Mr Ian Lowdon first trained in Orthopaedic surgery in Oxford allowing him to develop an interest in hand surgery. This interest led him to travel to the USA to train at the Duke University where he specialised in hand and microsurgery, before coming back to the UK to become appointed as a General Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at Swindon in 1989, with a special interest in hand and upper limb surgery.
As the department has expanded over the years there has been an increase in sub-specialisation where Mr Lowdon has restricted his practice to focus on the upper limb. He undertakes a variety of different operations including Arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery and minimally invasive techniques, such as needle Fasciotomies for Dupuytren's.
During his career, Mr Lowdon has spent many years working in hospital management roles, including being the Medical Director of the Swindon and Marlborough NHS Trust when it was first established. He held this position for 7 years, and because of his interest in quality and his experience he is regularly invited to undertake reviews for the Department of Health and the Health Service Ombudsman.