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Dr Mark Latimer

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon

I am an orthopaedic surgeon with a specialty interest in children's orthopaedics and skeletal dysplasias.
Dr Mark Latimer

My current role

As an orthopaedic surgeon I treat patients with musculoskeletal problems. These are largely problems with bones and joints.

I am an honorary senior lecturer in medical education. This involves teaching at every level from visiting primary schools to teaching senior trainees in orthopaedics, paediatrics and general practice. I also teach and learn from fellow consultants. I conduct medical school entrance interviews and also final exams.

I conduct research in orthopaedics. My recent publications have focussed on non-accidental injury and bone and joint infection.

Previous history

My first proper job was in my gap year working at a hotel in Israel.

I have worked in basic science research and also industrial engineering for ICI and Monsanto.

In medicine I have worked in various specialties including plastic surgery, neurosurgery, intensive care, and general surgery.

I have worked in medicine in India, Tanzania and Australia. I continue to work as a volunteer for two weeks of teaching and operating each year in Uganda.

I have received an NHS Innovation Award for developing paediatric fracture clinics and virtual fracture clinics.

I have been employed as a medical tutor at King's, St John's and Newnham Colleges at Cambridge University.

I have also worked as an advisor to the Cabinet Office.

Memberships and accreditations

  • FRCS (trauma and orthopaedics) RCS England (2007)
  • MRCS RCS England (2002)
  • MRCS RCS Edinburgh (2001)
  • MBBChir Cambridge University (1997)
  • MEng Oxford University (1993)
  • BA (Hons) Oxford University (1992)
  • BOA - British Orthopaedic Association
  • BSCOS - British Society of Children's Orthopaedic Surgery
  • GMC - General Medical Council
  • BMA - British Medical Association
  • RCS - Royal College of Surgeons
  • SDG - Honorary Treasurer of UK Skeletal Dysplasia Group
  • LPUK - Medical Advisor to Little People UK
  • CTOC - Cambridge Trauma and Orthopaedic Club (Ex-President)
  • EAOC - East Anglian Orthopaedic Club
  • Member of Clare College

Personal interests

I am a husband, father and sailor. I have an interest in overseas work.

Favourite quote

Primum non nocere - first do no harm (Auguste François Chomel 1788-1858)