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Mr Sebastian Dawson-Bowling
Mr Sebastian Dawson-Bowling
MA, MSc, LLM, FRCS(Tr& Orth)
Orthopaedic Surgery
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Knee Surgery
Hip Surgery


General Medical Council: 4736143




Mr Sebastian Dawson-Bowling is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialised in all aspects of lower limb surgery, with a keen interest in primary and revision hip and knee surgery. He currently works at the Barts Health NHS Trust, with clinical duties at both the Royal London Hospital and at the Gateway Surgiccal Centre in Newham, where he is the orthopaedic lead for the development of the new arthroplasty (hip and knee) centre.

After completion of his undergraduate medical training at Magdalene College, Cambridge and Guy's and St. Thomas's Hospitals, he undertook his basic medical training and specialist surgical training in the South East Thames region. Following that, Sebastian undertook a sub-specialist fellowship at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore and at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Before taking up his current consultant post in January 2014, he worked for a year as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at St. George’s Hospital in London.

In addition to his medical training, Sebastian's strong academic interest culminated in him graduating from Cardiff University Law School with a Masters’ degree in medical law (LLM) in 2008, where he completed a thesis on Medical Negligence and Informed Consent. He also completed an MSc degree (2009) at Brighton and Sussex Medical School based on his laboratory research into uncemented hip resurfacing implants. 

A reviewer for several journals including the Bone and Joint Journal, The Knee and the British Medical Journal, he regularly presents his work at national and international conferences, including the British Orthopaedic Association and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Additionally, he co-authored 12 peer-reviewed publications and his current research interests include the development of accelerated recovery pathways for patients undergoing joint replacement surgery. He also contributed book chapters on orthopaedics, trauma and medical law to various volumes published by Oxford University Press and PasTest, and has himself published 3 orthopaedic textbooks as a lead author or editor.

Sebastian is a firm believer that empathetic and effective communication with patients before surgery plays a key role in all aspects of their care, including short-term post-operative recovery and long-term outcomes. 

During his spare time, Sebastian enjoys spending time with his family and staying active through exercise and training. He is married to Emma, a psychiatrist, and together they have two children - Elspeth and Daniel. He is also a keen classical music enthusiast and a former Cambridge University and GB oarsman.

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Medical Procedures

  • Hip Replacement 
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Hip Revision

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Special Interests

  • Joint Sprains/Sport Injuries
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Redo (revision) Hip Replacement
  • Redo (revision) Knee Replacement
  • Assessment and treatment of failing/painful joint replacement;
  • Keyhole (arthroscopic) Hip and Knee Surgery
  • Accelerated Recovery following Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Medical Law


Primary Medical Qualifications

MA University of Cambridge 2000

MBBS University of London 2000

LLM Cardiff University Law School 2009

MSc Brighton and Sussex Medical School 2009

FRCS(Tr&Orth) Royal College of Surgeons 2009

Professional Memberships

British Orthopaedic Association                                                                                                                                

British Hip Society

British Association for Surgery of the Knee

Royal Society of Medicine

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons

British Medical Association

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