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Steve Gwilym

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


Associate Professor & Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • University Lecturer, St Hildas' College, Oxford

Optimising outcomes following upper limb injuries

Steve Gwilym is an associate professor and consultant orthopaedic surgeon with a clinical and research interest in optimising the treatment of problems with the arm and shoulder.


Professor 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”. 

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).

Professor Gwilym holds a number of research grants, investigating problems of the arm and shoulder including fractures (PROFHER-2, AO upper limb outcomes), shoulder pain (SPIRIT) and tendon disease (CZI tendon seed).





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