Mr Andrew McAndrew is an esteemed and highly regarded consultant orthopaedic and trauma surgeon in London. He specialises in lower limb reconstruction, limb lengthening in children, complex trauma, and deformity correction. Some of his focuses include surgery of the foot, ankle, and knee, fractures, Ilizarov apparatus, and lower limb pain.
In 1990, Mr McAndrew qualified from St George's Hospital Medical School before continuing with his basic surgical training in Yorkshire. This was followed by two full years of research in Sheffield before subsequently receiving his MD in 2004. Mr McAndrew completed his higher surgical training in the Wessex Region before spending a year training in Surrey as an Ilizarov fellow undertaking sub-speciality training in trauma and limb reconstruction.
Mr McAndrew was first appointed to the Royal Berkshire Hospital NHSFT in 2007. This is where he brought the Ilizarov apparatus system to Reading, and Mr McAndrew additionally set up a limb reconstruction service. The service takes on complex trauma and deformity correction. Subsequently, Mr McAndrew is the lead surgeon, mainly interested in lower limb.
Currently, Mr McAndrew is the director of trauma at the Trust and was the one who made a successful bid to have it designated as a trauma unit. Mr McAndrew continues to hold posts on boards and in public associations, maintaining an important role in his field.
In the same vein, Mr McAndrew carries on with research as the primary investigator in multiple studies and clinical trials. This work has previously won him awards. Mr McAndrew is also a peer reviewer for renowned journals such as the Bone and Joint Journal, Bone and Joint Research, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, The Surgeon, and the British Medical Journal.