Eminent Professors lecture at UDOTS

Remember, remember the 5th of November!

This is a famous saying in the UK, and we're sure our MCh (Orth) students will remember today’s date when two of the most senior and respected shoulder surgeons in the UK taught one after the other.

Professor Angus Wallace and Professor Roger Emery lectured to our MCh (Orth) students on Tuesday 5th November, 2019, at the University Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery (UDOTS), based at the TORT Centre.

Professor Emery gave a talk on ‘Shoulder Replacement’, while Professor Wallace lectured on several topics including ‘Assessment and Management of Sterno-clavicular Joint Injuries’ and ‘The importance of knowing the natural history of untreated shoulder conditions’.

Professor Angus Wallace is a highly decorated and world renowned orthopaedic surgeon. He was Professor of Orthopaedic and Accident Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham. He came to widespread public attention for a life-saving surgery he performed using improvised equipment on a British Airways flight in 1995. He went on to work in sports medicine, and became chairman of the National Sports Medicine Institute and treated footballer Wayne Rooney’s metatarsal injury before the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Professor Wallace grew up near Dundee and attended the Dundee High School and the University of St Andrews. In 1989, he treated a number of victims of the Kegworth air disaster, in which an aeroplane crashed onto the embankment of the M1 motorway. After conducting further investigations into injuries sustained during the crash, he concluded that passengers failed to adopt the brace position correctly, resulting in many injuries, and suggested a different brace position which was adopted by all UK airlines by 1999. Professor Wallace was awarded an Honorary Fellowship at the Royal College of Physicians in London on 28 September 2017 in recognition of his 30-year contribution to the Specialty of Sport & Exercise Medicine.

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Professor Angus Wallace (purple tie) with the MCh (Orth) students.

Professor Roger Emery is a newly retired Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Imperial College London. He studied medicine at St. Thomas's Hospital Medical School, London and graduated in 1979. In 1991, he was appointed consultant orthopaedic surgeon and honorary Senior Lecturer at the Central Middlesex Hospital and moved to St Mary’s Hospital in 1993. His clinical interest is shoulder and elbow surgery and created an active clinical group at St Mary's Hospital, London. He has served in many roles including President of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society, International Editor of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and ex-officio Member the International Board of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He is currently the President of the Société Européenne pour Chirurgie de l'Epaule et du Coude (SECEC) and sits on the Board of Trustees of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

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Professor Roger Emery (wearing poppy) with the MCh (Orth) students.

Mr Arpit Jariwala, Director of the University Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery, stated:

“It is always a privilege and a treat to have these two eminent orthopaedic specialists lecture to our students. Their eagerness and enthusiasm in sharing their combined knowledge is a highlight of the syllabus. I would like to thank Professor Wallace and Professor Emery for their continued support of the MCh (Orth) Dundee course. I’m sure the students really enjoyed today’s lectures. I remember Professor Wallace fondly when I was a visiting fellow in February 2016 where I learned tips and tricks in Shoulder Arthroplasty.”

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Left to Right: Mr Arpit Jariwala, Professor Angus Wallace, Mr Malin Wijeratna.

Mr Jariwala added:

“The barometer of any course can be measured by the quality of the teaching faculty it attracts, and I can safely say that no other MCh (Orth) course can boast the world-renowned faculty we have currently teaching on the Dundee course. It is the continual high quality of our visiting lecturers that makes this a stand-out course in the field of orthopaedics and is why our Graduates go on to successful future careers.”



“Great lectures from such highly qualified and experienced surgeons”