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Prof Jonathan Rees will take up the leadership role on 1 April.

Horizontal portrait of Jonathan Rees

Professor Jonathan Rees is the Director of the Botnar Institute for Musculoskeletal Sciences at the University of Oxford and is Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder Surgeon at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.  

 

 

I am honoured to be taking over the Headship of NDORMS from Professor Andy Carr. Over the last 20 years Andy has steered the department to its position as an internationally renowned musculoskeletal research and teaching department. I look forward to working closely with all our staff and students to deliver world class research and new discoveries to improve the lives of people suffering with musculoskeletal pain and disability.
Professor Jonathan Rees

 

Professor Andrew Carr will step down at the end of March as NDORMS Head of Department after 21 years. During that time he has realised a vision, alongside the comprehensive rebuild of the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre Hospital (NOC), to construct the three wings of Botnar Research Institute on the hospital site, and the move of the Kennedy Institute for Rheumatology to Oxford, bringing world leading research hand-in-hand with NHS patient care.

Professor Gavin Screaton, Head of the Medical Sciences Division commented: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Andy for his 21 years of service to the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, and welcome Professor Jonathan Rees as the new Head of Department.  

Under Andy’s tenure, NDORMS has grown significantly from 20 to over 500 research staff and students. His research in defining the use of the Oxford Knee as a partial knee replacement and the development of Oxford Score to assess patients’ views of surgical outcomes has been hugely impactful to millions of patients across the world. He has also been instrumental in pioneering the use of randomised clinical trials of surgery to improve evidence for commonly performed operations. I wish Andy continued success in the new phase of his career. 

Jonathan takes over leadership of the Department at an exciting time, with the recent opening of the Marcela Botnar wing. The new wing will house a cohort of bioengineers, all researching ways to improve the treatment of arthritis, osteoporosis and other bone and joint diseases. I wish Jonathan every success in these new endeavours and look forward to hearing more good news from the Department.”

Professor Andrew Carr, current Head of Department said: “It is wonderful to hear that Professor Jonny Rees will be taking on the headship of NDORMS in April this year. I have no doubt that he will provide huge energy and inspirational leadership in the role and I wish him every success.” 

Prof Rees profile

Graduating from St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London, Prof Rees then trained in orthopaedic surgery in Oxford. He was appointed Clinical Lecturer to NDORMS in 2004 and then University Lecturer in 2005. He continued as a consultant shoulder and elbow surgeon, while teaching, training and running a musculoskeletal research programme before becoming Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Science in 2014. He has a number of national roles including President of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society, and is an NIHR Senior Investigator. Besides his University and national work, he continues to work as a Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder Surgeon at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

 

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