Mr Robert Ashford

Mr Robert Ashford

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

Practising at

Spire Leicester Hospital

Spire Nottingham Hospital

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Treatment information

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


Other treatments

Mr Ashford also treats bone and soft tissue tumours and sarcomas.

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Professional profile

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 working under the supervision of Steve Cannon, Tim Briggs, Sarah Muirhead-Allwood, John Skinner and Richard Carrington.

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.

I am a member of faculty on Advanced Trauma Life Support provider and instructor courses, the Yorkshire Orthopaedic Revision Course, the Oxford Musculoskeletal Oncology Review Course, the Principles of Fracture Management Course and am course convenor for the Leicester FRCS (Tr & Orth) Viva Course.

Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic surgery
Hip surgery
Knee surgery

Special Clinical Interests: Hip & knee surgery. Sarcoma Surgery, Musculoskeletal Tumours (Lumps and Bumps), Skeletal Metastatic disease.

Private contact details

Telephone 0116 265 3685
Private secretary Pat Rouse
Private secretary telephone 0116 265 3042
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

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

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Current NHS posts

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

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Personal Profile

I am an avid supporter of Leicester Tigers and one of the Minis year group coaches at Syston Rugby Football Club. I also enjoy skiing, watching (and occasionally playing) cricket and have a busy home life with two young children.

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