Stephen Drew

Stephen Drew is an experienced consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in shoulder, elbow and hand and wrist surgery. He has treated a wide variety of athletes of all abilities and was one of the upper limb surgeons to the British Gymnastics Team and British Orthopaedic Association (BOA).

Medbelle positionConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
TitlesMBBS, Bsc, MS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Tr &, Orth)
Experience34 years
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
Stephen Drew


Stephen Drew is a highly-experienced Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in shoulder and elbow surgery and hand and wrist surgery. He is a member of BESS (British Elbow and Shoulder Society) council and is currently secretary. Previously, he served as a member of the BESS research committee, giving him a very good insight into the evidence base for shoulder and elbow surgery, as well as an early awareness of new and developing treatments. He is the Lead Clinician for shoulder and elbow research at Warwick University, and is the Principle Investigator for a £1 million grant from NIHR into using the InSpace Balloon for massive rotator cuff tears. He regularly teaches national and international courses and especially enjoys teaching practical arthroscopic skills. Patients describe him as pleasant, comforting and professional.


  • Consultant orthopaedic surgeon University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
  • President-Elect BESS (British Elbow and Shoulder Society) 2021-2023, and he will take over the Presidency from June 2023 until June 2025.
  • Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Nuffield Warwickshire


  • MBBS London University 1988
  • FRCS Royal College Surgeon London 1992
  • FRCS Tr & Orth Intercollegiate Board 1997
  • MS London University 2003
  • Upper Limb Fellowship (DePuy Shoulder Fellow) Wrightington Hospital 2000

Professional memberships

  • General Medical Council (GMC) number 3301151
  • BESS (British Shoulder and Elbow Society)
  • SECEC (European Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
  • BOA (British Orthopaedic Association)

Specialist surgical interests

  • Tennis elbow
  • Wrist pain
  • Shoulder Stabilisation
  • Labral Repair
  • Latarjet Procedure
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Shoulder Tendon Transfers and Grafts
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Stemless Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Upper limb surgery
  • Elbow surgery
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Sports injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Shoulder decompression
  • Degenerative elbow disorders
  • Elbow pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Hydrodistension Injection and Capsular Release
  • Wrist fractures
  • Hand surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder and Elbow Arthritis
  • Ulnar Nerve Decompression


Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital

The Chase

Old Milverton Ln

Leamington Spa

CV32 6RW

Circle Meriden Hospital

University Hospital Site

Clifford Bridge Rd



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