Mr James Donaldson is one of London's most highly-skilled orthopaedic surgeons. Operating from the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, he has a special interest in hip replacements, knee replacements, using stem cells for cartilage replacements, soft tissue knee surgery, arthroscopic knee surgery and ligament reconstruction. He is also the clinical director of the joint reconstruction unit at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.
Mr Donaldson was awarded his first medical qualification at University College London Medical School in 2002, receiving a certificate of merit in his MB finals. He then worked on the Royal National Orthopeadic Hospital rotation until 2013 to complete his training. Mr Donaldson went on to complete two sub-specialist fellowships: a one-year international fellowship in Toronto, Canada and a six month fellowship at Stanmore on the joint reconstruction unit. He is currently a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal National Orthopeadic Hospital. He additionally worked as consultant at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead. He is on the clinical governance committee at Stanmore and also sits on a number of multidisciplinary national meetings for complex case referral.
Throughout Mr Donaldson's illustrious career, he has been awarded ten academic prizes including a surgery distinction in 2000 and a pharmacology certificate of merit in 1998. Later on his career, he was awarded the Royal College of Surgeons Preiskel Elective Prize in 2001 and the Jacques Duparc prize from the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology in 2009. He has written numerous textbook chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals and has co-authored a website for junior orthopaedic trainees and medical students. He is a member of a number of professional bodies such as the British Orthopaedic Association and the Royal College of Surgeons.