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  • Applications for the shoulder fellowship starting in 2017 is now open.
    Please apply by visiting the Unit and sending your CV to Jan Barker
    Visits to the Reading shoulder unit are welcome - Please liaise with Jan Barker [Read more]
  • RSU is advertising for shoulder fellowship to start in July 2017
    a post-CCT shoulder fellowship for One year. please send CV to Mrs Jan Barker and arrange a visit to meet Prof Levy and Mr Sforza. [Read more]
  • Coming up courses:
    we invite you to join us:
    • Cadaveric Shoulder Arthroplasty Instructional course,  22-23 February 2018. Poznan, Poland.
    With UK and International faculty

    Limited places - Register early
    • GP Teaching event 21 March 2018 - Royal Berkshire Hospital
    The next GP teaching event will take place on 21 March 2018 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Trust Education Centre at 18:30 (Food will be provided)
    18:30 - 19:00 - arrival and registration 
    19:00 - 20:30 Teaching:
    • Algorithm for assesment and treatment of the painful shoulder
    • Examination of the shoulder
    • Advances in shoulder surgery

    I will encourage you to register early as places are limited. 

    For registration please e-mail or call on 01189028116.


  • New, New, New: Innovative Design Orthopaedics -
    IDO Isometer Shoulder Muscle Strength Gauge. [Read more]
  • Verso Stemless TSA with a new company Innovative Design Orthopaedics (IDO)
  • Shoulder study day for Physiotherapists
    Will be available soon.
    Please register your interest by e-mail to: [Read more]
  • For GPs - New!!! NHS Choose & Book
    The Unit at Berkshire Independent Hospital is open for NHS patients through Choose & Book (Extended Choice Network).
    Book online
    or contact the secretaries. [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]
  • New Survey on usage of shoulder replacement prostheses.
    Take the survey [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]
  • The least complications with the Verso shoulder compared with other reverse shoulder systems
    From the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, UK

    Bone Joint J 2013 vol. 95-B no. SUPP 27 25

    S. Robati, M.K. Shahid, J. Allport, A. Ray and G. Sforza 
  • 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.
    Its use is launched soon in Australia & New Zealand. 

  • Excellent clinical results over more than 11 years with the Verso rTSA.
    Very high patient satisfaction and return to full activities including sports. [Read more]
  • Cadaveric Shoulder Arthroplasty Instructional Course 22-23 February 2018 - Poznan, Poland

    Enquiries: Sean Bate +44 7469 191672


Current Fellows, 2018 

Andreas Leonidou, 
PgDip, MSc, FRCS(Tr&Orth)
Caroline Witney-Lagen, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
George Panagopoulos, MD    


