Sam Gidwani is a Consultant Hand and Wrist surgeon and Head of the Orthopaedic department at Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals. He trained in orthopaedic and trauma surgery in London, Surrey and Bristol. During his formative training he first developed an interest for hand surgery whilst working in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead. In 2006, Mr Gidwani, completed his orthopaedic training and obtained his Fellowship to the Royal College of Surgeons (Tr&Orth). He then spent two years in further training at specialist hand and wrist centres including Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, the Pulvertaft Hand Centre in Derby, and the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. During his time in Australia, he worked with Professor Mark Ross and learnt many of the techniques he uses for treatment of complex wrist injuries in his practice today. In September 2014 he became the Clinical Lead of the Orthopaedic Department, one of the largest and busiest units in London. He is also an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at King's College London.
In his current role, Sam’s practice remains focused on disorders of the hand, wrist and forearm, and in 2011 he was awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Hand Surgery, by the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH).