Peter H. Worlock DM FRCS
I qualified in Medicine in 1976 (MB BS, University of Newcastle upon Tyne) and did my general surgical training in Bristol, London and Torquay. I obtained Fellowships of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh in 1981. I trained in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery at University Hospital, Nottingham and Sunnybrook Medical Centre, Toronto, Canada, specialising in orthopaedic traumatology. I was awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine (DM), for research into the prevention of infection after open fractures, from the University of Nottingham in 1987.
I was appointed Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon at Sunderland Royal Hospital in June 1988. In March 1991, I moved to Oxford to take up the post of Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon at the John Radcliffe Hospital. I was Director of the Oxford Critical Care Centre from March 1991 until April 1995. I was the Civil Consultant in Orthopaedic Trauma to the Royal Air Force from May 1996 until April 2004. I was the Clinical Director of the Trauma Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital from February 2000 until February 2001. I resigned from my post in Oxford in April 2004 and returned to live in the North-East of England. I took up my present post of Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon in Newcastle upon Tyne in September 2005.
My specialist interest in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery is in the management of injury to the musculo-skeletal system – both acutely and in post-trauma reconstruction. Within this field, I have particular expertise in treating complex limb injuries, pelvic/acetabular fractures, children’s fractures and in the management of non-union/mal-union after fracture. I was Chairman of the AO UK Education Committee from January 1997 until December 2001, which was responsible for organising 12-14 major courses on fracture management in the UK every year. I am a Senior Trustee of the AO Foundation. I am still involved in postgraduate teaching on fracture care in the UK. I have edited one textbook on fracture management, written 10 book chapters for textbooks, published 31 scientific research papers on orthopaedic trauma and given 49 presentations to learned societies on my research.
I was a founder member of the British Trauma Society in 1988 and served on the Executive Committee between 1989 and 1995. I was an ABC Travelling Fellow (representing the British Orthopaedic Association on a six week tour of the USA and Canada) in 1992. I was a member of the Trauma Committee of the Royal College of Surgeons of England between 1993 and 1996 (representing the British Orthopaedic Association) and was a member of the Trauma Committee of the British Orthopaedic Association from 1995 until 1997. I was elected an international member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (in the USA) in 1995 – one of only 10 surgeons from the United Kingdom to be elected to the OTA. I was on the editorial board of ‘Injury’ from 1993 until 2008. I was appointed a member of the Quality Assurance and Inspection Visitor Panel of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2003. I act as an external assessor for the Royal College of Surgeons of England on Advisory Appointment Committees (for Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons) in England and Wales.