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Matt Scarborough

Co-chair: Dr Matt Scarborough, PhD, MRCP, FRCPath

Consultant, Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, OUH NHS trust.

Dr Matt Scarborough trained in Northern Ireland and London before moving to Oxford as a Specialist Registrar. He was appointed as a Consultant at OUH in 2009, and divides his time between General Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Medical Microbiology and the Bone Infection Unit. He is currently collaborating with 16 other UK centres in the OVIVA trial, which aims to compare the efficacy of oral vs. intravenous antibiotics in the management of bone and joint infection. Other research interests include bacterial meningitis and staphylococcal bacteraemia.

Elham Khatamsaz


Co-chair:  Dr Elham Khatamsaz, MD, MRCP, PhD


Dr Elham Khatamsaz is a registrar in infectious diseases and Microbiology on the Health Education Thames Valley training programme.  She has completed a six months module looking after in and out patients on the Bone Infection Unit and has developed a strong interest in the subject.


Bridget Atkins


Dr Bridget Atkins MA, MBBS, MSc, FRCPath, FRCP

Consultant, Infectious Diseases, Bone

Infection and Microbiology, OUH NHS trust.

Senior Lecturer (Hon), Oxford University


Dr Bridget Atkins trained in Medicine (Cambridge & Royal London Hospital) and then specialised in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, working in London, Oxford and Sydney. She was appointed to her current position as consultant in Infectious diseases and Microbiology (ID/micro) in Oxford University Hospitals in 2000. She is also ID/Micro Training Programme Director (Oxford Deanery), Infectious Disease Physician to the Bone Infection Unit (Oxford) and Senior lecturer (Hon), Oxford University. Specialist interests: post-operative and orthopaedic infection. She is has a busy clinical post but also has been involved with leading a draft service specification for commissioning of complex bone and joint infection units and is consulted on HPA standard operating procedures for orthopaedic samples sent to microbiology.


Martin McNally

Mr Martin McNally MD, FRCSEd, FRCS (Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon:  Limb reconstruction

Martin McNally is a whole time limb reconstruction surgeon at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Oxford University. He spends three quarters of his time in infection management. He was trained in Northern Ireland, USA and Oxford. He has a particular interest in bone reconstruction in osteomyelitis and infected fractures. He runs research projects in outcome of treatments for bone infection and local antibiotic delivery systems. He is a member of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society and contributes regularly to instructional courses and national and international meetings on bone infection.

Alex Ramsden

Mr Alex Ramsden FRCS (Plastics)

Consultant in Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery

Alex Ramsden graduated from Glasgow University in 1996. He completed his general surgical training in Newcastle upon Tyne. A two year period of research at the Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust (RAFT) culminated in the award of an MD from the University of London. Mr Ramsden then worked for the British Antarctic Survey and spent a successful year in Antarctica providing medical cover to a large team of scientists. A period of specialist plastic surgical training followed in London and North East England with successful completing of his CCT and FRCS (Plast) fellowship examination. A hugely rewarding fellowship was undertaken at the Royal Melbourne Hospital supported by a bursary from the British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. He studied all aspects of microvascular reconstruction for one year. He has worked as a consultant in the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre since 2010. Mr Ramsden has a busy practice in all aspects of hand and plastic surgical emergencies, but has a specific interest in bone infection and microvascular reconstruction.


David Stubbs

Mr David Stubbs  MBChB, FRCS, FRCS (Trauma & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon: Limb reconstruction

Mark Rogers


Mr Mark Rogers

Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford

Adrian Taylor



Mr Adrian Taylor

Consultant Hip and Knee Surgeon, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

Mr Taylor graduated from St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London and did his postgraduate training in Bristol. He undertook a one-year fellowship in hip and knee arthroplasty in Perth, Australia. The fellowship had a strong emphasis in computer navigated surgery. He is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association. After returning to Bristol as a consultant he has since taken up a consultant appointment based at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. He also undertakes NHS clinics in Bicester and Abingdon.

Mr Taylor has wide experience of hip and knee joint replacements, both primary and revision procedures, together with arthroscopic surgery of the knee. He is experienced in metal on metal hip resurfacing, ceramic on ceramic hip replacement and minimally invasive Oxford partial knee replacement. He is developing a special interest in revision joint replacement for the treatment of infection, prosthetic loosening and fracture.

He is involved in both local undergraduate and national postgraduate educational programmes and has been invited to lecture on these.

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