Henry Atkinson

Henry D Atkinson is a highly-experienced consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in hip, knee, foot/ankle and lower limb procedures. He has trained internationally and lectures at several prestigious universities

Medbelle positionConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
TitlesMBChB, BSc (Hons), MRCS, FRCS Ed (Tr & Orth)
SpecialisationLower Limb Conditions and Surgery
Experience24 years
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
Henry Atkinson


Henry D. Atkinson is a highly-experienced Consultant Lower Limb Surgeon with Fellowship training in Joint Reconstruction and Replacement, Sports Injury Surgery, Knee, Hip, and Foot and Ankle Surgery. His NHS practice is based at London’s North Middlesex University Hospital, in partnership with the Royal Free Hospital. Henry also provides Orthopaedic Services in association with London Sports Orthopaedics (LSO) at London Bridge Hospital, Highgate Hospital, Hendon Hospital, Kings Oak/Cavell Hospitals and Lyca Health. Henry contributes to Medicolegal reporting and is a Director of Think Medicolegal Ltd. He is also a Founder and Director of several Healthcare Start-ups. He holds a strategic role within the North Central London ICS, and is the Clinical Chair at the Kings Oak and Cavell Hospitals. He was awarded an NHS Clinical Excellence Award in both 2012 and 2018, and was listed in the Tatler Best Doctors Guide 2013, as one of Britain’s top 250 Doctors. He also achieved the “I Want Great Care” Certificate of Excellence in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Henry has a keen interest in research and medical education. He has published over 100 original scientific journal articles, and has over 200 other publications


  • 2010 - Present: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, London Sports Orthopaedics
  • 2009 - Present: Consultant Surgeon, North Middlesex University Hospital
  • 2014 - Present: Clinical Lecturer, QMUL, London
  • 2013 - Present: Assistant Professor St George’s University School of Medicine,
  • 2010 - Present: Clinical Lecturer, London Metropolitan University
  • Assistant Professor, St George’s University School of Medicine
  • Visiting Professor, Belgrade Medical School, Serbia
  • Clinical Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London
  • President of the Orthopaedic World Literature Society, OWLS
  • Journal reviewer for multiple journals, including, the British Medical Journal BMJ, Nature, and more
  • Former Divisional Director for Surgery, Cancer Services and Associated Specialities, North Middlesex University Hospital
  • 2012 - 2016: Honorary Clinical Tutor Edinburgh University


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in Trauma and Orthopaedics, 2006
  • Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRCS), 2001
  • MBChB, Medicine University of Edinburgh, 1998

Awards and achievements

  • Trauma and Limb Reconstruction Fellowship, Belgrade Serbia (3 months), 2009
  • Sport Medicine and Arthroplasty Fellowship, Adelaide Australia (12 months), 2009
  • Foot & Ankle and Trauma Fellowship, Toronto, Canada (6 months), 2008
  • Top Doctors Listing, 2017
  • I Want Great Care Certificate of Excellence, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Tatler Best Doctors Guide 2013, Britain’s top 250 Doctors
  • Award for Clinical Excellence in the NHS, 2012, 2018

Professional memberships

  • General Medical Council (GMC number): 4532129
  • British Orthopaedics Association (BOA)
  • British Association for Surgeons of the Knee (BASK)
  • British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS)
  • British Medical Association (BMA)
  • British Biological Knee Society (BKS)
  • Serbian Orthopaedic and Trauma Association (SOTA)
  • European Society of Tissue Regeneration in Orthopaedics and Traumatology (ESTROT)
  • International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT)
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy Association (BOSTAA)

Specialist surgical interests


London Sports Orthopaedics

​​31 Old Broad Street, The City



The London Bridge Hospital

27 Tooley St



Lyca Health, Canary Wharf

1 Westferry Circus


E14 4HD

Circle Hendon Hospital

46/50 Sunny Gardens Rd



Circle The Kings Oak Hospital

127 The Ridgeway



Circle The Cavell Hospital

Cavell Dr

Uplands Park Rd



Publications and Journal Reviewer Positions

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