Samuel Vollans

Sam Vollans is an award-winning consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in shoulder, elbow and upper limb conditions, injuries and procedures. His awards include the Arthritis Research Campaign (ARC) Studentship for Novel Research. Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Medbelle positionConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
TitlesBSc (Hons), MB.ChB, FRCS (Tr&Orth), DipSEM(UK&I)
Experience17 years
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
Samuel Vollans


Sam Vollans is an experienced consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in shoulder, elbow and upper limb procedures. He deals with all aspects of shoulder, elbow and wrist trauma in addition to elective shoulder and elbow complaints, and he is passionate about patient education, from assessment through to treatment, with or without surgery. Furthermore, he has worked alongside and been trained by three of the world's most renowned elbow surgeons (Mr D Stanley, Prof D Eygendaal, Dr van Riet). Patients describe him as considerate, kind and professional.


  • Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon - Chapel Allerton, Leeds
  • Upper Limb Trauma Surgeon - Leeds General Infirmary
  • Paediatric Shoulder & Elbow Surgery - Leeds General Infirmary
  • Virtual Fracture Clinic Lead - Leeds General Infirmary
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer University of Leeds
  • Lead Consultant for Virtual Fracture Clinic, Leeds General Infirmary
  • Clinical Lead for the Personal Health Record
  • Elective Recovery in Orthopaedics for West Yorkshire
  • Consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Nuffield Leeds


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Tr & Orth, Sept 2013
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, May 2008
  • Diploma in Sports & Exercise Medicine (UK), Nov 2008
  • 1999-2005 University of Leeds BSc Hons (1st) Clinical Sciences in Relation to Medicine
  • MB.ChB; Distinction in Final Year Clinical University of Leeds

Awards and achievements

  • Arthritis Research Campaign (ARC) Studentship for Novel Research
  • Conrad Lewin Prize (2003), awarded the British Association of Clinical Anatomists to the best paper presented by a junior academic.

Professional memberships

  • British Elbow & Shoulder Society
  • European Wrist Arthroscopy Society
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • North & West Yorkshire Shoulder & Elbow Society
  • General Medical Council (GMC) 6128355

Specialist surgical interests

  • Elbow keyhole/arthroscopic surgery
  • Total elbow replacement
  • Partial elbow replacement
  • Elbow instability and ligament reconstruction
  • Tennis/golfer's elbow
  • Ulnar nerve release
  • Shoulder keyhole/arthroscopic surgery
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Arthroscopic shoulder stabilisation
  • Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist trauma/fractures
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger finger
  • De Quervain's tenosynovitis
  • Paediatric/Children's elbow problems
  • Upper limb post-traumatic deformity.


Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital

2 Leighton St



Leeds General Infirmary Hospital

Great George St




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