Professor Michael Whitehouse

Professor Michael Whitehouse

Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedics


"Spire Bristol is a fantastic facility for patients, staff and surgeons alike. It offers all the benefits of a convenient location and state of the art facilities."

Specialises in

  • Hip surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Young adult hip disorders

I am a Professor and Consultant of Trauma and Orthopaedics with specialist interests and training in hip replacement and revision (redo) joint replacements.

I specialise in the non-surgical and surgical management of disorders of the hip. I have particular interests in the treatment of young adult hip disorders and the treatment of arthritis of the hip. I take a holistic approach to the care of my patients, with the aim of ensuring they are relieved of pain and restored to the level of function they wish to achieve. I take the time to ensure patients are aware of the various treatment options open to them and help my patients to choose the best treatment options for them with their goals and expectations at the heart of the care I deliver.

I studied at the University of Bristol and Cardiff University, obtaining my medical degree (MB ChB), a bachelor’s degree (BSc) in Pathology and a doctorate (PhD) in Orthopaedics from Bristol and a master’s degree (MSc) in Orthopaedic Engineering from Cardiff. My higher clinical specialist training took place in London, Bristol and Vancouver.

I have also completed a number of specialist fellowships (the highest level of surgical training) to enhance my surgical skills, including two of the most highly regarded, internationally recognised and prestigious fellowships in hip and knee replacement surgery: the Vancouver Fellowship in adult joint replacement and the Bristol Fellowship in advanced hip and knee surgery. During the course of my training, I completed Research Fellowships with the British Hip Society (the McMinn Scholarship) and Royal College of Surgeons (Research Fellowship) and Travelling Fellowships with the British Orthopaedic Association and the Royal College of Surgeons.

I am an enthusiastic trainer and teacher having led the Orthopaedic teaching elements for Bristol Medical School and North Bristol NHS Trust Academy and having been lead of the regional Clinical Academic Training School. I am currently co-director of a Master’s Degree Programme in evidence based Orthopaedics and one of the founding faculty of the largest primary care musculoskeletal teaching course. I find being actively involved in teaching the next generation of doctors and surgeons to be both stimulating and rewarding.


General Medical Council Number: C6025765

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Additional information

Hip surgery
Orthopaedic surgery

Young adult hip disorders hip replacement surgery revision hip replacement surgery.

BSc(Hons) / University of Bristol / 1998
Cellular and Molecular Pathology

MB CHB / University of Bristol / 2001
Medical Degree

MRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2005

MSc / Cardiff University / 2009
Orthopaedic Engineering

PhD / University of Bristol / 2011

FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2011
Trauma and Orthopaedics

PG Certificate / University of Bristol / 2014
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

FHEA / Higher Education Academy / 2014

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons of England

British Orthopaedic Association

British Hip Society

European Hip Society

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Orthopaedic Trauma Society

Professional leadership

Head of Section Clinical Specialties and Related Sciences, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol
Co-director of the MSc Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Bristol
Associate Editor of Hip International
Associate Editor of Apley and Solomon's System of Orthopaedics and Fractures
Editorial Board Member, Bone and Joint Journal
Editorial Board Member, Bone and Joint 360
Member of the British Orthopaedic Association Research Committee
Member of the British Hip Society Research Committee
Member of Basic Science Task Force for European Federation of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Trauma and Emergency Care Lead for West of England NIHR Clinical Research Network

My research is focused on improving patient focused outcomes of surgical and non-surgical treatments for musculoskeletal disorders. Part of my current research involves analysis of the National Joint Registry, the largest of its kind in the world. This helps me to select the best implants and surgery for my patients, backed by strong evidence base and long term follow up.

Professor and Consultant of Trauma and Orthopaedics, University of Bristol and North Bristol NHS Trust.

I have called Bristol my home for over 20 years. I enjoy making the most of what the city and region have to offer with my wife, Gemma who runs a Bristol based travel business, and our three dogs.

We are keen travellers and undertook an epic sea/road trip to make sure our two black Labradors got to enjoy our time in Vancouver on the Fellowship too. We are winter sports enthusiasts and I have been a keen skier and snowboarder since I was young.

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