Andy WilliamsUnited Kingdom
Andy Williams MB, BS; FRCS (Orth.), FFSEM(UK) Knee surgeon at Fortius Clinic, London; Reader at Imperial College London; and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford. He qualified from King’s College Hospital, London in 1987. Orthopaedic training was at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, and a year’s Fellowship in Brisbane, Australia with Peters Myers and McMeniman. This is where his experience with sports-related surgery began. On return to the UK in 1997 he became Senior Lecturer / Honorary Consultant at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. His elective practice is exclusively knee surgery. Approximately 80% is soft tissue knee surgery, and he undertakes around 100 ACL reconstructions per year, of which around half are on professional athletes, and a multi-ligament reconstruction every 2 weeks. This latter work represents one of the World’s largest experiences. He has been the primary knee surgeon for many of the UK’s professional sports teams, including 75% English Premier League Football teams, and 80% Premiership rugby for many years. 50% of his patients are professional sportsmen and women, and 50% of all his operative cases are on professional athletes. He is a founder and board member of Fortius Clinic in central London. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles. His study of knee motion employing weight-bearing, ‘dynamic’ MRI has fundamentally changed thinking in the field. For this he was awarded The Hunterian Professorship by The Royal College of Surgeons of England for 2005-2006. Current research interests are in the fields of inflammatory response to knee injury, and biomechanics at Imperial College, London, where an anatomical study of the lateral soft tissue restraints aiding the ACL was awarded the Trillat Prize at ISAKOS 2015. He was a lead editor of the 39th Edition of Gray’s Anatomy published in December 2004. He was on the executive of The British Association for Surgery of The Knee. He sat on the Editorial Board of the Bone and Joint Journal and the ESSKA Sports Committee. In 2002 he was awarded the ABC Travelling Fellowship. He was named in the UK’s Top 100 Doctors by the Times newspaper in 2011. He is the first UK member of The Herodicus Society.