Professor Iain McNamara

Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon
MA (Cantab), MRCS, FRCS (Tr and Orth), MD

Practising at

Spire Norwich Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Iain McNamara at Spire include:


Other treatments

Soft tissue injuries, sports injuries, osteoarthrritis, medico-legal

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Professional profile

I undertook my undergraduate training at the University of Cambridge and qualified as a doctor from the University of Oxford in the year 2000.

Then I undertook my higher surgical training on the East Anglian rotation. During this time I undertook a research degree (Doctorate of Medicine) at the University of Cambridge, with the research topic investigating the reconstruction of bone following failed joint replacement for which I was awarded both luminosity and the top thesis prize in 2010.

I undertook three fellowships over the course two and a half years, training under international experts. Then I trained in sports surgery, including arthroscopic surgery and ligament reconstruction, and early arthritis intervention at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, a complex hip and knee revision arthroplasty fellowship in Nottingham UK and a trauma fellowship at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.

I was appointed at the Norfolk & Norwich University hospital in 2013 as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon where my elective work covers all aspects of knee surgery, especially primary knee joint replacement, redo (revision) and complex knee replacement, arthroscopic surgery and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and patella stabilisation surgery as well as primary hip replacement.

I took over as Lead of the Orthopaedic Research Unit in 2016 and was appointed as an Honorary Professor at University of East Anglia in the same year.

My research is focused around prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infected joint replacements, tendon and ligament research and the testing and evaluation of new orthopaedic devices, including knee replacements. I am involved in a number of National committees working to improve safe introduction of new orthopaedic implants into clinical practice and the outcomes of patients with infected arthroplasty both with the laboratory based research and also in clinical practice.

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Qualification and professional memberships

MA / University of Cambridge / 1997
Master of Arts

BM BCh / University of Oxford / 2000
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCP / London / 2005
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians

FRCS / London / 2010
Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons

MD / University of Cambridge / 2010
Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Orthopaedic Assocation
British Association for Surgery of the Knee

Professional leadership

Honorary Professor at the University of East Anglia

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
Honorary Professor University of East Anglia

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Personal Profile

Out of work I have a busy life and try to spend as much time as possible with my wife and two daughters. I am keenly involved in music and golf locally.

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Private contact details

Telephone 01603 814365
Private secretary Anna Ready