Professor David Barrett
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS, BSc, FRCS
I qualified in 1983 from St Bartholomew's Medical College and subsequently undertook my orthopaedic training in London, Reading and Oxford. During my orthopaedic training I developed an active interest in surgery of the knee and subsequent research interests that led to me taking up a Fellowship in Knee Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Boston in 1991.
I continued my academic interest on returning to London and was later awarded the prestigious Arris and Gale Lectureship by the Royal College of Surgeons in 1993 in recognition of my research work in knee surgery. Further work was awarded the President's Medal of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee. Subsequently, I was elected to the American, British and Canadian Travelling Fellowship by the British Orthopaedic Association in 1994.
Appointed to Southampton University Hospital in 1994 as an Orthopaedic Surgeon with an exclusive interest in surgery of the knee joint, I developed my interests in the mechanical reconstruction and replacement of the knee. I developed working research relationships with academic and commercial groups in knee joint design, particularly in the United States of America and Australia, travelling widely to lecture on topics of knee joint design, in vivo movement and pre-clinical modelling.
I have given key note addresses on these topics to the Orthopaedic Associations of Australia, Japan, America and France. Professor Barrett is an Executive Committee Member of the British Association of Surgery of the Knee and a Scientific Committee Member of the European Association of the Knee.
I am a director and shareholder of Mosaic Healthcare Limited which provides consultancy services to the Hospital, such as independent appraisals and medical legal reviews for up to 2.5 days per month.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor David Barrett at Spire include: