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Epaminondas Markos Valsamis

MB BChir, MA(Cantab), MRCS, PGCert


NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Specialty Registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedics on the Oxford Deanery

Markos completed his medical studies at the University of Cambridge. He entered specialty training in Trauma and Orthopaedics in Oxford and is now completing a DPhil as part of Prof Rees' research group. He has been awarded an NIHR Doctoral Fellowship to carry out research with the overall aim of "Improving  outcomes for patients having shoulder replacements: guiding patient selection, evaluating cost-effectiveness and informing NHS provision"

His previous research has focused on learning curve modelling, and he has applied his research to investigate patterns of learning in both elective and emergency Orthopaedic surgery. He has presented his work at national and international meetings and been awarded several prizes including the SICOT/AAOS Scholarship Prize and the internationally competitive AO Stephan Perren Travelling Research Fellowship.

Alongside his studies, Markos enjoys tennis and table tennis, and is an active member of the Oxford University Underwater Exploration Group (OUUEG).