Mr Giuseppe Sforza
I studied medicine at the University of Bari in Italy, from 1986 to 1992. After completion of my general surgical training, I continued my higher orthopaedic training at the same university. I spent periods of fellowship at the Danderyd Hospital - Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden and at the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute in Los Angeles, USA, where I started research into shoulder arthroscopy and open shoulder surgery.
From 1999 to 2000 I was appointed shoulder surgery fellow at the Reading Shoulder Unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital under Stephen Copeland and Ofer Levy. Here I gained vast experience in shoulder and elbow surgery. In 2000, after completion of my fellowship at the Reading Shoulder Unit, I returned to Italy and was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Madonna delle Grazie Hospital in Matera, Italy, as head of the shoulder and elbow unit. From 2006 I was head of the shoulder and elbow unit at Policlinico di Bari at the University Hospital.
Annually, I attend the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, USA for visiting fellowships under S O'Driscoll and B Morrey, to improve my knowledge and clinical practice in elbow surgery.
In October 2004 I joined the Reading Shoulder Unit at the Independent Berkshire hospital. In 2005 I worked as Locum Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon at St Peter and Ashford Hospitals NHS Trust for several months. In 2007, I was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Worcestershire NHS Trust, where I continue to work treating complex shoulder and elbow disease through open and arthroscopic surgery.
In 2012 I joined the team at Spire Dunedin Hospital and continue to work with the orthopaedic team, performing shoulder and elbow surgery, arthroscopy and treating trauma and sports injuries.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Giuseppe Sforza at Spire include:
I have published scientific papers and contributed chapters to books on shoulder and elbow surgery. I lecture on several topics: shoulder and elbow arthroscopy, arthroplasty, sports injury, post-operative rehabilitation.