Consultant Profile

Mr Douglas Dunlop

Mr Douglas Dunlop MB BCh, FRCS, FRCSEd (Tr & Orth), MD
Practicing at:
Spire Southampton Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Hip Revision Surgery
    • Hip Surgery
Special clinical interests:

Hip and knee joint replacement, revision hip and knee joint replacement, young patient and complex primary hip and knee surgery, resurfacing hip replacement and knee arthroscopy

Research interests:

Impaction bone grafting and the use of 'smart' materials in joint surgery.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust

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

Royal College of Surgeons (England)
Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)
Royal Society of Medicine
British Orthopaedic Association
British Hip Society

Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Sharon Hurst
Private secretary telephone number:
023 8091 4423
Private secretary fax:
023 8076 4308
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Douglas Dunlop is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with a specialist practice in hip and knee disorders. His basic orthopaedic training was in Edinburgh and he obtained the fellowship of both the Edinburgh and English Royal College of Surgeons in 1994. He qualified as an orthopaedic surgeon in 2000 and was appointed as a consultant at Southampton University Hospitals in 2002. Douglas has obtained specialist training in all aspects of hip and knee surgery and has been awarded and has completed the following fellowships:

Clinical Fellowships:
Complex knee, arthroplasty and ligament reconstruction fellow - Edinburgh, 2001
Robin Ling Hip arthroplasty fellow - Exeter, 2000

Travelling fellowships:
North American travelling fellowship - Zimmer, 2001
Edinburgh Orthopaedic Club travelling fellowship, 2000

Douglas Dunlop has over 30 publications and has contributed book chapters to several books on joint replacement. He is involved in research and was appointed as an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Southampton University in 2004. His research interests include stem cell research and the use of novel materials in joint replacement surgery. He has won the following research fellowships:

University of Exeter honorary research fellow - hip, 2000
Universities of Edinburgh and Adelaide (Australia) research hip fellow, 1998/9

Personal profile:

Douglas Dunlop was born in Scotland in 1966 and was educated at Tony Blair's old school (Fettes College) in Edinburgh. He read medicine in Cardiff where he met his welsh wife. They have three children and he enjoys skiing, walking, rock climbing, shooting and fishing.

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Mr Douglas Dunlop

Mr Douglas Dunlop, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in hip and knee surgery

Revolutionary Stem Cell treatment to prevent hip replacements

Mr Douglas Dunlop carries out pioneering stem cell technique to repair damaged bones and prevent hip replacement. Find out more about the stem cell treatment:

Click here to read more about stem cell treatment at Spire Southampton Hospital

Click here to read a patient story from the Mail on Sunday

Mr Douglas Dunlop listed as one of Britain's top surgeons for hip replacement

Click here to read the full story in The Daily Mail

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