Professor Alister Hart is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at University College London (UCL) and a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH). Professor Hart is also the Director of research and development at the RNOH and a co-director of the London Implant Retrieval Centre (LIRC).
Professor Hart is sub-specialised in both Hip Surgery and Knee Surgery. His research and publications focus on pursuing methods to achieve the optimum outcomes for patients following hip and knee replacements. Professor Hart using very well established methods to review the designs of the implants used in replacements and follows precise surgical methodologies to establish the role of positioning of implants into account. Professor Hart also rigorously analyses patient factors (outcomes and experience) when presenting his findings.
Professor Hart has performed over 3,000 operations in his career including 750 primary or revision Hip Replacements and Knee Replacements.
Professor Hart is passionate about his field of specialty and has been the recipient of over £4 million in grants for his research and publications. His work has led to the publication of more than 60 papers. He has also reviewed for 6 well-known medical journals and has provided his services for 4 grant bodies to help in their selection processes.
Professor Hart also regularly provides training and teaches on many aspects of hip surgery to surgeons of all grades. He covers a wide variety of subjects in his teaching including orthopaedic basic sciences, patient assessment using clinical examination and imaging, patient management and surgical techniques.
Professor Hart received his degree in medicine from Caius College, Cambridge in 1994 before going on to complete his training at two prestigious centres of excellence: Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals and RNOH. In 2006, Professor Hart was appointed Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Imperial College London before taking up his current position in 2012.
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery - UCL and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital