Dr Hugh Cameron lectures at UDOTS

Dr Hugh Cameron, MBChB, FRCSC, the world-renowned arthroplasty surgeon, lectured on ‘Undertaking Hip Arthroplasty in the Presence of Deformity’ at the University Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery (UDOTS) on Friday 13th December 2019.

Dr Cameron is internationally recognised for his expertise in total joint replacement and revision surgery for arthritis of the hip and knee. He lectures extensively throughout the world and has published textbooks entitled, ‘The Technique of Total Hip Arthroplasty’ and ‘The Bone Implant Interface’. He’s currently an Associate Professor in the Departments of Surgery and Bioengineering at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada.

Dr Cameron was in Dundee to attend a 50th anniversary class reunion of St Andrews University medical class of 1969, and very kindly accepted the invite to share his extensive experience with our MCh (Orh) Dundee students who thoroughly enjoyed his talk and case discussions.

He was welcomed by Tayside Orthopaedic Department Clinical Director Mr Sankar Sripada who underwent his fellowship in Canada and had some fond memories to share.

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Dr Cameron flanked by Mr Sankar Sripada on his right, with the MCh (Orth) students.

After the talk a delegation, headed by Dr Tim Drew (Senior Lecturer, UDOTS) and Mrs Lesley Lindsay (Postgraduate Manager, School of Medicine), showed Dr Cameron around the advanced technology available at the motion and gait analysis laboratories within the department, based at the UDOTS. This was followed by a buffet lunch where Dr Cameron was joined by Mr Arpit Jariwala, Director of the Department for further discussions regarding the facilities and research possibilities.

In addition, Dr Cameron kindly left some signed copies of his book ‘Have Knife Will Travel’ for the department’s collection. The book highlights the development of artificial joints and how he and his associates taught the skills to various other surgeons so that they could help patients to walk pain free.

Mr Arpit Jariwala (pictured top right with Dr Cameron), Director of UDOTS, stated:

“It was an honour having Dr Hugh Cameron lecture on the MCh (Orth) course. He has more than 50 years’ experience in the field of orthopaedics and this highlights yet again, the quality of the teaching faculty this course attracts.

Over the past two weeks our students have been treated to lectures from five of the world’s most eminent orthopaedic surgeons in Dr Hugh Cameron, Professor Angus Wallace, Professor Roger Emery, Professor Ian Trail and Professor John Stanley! No other similar course can boast the outstanding quality of teaching this course continues to provide for its students.

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Left: L to R, Mr Arpit Jariwala, Dr High Cameron, Dr Tim Drew and Mr Sankar Sripada; Right: Mr Sadiq Nasir (Specialist Project Support) explains a recently conducted research study on the effect high-heels have during pregnancy.

Two past students from UDOTS, Eilidh Gillen and Claire Waugh, who both studied on the Intercalated BMSc in Applied Orthopaedic Technology, were the recipients of Dundee University’s Hugh Cameron Award in Surgery in 2018 and 2019, respectively. This is awarded annually to the undergraduate student with the highest marks in orthopaedic and trauma surgery in the final exams of their year.