Mr Derek Park is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon based in London, UK. Following his graduation from the University of Auckland, New Zealand he relocated to the UK to complete his basic surgical training at Broomfield Hospital Chelmsford, Essex.
In 2006 he was selected for Higher Specialist Training in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery on the Royal Free & Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore rotation. Upon completion of his specialist training Mr Park further sub-specialised in foot and ankle surgery at both the Surrey Fellowship at Frimley Park, the Royal Surrey County Hospital and later the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.
On account of his medical expertise, Mr Park was awarded the British Orthopaedic Association travelling fellowship award in 2012 and 2013, and the AO Fellowship in 2013. He has a special interest in the management of stubborn heel pain and sports injuries affecting the foot and ankle. Owing to his comprehensive experience, he manages the entire spectrum of foot and ankle conditions including bunions, toe deformities, arthritis, tendon problems and diabetic feet.
A firm believer in the significance of research, he has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals on the subject of orthopaedic surgery and has also authored textbook chapters in orthopaedics, remaining a committed teacher and trainer.
Mr Park appreciates the frustration that painful feet can elicit and therefore believes in putting patients at ease in order to enable them to make decisions about their care, and supporting them every step of their journey.