Mr Ashley Cole is a highly respected consultant orthopaedic spinal surgeon in Sheffield. He is renowned for his expertise in spinal surgery, neck surgery, sciatica and the lumbar spine. He also specialises in back pain and scoliosis.
Mr Cole qualified in medicine in 1991 from the University of Nottingham before going on to complete further training in Sheffield. During this period, he also completed several specialist fellowships in spinal surgery in Nottingham, Brisbane, Australia and the USA. Mr Cole is an appointed fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons trauma and orthopaedics section and has also completed a DM research degree at the University of Nottingham. He sees private patients at the revered Spire Claremont Hospital practising with Sheffield Orthopaedics Ltd, a highly esteemed centre for excellence in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine.
Throughout his esteemed career, Mr Cole has held numerous senior positions and was a co-founder of NHS England’s British Spine Registry, a national database of all spinal surgical procedures. He is spinal chair of the Orthopaedic Expert Working Group and clinical lead of the Regional Spinal Networks project. In addition, he holds various key roles in esteemed professional bodies and is president elect of the British Scoliosis Society, a council member of the British Association of Clinical Anatomists and an executive committee member of both the British Association of Spinal Surgeons and the UK Spinal Societies Board.
Mr Cole has published a number of academic papers which appear in peer-reviewed academic journals. He continues to be active in research and is the chief investigator for the Bracing Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (BASIS) study funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR).