Alan Johnstone

Alan Johnstone is an award-winning orthopaedic surgeon based in Aberdeen. As well as a professor at Robert Gordon University Mr Johnstone is a world-renowned expert in orthopaedic surgery and care

Medbelle positionConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
SpecialisationTrauma & Upper Limb
Experience36 years
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
Alan Johnstone


Alan Johnstone is an orthopaedic surgeon with decades of experience. He has won awards for his innovation and lectures at prestigious universities worldwide. Alongside consultant trauma & orthopaedic surgeon for NHS Grampian, Mr Johnstone is a member of the medical group: Aberdeen Orthopaedics. Patients describe him as honest, thorough and kind.


  • Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic surgeon at NHS Grampian
  • Senior clinical advisor to Scottish Health Innovations Limited, the Innovation wing of NHS Scotland
  • 2016: Chairman of Research Committee Orthopaedic Trauma Society
  • 2002 - Present: Professor at Robert Gordon’s University, Aberdeen
  • 2015: Treasurer and Board Member International's Society for Fracture repair
  • 1997: Senior Lecturer at Aberdeen University and Honorary Consultant Surgeon combined clinical and research fellowship in North America representing UK Orthopaedics


  • FRCSEd (Ortho) Intercollegiate Board of Surgeons 1995
  • FRCSGlas Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, Glasgow 1990
  • FRCS Ed Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh 1990
  • MB ChB, University of Edinburgh 1986

Professional memberships

  • General Medical Council (GMC number): 3205468
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA)
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Society (OTS)
  • International Society for Fracture Repair (ISFR)

Specialist surgical interests

  • Upper limb surgery
  • Upper limb
  • Arm
  • Shoulder
  • Shoulder girdle
  • Clavicle
  • Scapula
  • Elbow
  • Wrist
  • Hand
  • Sports Medicine
  • Arthroplasty
  • General trauma
  • Complex upper limb injuries
  • Pelvic and acetabular fractures
  • Elective surgery of the upper limb
  • Shoulder & elbow including arthroscopic shoulder surgery
  • Joint replacement


Mr Alan Johnstone is part of Aberdeen Orthopaedics, a network of highly-experienced orthopaedic specialists working together to provide the very best multidisciplinary care in Aberdeen and the surrounding areas.


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