Mr Iain Brown

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB ChB, BSc(Hons) (Sports Science), FRCS (Tr&Orth)

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Appointed as a Consultant in 2012. I am an enthusiastic and hardworking team member of the internationally renowned Trauma Unit at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.I am fellowship trained in trauma and sub-specialty shoulder reconstruction plus an excellent training in hand, wrist and elbow surgery. I am passionate about quality and care improvements for patients.I completed my surgical training in Trauma and Orthopaedics in the West of Scotland. I have enjoyed working with Orthopaedic teams in Glasgow, Ayrshire, London and Edinburgh. I also trained with plastic surgeons at the Royal London; St Barts Hospitals and spent time working in the Gold Coast Hospitals in Australia (treating shark bites amongst other, more common, traumas). I take part in active in research and I was the winner of a Tenovus funding grant for molecular research into frozen shoulders.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Iain Brown at Spire include:

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Clinical interests

Elbow surgery
Hand and wrist surgery
Shoulder surgery
Soft tissue injuries
Sports injury
Sports medicine
Upper limb surgery
Wrist surgery

'Scapular muscle detachment', AC joint conditions and fractures

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

British Elbow and Shoulder Surgeons Society

Edinburgh International Trauma Faculty

Society of Scottish Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons

British Orthopaedic Association

Research and publications

Frozen shoulders and MMP Production

Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

Honorary Clinical Tutor at University of Edinburgh

Personal profile

I live in North Berwick, East Lothian and am therefore compelled by local by-laws to play golf. This has unfortunately not lead to any improvement in my game. I perform more successfully as a Tenor with Opera East Lothian and can pull off an excellent rendition of most Disney ballads at the request of my two young daughters. Despite being more of a rugby fan I have enjoyed many trips as Lead Doctor with the Scottish Football Association medical team. I come from a long line of West Coast doctors and farmers but am grateful I can now spend his summer weekends enjoying the East Lothian beaches rather than getting sheep ready for a show.

Contact information

Telephone 0131 334 0363
Private secretary 0131 446 3048