Mr Colin Nnadi is an experienced, patient-focused spinal surgeon with a specialist interest in paediatric and adult deformity. He is clinical lead for orthopaedic spine surgery in Oxford. As a consultant orthopaedic spinal surgeon, he treats all manner of spinal problems, with expertise in a wide variety of conditions, including general spinal disorders, trauma, spinal infections, fractures, and degenerative spinal conditions.
He undertook spine fellowship training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London, and at the Norfolk and Norwich University Teaching Hospital. He was appointed consultant orthopaedic spine surgeon at Oxford University Hospitals Trust in 2008, and is currently the clinical lead for Oxford University Hospitals Spine Unit.
He sees patients privately at the Portland Hospital and The Harley Street Clinic in London.
Mr Nnadi has performed 4-5000 spinal surgeries in his 17 years of practice, seeing over 1-2000 outpatient cases every year, and performing on average one complex deformity case a week. His approach is friendly, patient-orientated, and allows patients and their families to understand his recommended treatment course and diagnosis.
Mr Nnadi is involved in research and development in the field of spinal surgery and was chief investigator for the UK multi-centre MAGEC rods trial in early onset scoliosis. In 2011, Mr Nnadi founded the internationally renowned Oxford Early Onset Scoliosis Meeting, and he has served on several international educational spine faculties. He is a regular faculty member at international conferences on paediatric spinal surgery, and is the elected chair of the Growing Spine Committee, Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), and a member of the Paediatric Medical Device Taskforce for the SRS.
In 2015, Mr Nnadi published a book on early onset scoliosis, which is now sold worldwide, in addition to publishing various papers in peer-reviewed spine journals along with several textbook chapters. Mr Nnadi worked to develop national guidelines on the management of thrombo-embolism in spinal surgery, and between 2016 - 2018 he served on the NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) Venous Thromboembolism Guidelines Consultation Committee. He is a trustee for the Scoliosis Association UK.