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Andrew Carr


Nuffield Professor of Orthopaedics

  • Former Head of Department NDORMS
  • Former Director of the Botnar Institute for Musculoskeletal Sciences
  • Former Director NIHR Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit

Professor Andrew Carr ChM DSc FRCS FMedSci is a British surgeon and clinical scientist, whose work over 40 years has influenced the evaluation of surgical procedures including the increased involvement of patients in assessing clinical outcomes. He has pioneered the use of large scale randomised trials of surgery including the controversial use of placebo surgical controls. He holds the Nuffield Professorship of orthopaedics at Oxford University, is a fellow of Worcester College, Oxford and was head of the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences for 21 years. Professor Carr was born in Bradford and studied medicine at Bristol University before training in Sheffield, Oxford and Melbourne. He founded and directed the Botnar Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences and was Director of the NIHR Biomedical Research Unit. He was Divisional Director of the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre during its merger to form Oxford University Hospitals NHS foundation trust and was instrumental in the move of the Kennedy Institute to Oxford in 2013. He is a Nuffield Medical Trustee, a council member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Deputy Chair of the board of trustees of Bristol University and one of the most cited surgical researchers globally.  He has received numerous national and international awards, is an NIHR senior investigator and a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. 


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