Lectures by Mr Phil Walmsley

Mr Phil Walmsley, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Victoria Hospital, NHS Fife, was invited by Mr Arpit Jariwala (Director - UDOTS) to lecture to our MCh (Orth) Dundee students at the University Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery (UDOTS) on Friday 28th February 2020.

Mr Walmsley, who was lecturing as teaching faculty for the first time, gave two talks entitled ‘Soft tissue knee injuries and their management’ and ‘Knee replacement in trauma scenarios,’ which were enthusiastically received by all who attended the session.

Mr Walmsley graduated from University of Manchester Medical School, where he completed basic surgical training in the North-West Deanery before transferring to Edinburgh to commence Higher Surgical Training in Trauma and Orthopaedics. Fellowship training in knee surgery and revision lower limb arthroplasty took place in Edinburgh, Australia and New Zealand. His current post is as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with an interest in complex knee surgery and medical education at the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy. He graduated from the University of St Andrews with an MD in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2016. His thesis investigated the factors influencing the outcome and survival of total knee replacement. Mr Walmsley’s Research interests involve optimising the outcomes and performance of primary and revision knee arthroplasty and improving both undergraduate and post-graduate education and training.

Mr Arpit Jariwala, Director - UDOTS, stated:

"It was a pleasure to have Phil Walmsley with us in UDOTS. He is a busy orthopaedic surgeon who also wears many other hats such as being the Associate Post-Graduate Dean (Quality) with NHS Education for Scotland and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at St Andrews University. He is heavily involved in research, teaching and training which was reflected in the brilliant feedback our MCh (Orth) Dundee students gave.

Mr Walmsley was also given a tour of our Gait and Motion Analysis Labs manager, Dr Graham Arnold, and he was extremely impressed with the facilities we have here, to such an extent that he is already planning collaborative research with UDOTS, which is a fantastic development."