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Hamez Gacaferi

MD


DPhil Student

  • Dunhill Medical Trust Research (DMT) Training Fellow
  • Clinical Fellow, Trauma & Orthopaedics, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Oxford Surgical Collaborative for Audit and Research (OxSCAR) Committee 2020-2021

Hamez is a Medical Doctor from the Netherlands who is currently reading a DPhil in Musculoskeletal Sciences under the supervision of Associate Professor Stephanie Dakin and Professor Andrew Carr. His research is focused on studying the role of alarmins or damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) in the pathophysiology of Frozen Shoulder with an aim to guide novel therapies in the near future. Besides his DPhil studies, Hamez works as a Junior Doctor at the Trauma Unit of the John Radcliffe Hospital. 

Hamez studied Medicine at Leiden University in the Netherlands, during which he developed a profound interest in orthopaedic surgery. During his final year he attended a Research Traineeship at the Botnar Research Center, University of Oxford (NDORMS) where he investigated the role of alarmin high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) in Frozen Shoulder. After graduating in 2018, he started working as a Junior Doctor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). In 2019 he was awarded a Dunhill Medical Trust Research Training Fellowship to undertake a DPhil at the University of Oxford. In addition, he received a Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds scholarship (NL) and a Studiefonds Ketel 1 scholarship (NL) for academic merit.

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