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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)


Current Fellows, 2020 

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

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
Mattia Pugliese, MD