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  • RSU is advertising for shoulder fellowship to start in August-September 2019 and begining of 2020
    a post-CCT shoulder fellowship for Two years. please send CV to Prof. Levy's PA Charlotte Bourne and arrange a visit to meet Prof Levy and Mr Sforza. [Read more]
  • IDO Isometer Shoulder Muscle Strength Gauge.

    Available to buy online in - Innovative Design Orthopaedics - [Read more]
  • Groundbreaking research from the Reading Shoulder Unit by Prof. Ofer Levy and his team regarding Propionibacterium Acnes and shoulder arthritis. 
    Propionibacterium acnes: an underestimated etiology in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis?

    This is a very important article in that it suggests the presence of propionibacterium in previously unoperated shoulders with arthritis and furthermore that 'aseptic' failures of shoulder arthroplasty may, in fact, be related to indolent infections with this slow growing organism.
    Read comments by Dr Frederick A. Matsen III, M.D.
    [Read more]
  • Listen to the BBC Radio4 programme - a day in the operating theatre at the Reading Shoulder Unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital - Case Notes with Dr Mark Porter on Regional anaesthesia for shoulder surgery [Read more]
  • Art at the Reading Shoulder and Elbow Centre
    Original fine art prints all dealing with human body in different situations by four artists are exhibited in the Reading Shoulder and Elbow centre 

    The prints on display are available to buy, with the artist contributing a donation to research. For more information please contact the secretaries in the unit.

    [Read more]
  • The Verso stemless rTSA is approved in Australia & New Zealand by the TGA.
    and it was launched and in increase use in Australia. 

  • Due to the current state of lockdown due the Coronavirus outbreak, We offer Virtual Video consultations for post-operative patients and follow-up and offer Virtual Video consultations for advice for new patients.

    If interested please call:
    Prof. Ofer Levy - Secretary - Cherie 07800875033
    Mr. Giuseppe Sforza - Secretary - Tania 07488384479
    NHS - Secretary - Gail 0118 902 8109
      [Read more]
  • Further scientific support from Robert Hudek et al. paper to Prof. Levy’s theory on the role of C Acnes in the aetiology of Osteoarthritis (Read More)
Reading Shoulder Fellowships

Fellowship Programme

The Reading Shoulder Fellowship is a Two-year fellowship:
The 1st year - Clinical research fellowship funded by a private Research/Educational grant and a 2nd year Senior Clinical research fellowship funded by the NHS - Royal Berkshire Hospital.  
This is an excellent opportunity for post CCT Orthopaedic trainees to undertake research and clinical work under primary supervision of Professor Ofer Levy.
The main focus of the role will be in shoulder and elbow surgery. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to undertake clinical and operative work. There will also be opportunities to join trauma lists if this is desirable.
Working alongside a dedicated team of Research Fellows and playing an integral role in service delivery, the successful candidates will enjoy a multitude of research opportunities and be expected to produce high quality research for peer review publication and national/international meeting presentations.
The job has a great track record for both academic and clinical research with previous Fellows achieving over ten presentations/ publications per year. Our organisation has extensive links to elite sport, which also offers additional avenues for unique clinical exposure and research themes.
The posts are aimed at boosting the candidate’s academic and clinical achievements for a future Consultant job
This Fellowship is recognised for training by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

The Fellow will gain extensive experience in all aspects of shoulder surgery: arthroscopic surgery techniques, open reconstructions, treatment of shoulder trauma including minimally invasive techniques, and shoulder arthroplasty. The fellow will also be involved in clinical and basic science research. The Shoulder Fellow will be expected to monitor the implementation of the computerised Orthopaedic Database set up by the previous fellow, to continue with existing retrospective research, to set up prospective trials, which may be continued by subsequent fellows, and to initiate basic research projects, which may be aided by other junior staff in the hospital. The Shoulder Fellow will be expected as well to take part and to contribute to the teaching of the junior staff.

The fellowship starts usually in January-February and July-September every year.  

Enquiries please e-mail your CV and cover letter to:


Candidates visits to the unit are welcome - please liaise with Prof. Levy's PA Charlotte Bourne

Fellowship Programme Director: Prof. Ofer Levy MD MCh(Orth) FRCS

Shoulder fellowship application

Please download the Post Description

Current and previous fellows

International travelling Fellowships

SECEC Intra European Travelling Fellowship 2007     


American - European Travelling Fellowship 2009
Dr April Armstrong & Dr Joe Abboud


SECEC Intra European Travelling Fellowship 2011

South African shoulder and Elbow society Travelling fellowship

SECEC Intra European Travelling Fellowship 2015