Prof Robert Ashford

Prof Robert Ashford

Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB BS, MD, FRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Specialises in

  • Hip and knee surgery
  • Musculoskeletal tumour surgery
  • Skeletal metastatic disease
  • Bone and soft tissue tumours and sarcomas
  • Sees adults and children at Spire Leicester Hospital

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I was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic and Sarcoma surgeon at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and the East Midlands Sarcoma Service in 2007.

I have experience in the treatment of a wide variety of hip and knee conditions, bone and soft tissue tumours and trauma. I have published extensively in these fields and have been awarded my MD for research into skeletal metastases in breast cancer. In 2017, I was made an Honorary Associate Professor in Cancer Studies by the University of Leicester.

I graduated from the London Hospital Medical College in 1992. I undertook basic surgical training in London and East Anglia and continued my orthopaedic training in Leicester and Yorkshire. After passing the FRCS (Tr & Orth) in 2004, I completed a one year fellowship in Sydney, Australia under the expert tuition of Dr Paul Stalley, a world-renowned sarcoma surgeon. I completed a further one year fellowship in lower limb joint reconstruction and tumour surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.

I regularly lecture nationally and internationally on sarcomas, skeletal metastases and desmoid fibromatosis.


General Medical Council Number: C3678668

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Prof Robert Ashford at Spire include:



Other treatments

Bone and soft tissue tumours and sarcomas.

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Additional information

Hip surgery
Knee surgery
Orthopaedic surgery

Special clinical interests: Hip and knee surgery, sarcoma surgery, musculoskeletal tumours (lumps and bumps), skeletal metastatic disease.

MB BS / University of London / 1992
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS / Glasgow / 2000
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

FRCS (Tr & Orth) / Glasgow / 2004
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

MD / University of Sheffield / 2012
Post Graduate medical research degree

Professional memberships

British Orthopaedic Association

British Orthopaedic Oncology Society

British Association of Surgery to the Knee

International Society of Limb Salvage

European Society of Surgical Oncology

British Hip Society

Consultant Orthopaedic & Musculoskeletal Tumour Surgeon, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust & East Midlands Sarcoma Service

Honorary Associate Professor in Cancer Studies, University of Leicester

I am an avid supporter of Leicester Tigers and am a qualified RFU referee. I also enjoy skiing, watching (and occasionally playing) cricket and have a busy home life with two young children.

Telephone For appointments at Spire Leicester please call 0116 265 3685
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