Cormac P Kelly, FRCSI, FRCS Ed(Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Oswestry, United Kingdom.
Juan Bruguera, MD,
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Pamplona, Spain.
Hywel Williams, FRCS(Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, York, United Kingdom
Professor Ofer Levy, MD MCh (Orth) FRCS
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon
Reading Shoulder Unit, Reading, United Kingdom
Ron Dodenhoff, FRCS(Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Telford, United Kingdom.
Giuseppe Sforza, MD,
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Reading & Redditch, United Kingdom.
Samir Massoud, FRCS (Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Prof. Lennard Funk, BSc. MSc. FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wrightington, United Kingdom
Harry Brownlow FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Tariq Zaman, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Ealing, United Kingdom
'Venkat'  B. Venkateswaran, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Pinderfield & Dewsbury, United Kingdom
Amit Bhargava, FRCS(Tr&Orth) - Junior Fellow
Now Consultant Foot & Ankle surgeon, Delhi, India.
Hannan Mullett, FRCS (TR&Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, DublinIreland
Anne Karlse, MD
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Belgium
Kapil Kumar, FRCS (TR&Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Aberdeen, Scotland
Matt Ravenscroft, FRCS (TR&Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Stepping Hill, United Kingdom
Mark Webb, FRCS (TR&Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Chester, United Kingdom
Eyiyemi Pearse, FRCS (TR&Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, St. George's, London, United Kingdom
2006-2007 Sunil Sharma, FRCS (TR&Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fife, United Kingdom.
2007-2008 Jai Relwani,MS (Orth), DNB (Orth), FRCS (TR&Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom.
2007-2008 Omar Haddo, FRCS (TR&Orth) Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Whittington Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
2008-2009 Nir Hous, MD Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Rambam Medical Centre, Haifa, Israel. 2008-2009 Peer Konings MRCS(Ed), MD Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Arnheim, The Netherlands.
2008-2009 Greg Heffernan, MB, BCh (NUI), FRCSI (Orth), MSc (Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Cork, Ireland.
2009-2010 Ali Narvani MB BS(Hons), BSc(Hons), MRCS(Eng), MSc(Sports Med.)(Hons), FRCS (Orth & Trauma), MFSEM(UK)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Chertsey & St Peters Hospital, Surrey,  &
The Reading Shoulder Unit, Reading, United Kingdom.
2010-2011 Alexander Van Tongel, MD
Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon, Ghent, Belgium.
Ehud (Udi) Atoun, MD MCh(Orth)
Riten Prahdan, FRCS
Consultant upper limb Surgeon at George Eliot Hospital, Warwickshire, United Kingdom.
Lora Young, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom.
2012 - 2013
Rupen Dattani, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Chelsea & Westminster, London, United Kingdom.
2013 - 2014
Oren Tsvieli, MD 
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Israel
2013 - 2014
Ioannis Polyzois, MD
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Chertsey & St Peters, Surrey, United Kingdom.
Georgios Arealis, MD
Consultant Upper Limb and Trauma
Wye Valley NHS Trust, Hereford, United Kingdom
George Mazis, MD
Ernest Fawzi, MD, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Paolo Consigliere, MD
Luis Gerardo Natera Cisneros, MD
Barcelona, Spaim

Visiting Fellows

Ehud Rath, MD - from Israel - Visiting Fellow 1999 and 2001 Mikael Borges from Curitiba, Brazil - Visiting Fellow 2002
Alberto Francés, MD PhD,
Jefe del Servicio de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
Hospital Infanta Elena,
Madrid, Spain
Bulent Bektaser, MD from Ankara, Turkey - Visiting Fellow 2003
Francesco Rosa, MD -from Milano, Italy - Visiting Fellow 2010 Artan Banos, MD , from Crete, Greece/ Tirana, Albania - Visiting Fellow 2010
    Theofanis Vasilakakos - from Greece - Visiting fellow 2010-2011
Cristian Aravena, MD, Santiago, Chile - Visiting fellow 2011-2012 Oren Tsvieli - from Eilat, Israel - Visiting fellow 2012
Luis Gerardo Natero Cisneros - from Barcelona, Spain - Visiting fellow 2012 Jose Luis Martin Alguacil - from Granada, Spain - Visiting fellow 2012 
Guillermo Salmerón - from Almeria, Spain - Visiting fellow 2012 Paulo Santoro Belangero - from Sao Paulo, Brazil - Visiting fellow 2012
Flavio Olivelli - from Milano, Italy - Visiting fellow 2012 Alberto Trimarchi, MD - from Ferrara, Italy - Visiting fellow 2013
Angeles Iriberry - from Buenos Aires, Argentina - Visiting fellow 2013 Belen Porcar Vilar, MD
Valencia, Spain.
Visiting fellow 2013
León Ezagui Bentolila, MD
Barcelona, Spain
Visiting fellow 2013
Giorgio Ippolito, MD
Rome, Italy
Visiting fellow 2014
Silvio Carminati, MD
Giuseppe Verderame
Sicily. Italy
Paolo Consigliere, MD
Joanna Walecka, MD
Poznan, Poland
Joana Bento Rodrigues, MD
Coimbra, Portugal
Giuseppe Della Rotonda, MD
Napoli, Italy
Pinhas Segal, MD
Marta Olmeda Lozano, MD
Madrid, Spain
Rolando Montoya, MD
Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM), Mexico
Hagai Klein, MD
José Enrique Aroca, MD 
Valencia, Spain
Elias Torrecilla, MD
San Carlos Clinic Hospital, Madrid, Spain
Anna , MD, Spain Albert Ferrando, MD, Valencia, Spain