Speakers

Experienced professionals delivering tailored CPD courses

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Ali Zavareh

Consultant Radiologist, London Central

Dr. Zavareh trained in clinical radiology at University College London Hospital and gained the FRCR qualification in 2011. His final year of radiology training was focused on musculoskeletal (MSK) subspecialty at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (Stanmore) and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (Oxford). This was followed by one-year MSK Radiology fellowship at the North Bristol NHS Trust, home to the “Avon Orthopaedic centre”. Since 2014, he has been an MSK Radiology Consultant at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

His specialist interests are sports, rheumatology, orthopaedic and spinal imaging, reporting MRIs, CTs and X-rays. He also performs diagnostic MSK ultrasound examinations, dynamic ultrasound testing of tendons and joints as well as ultrasound guided procedures and injections. He has regular weekly CT guided nerve root and facet joint injection lists.

His academic interests are in teaching and research, regularly publishing in peer reviewed journals.

Dr Zavareh reports MRI scans at Oryon Imaging and holds regular Ultrasound clinics there. If you have any appointment queries, would like Dr Zavareh to report on your patients etc, please give us a call on 020 7042 1888 and ask to speak to Paul or Rob.

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Mark Wotherspoon

Sports Medicine Physician, Southampton

Dr Wotherspoon is a Consultant in Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Medicine with a specialist interest in chronic groin pain, underperformance syndrome and tendon injuries.

Dr Wotherspoon qualified from St George’s Hospital in 1985. Having worked in Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and A&E, he completed his GP vocational training in 1991. He was a Principal in General Practice till 2010. He completed his diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine in 1992 and has worked in Sport and Exercise Medicine since then.

Dr Wotherspoon is a founding fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine and has extensive Team Doctor experience. He was the club doctor at Fulham FC for eight years from1992 to 2000, at London Irish RFC for two years from 2002 to 2004 and is currently the Lead Medical Officer at Southampton FC. He was also Chief Medical Officer for England and Great Britain hockey for seven years and attended 2 Commonwealth Games and 1 Olympic game in this role. He has been a Medical Officer for England Cricket Team since 2007. He worked at the English Institute of Sport, based at Bisham Abbey from its origins till 2013 and in this capacity has attended The World Student Games in 1997, European Cups and World Championships across a wide variety of Olympic Sports including hockey, rowing, canoeing and speed skating.

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Julian Widdowson

Consultant In Sport And Exercise Medicine, London Central

Dr Widdowson trained at University College Hospital, London. He has over 20 years of experience in Sport and Exercise Medicine, and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine. He is also the Sport Physician to the Royal Ballet School, White Lodge.

Julian is the team doctor for Gloucester Rugby and was the team doctor for Bath Rugby for 12 years, having been Head of Sports Medicine at Bath Rugby for five years. He worked for England Rugby Football Union for ten years and at present works for the Welsh Rugby Union. He was instrumental in setting up the role of the Independent Match Day Doctor (MDD) in Rugby Union in Concussion Management and is one of the MDDs at Twickenham. He is the Clinical lead for the South West hub of the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science. He was one of the lead SEM doctors track side at the athletic track in the Olympic Stadium for the London Olympics and was the Match Day Doctor for the Olympic Stadium in the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

He is experienced in cycling, working with professional international cyclists as well as the keen amateur, and is passionate about cycling and its benefit for health.

Julian works with many track and field athletes and is the TASS doctor for international athletes based at the University of Bath.

Julian consults at Schoen Clinic London, a specialist Orthopaedic hospital opened in August 2018.

Contact details:
Website: http://www.totalsportmedicine.co.uk/
Email: enquiry@totalsportmedicine.co.uk

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Paul Whittingham-Jones

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hertfordshire

Paul studied medicine at the Royal Free and University College Hospital, London - graduating in 2000. He trained in orthopaedic surgery on the 6-year Stanmore programme, based at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. He developed an interest in surgery around the hip and knee and undertook higher level training at St George’s, Tooting in pelvic and acetabular surgery as well as complex reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee.

He then went on to 3 further fellowships in sub-specialist areas;
• Treatment of young adults with hip problems under Aresh Hashemi-Nejad.
• Further work in young adults and complex hip and knee surgery with primary and revision surgery in Ottawa, Canada under Dr Paul Kim and Professor Paul Beaule.
• Primary and revision hip and knee surgery, St. Albans Hospital and West Herts Trust.

When there is free time Paul is a keen cyclist and loves spending time with his family.

Contact details:
www.paulwj.co.uk
secretary: michelle.hamilton@spirehealthcare.com / 07516 439820 / 01582 714360

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