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Steve Gwilym

MBBS, BSc, DPhil, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer & Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • University Lecturer, St Hildas' College, Oxford
Optimising outcomes following upper limb injuries

Mr Stephen Gwilym is an orthopaedic trauma surgeon with a specialist interest in upper limb reconstruction. He is also an active clinician scientist, conducting research at the University of Oxford. 


Mr Gwilym graduated from University College, London in 2000 having previously obtained a First Class degree in Human Sciences, with a focus on the neurophysiology of pain.  After basic surgical training in London and Oxford he entered specialist Orthopaedic training in Oxford in 2004. 

Between 2007 and 2010 he worked with Professor Andy Carr at NDORMS and Professor Irene Tracey at the Functional MRI of the Brain centre, Oxford.  The resultant DPhil (PhD) thesis was titled “Investigating the phenotype and mechanisms of chronic pain in musculoskeletal disease”. 

In 2011 Stephen was appointed as Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedics at the University of Oxford.  

During 2012 Stephen completed specialist fellowships in both Trauma and Shoulder & Elbow surgery at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia .  He then travelled to numerous centres of excellence throughout Europe, as part of a Shoulder and Elbow travelling Fellowship (BESS).

He returned to Oxford in 2013 and is now a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a sub-specialty interest in upper-limb trauma and reconstruction. 

He continues with his research in musculoskeletal pain, with a particular interest in shoulder and neck pain following trauma and optimising the outcomes following fractures. 

In 2015 Mr Gwilym was appointed as an honorary senior lecturer in recognition of his ongoing research and teaching in Orthopaedics.  He also holds a post as University Lecturer in Surgery at St Hilda's college, Oxford.

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