Mr Darren Roberts
BSc (Hons), MB BCh, FRCS (Tr & Orth), PGCert Med Ed, Br Dip Hand Surg
After graduating in Wales, I moved back to the Wessex region for my specialist training in orthopaedic surgery, particularly focusing on hand and upper limb surgery. I was the first trainee in the region to undertake the renowned British Society for Surgery of the Hand ATP fellowship and also the first to complete the British Hand Diploma, the pinnacle of excellence for British hand surgeons. I have been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in hand and shoulder surgery since 2015.
I hold a qualification in medical education, imparting my knowledge onto others in order to improve standards of training surgeons. I am a formal lecturer and anatomy demonstrator to undergraduates and postgraduates.
I carried out research in military upper limb conditions from recent conflicts and have lectured internationally including to the US military in Washington DC.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Darren Roberts at Spire include:
Orthopaedics - hand and wrist
BSc (Hons) / Cardiff University, Wales / 2001
Bachelor of Science with honours in anatomy
MB BCh / University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, Wales / 2003
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
FRCS (Tr & Orth) / Royal College of Surgeons, England / 2013
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Trauma & Orthopaedics)
PGCert Med Ed / University of Manchester, England / 2015
Postgraduate certificate in medical education
Br Dip Hand Surg / University of Manchester, England / 2015
British Hand Diploma
Consultant hand, upper limb and trauma surgeon, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth
I am a cryptic crossword setter for the Times, Telegraph and Independent newspapers. I won the Ascot Gold Cup for best setter in 2014. I also set 3D crosswords for the RNIB calendar raising money for BBC Children in Need. This helps keep the mind sharp, although with two sons I relish the distraction that keeps me active.