Mr Christopher Mitchell

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

MA (Oxon), MBBS (Lond), FRCS (Tr & Orth), PGCertMedEd

"Working at Spire Southampton Hospital I know that I am surrounded by a team of motivated staff who are all committed to helping my patients achieve their best possible outcome from treatment."

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After undergraduate training at Oxford University and University College London I qualified in 2006. My surgical training was completed in Wessex Deanery and included 16 months in Wellington Hospital, New Zealand. I was awarded the Sir Walter Mercer Gold Medal for outstanding performance in the FRCS Trauma and Orthopaedics examination in 2017.

Before my appointment as a Consultant at University Hospital Southampton in 2020 I completed specialist fellowships in hip and knee surgery at University Hospital Southampton, major trauma and complex arthroplasty at the Royal London Hospital, and a travelling AO fellowship in Houston, Texas.

I specialise in treating conditions affecting the hip and knee. I use data from the National Joint Registry to select high-performing implants for my patients, and make a particular effort to ensure my patients understand the treatment options available to them.

As Orthopaedic Trauma Lead at University Hospital Southampton, our local Major Trauma Centre, I lecture both regionally and nationally and am involved in several ongoing research studies.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Christopher Mitchell at Spire include:


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Additional information

Hip surgery
Hip revision surgery
Knee surgery

MA (Oxon) (Eg, MB BS) / Trinity College, University of Oxford / 2003
Master of Arts (Physiological Sciences)
Honours degree in Physiological Sciences, incorporating research-based dissertation.

MBBS (Eg, MB BS) / Royal Free & University College London Medical School / 2006
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
The initial qualification given to physicians at the completion of medical school training.

MRCS (Eng) / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2009
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
The MRCS examination is completed during Core Surgical Training.

FRCS (Tr & Orth) / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2017
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (Trauma and Orthopaedics)
The FRCS examination is completed by surgeons towards the end of their registrar training. I was additionally awarded the Sir Walter Mercer Gold Medal (highest performance out of all candidates sitting the examination in the UK in 2017).

PGCertMedEd / University of Winchester / 2018
Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education
Teaching qualification in medical education

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons of England

British Hip Society

British Orthopaedic Association

Orthopaedic Trauma Society

Professional leadership

Lead Consultant for Orthopaedic Trauma at University Hospital Southampton


Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at University Hospital Southampton.

When not at work I enjoy cycling, sailing, playing the piano, and spending time with my young family.

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