement Analysis Society - Committee
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Personal email address:
Shawfair: Tuesday am Murrayfield: Fri pm
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Having graduated from Cambridge University in 1999, Mr Mark Gaston completed basic surgical training in Edinburgh followed by orthopaedic training as Clinical Lecturer in Edinburgh. He then undertook two years of specialist orthopaedic training: one year specialist neuromuscular orthopaedic fellowship in Basel, Switzerland and one year senior clinical fellowship in paediatric orthopaedics, RHSC, Yorkhill, Glasgow.

Mr Gaston has completed a PhD during orthopaedic training investigating fracture healing and the immune system. He has published in excess of 40 peer reviewed academic articles and provide review for three orthopaedic journals and NIHR. He has been awarded seven grants related to his research including the RCSEd Cutner Orthopaedic Fellowship and has been awarded several major prizes including the BORS-ORS Travelling Fellowship 2008 and the Joint Action Travelling Fellowship 2010. Mr Gaston has an ongoing programme of research in orthopaedics involving international collaborations with colleagues in Switzerland and Australia and publish regularly in this area.

Mr Gaston was appointed as consultant in orthopaedic surgery, NHS Lothian in 2011 and a significant portion of his practice is at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids) Edinburgh. His practice incorporates all aspect of orthopaedics and trauma for children, the orthopaedic management of neuromsuclar conditions in all ages and specialist foot and ankle surgery in adults. He runs multidisciplinary sub-speciality clinics in the orthopaedic treatment of neuromuscular conditions. He is the clinical specialist of the gait analysis service for this region and assess patients of all ages on a weekly basis in the gait laboratory, based in the SMART centre at the Astley Ainsley Hospital.

Personal profile:

Mr Gaston lives in East Lothian with his wife and two kids. Scarce free time is spent in the gym, doing DIY and manning the barbeque when the weather permits.

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Mr Mark Gaston

Mr Mark Gaston Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Edinburgh, private hospital specialist.

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