GMC Number: 6079818
Year of first qualification: 2003
Specialty: Trauma & Orthopaedics
Clinical interests: Knee & trauma
Secretary: Jane Starr
Telephone: 0117 414 1609
Mr Nick Howells completed his Undergraduate Medical training at Imperial College, London in 2003. His basic surgical training was in London and Oxford and his specialist orthopaedic training was completed in the Severn Deanery, based in Bristol.
Mr Howells has completed fellowship training in knee surgery and trauma surgery in Australia. He spent 10 months at the internationally renowned Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Surgery in Sydney under the supervision of Professor Leo Pinczewski gaining experience in all aspects of knee surgery.
He then spent 1 year at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, one of the busiest major trauma centres in Australia, gaining experience in orthopaedic trauma surgery and knee surgery.
Mr Howells was awarded an MSc in Surgical Technology by Imperial College, London in 2007 focusing on the use of simulators to train orthopaedic surgeons and awarded an MD in Orthopaedic Surgery by the University of Bristol in 2014 focusing on reasons for ongoing pain after knee replacement. He was also awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in 2014 in recognition of his training in medical education.
His elective practice focuses on knee surgery including primary and revision knee replacement, cartilage and ligament injuries and management of early and advanced osteoarthritis.