Professor Alister Hart

Professor Alister Hart

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery 04154941


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About me

Professor Alister Hart is the UCL chair of orthopaedics and a consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in hip problems, hip replacement, and hip revision surgery.

He leads a research team of surgical technologists, based at the UCL Stanmore Campus & RNOH NHS Trust, focussed on Implant Science and Surgical Imaging Technology. The unit includes the London Implant Retrieval Centre (LIRC), the RNOH/UCLH BRC collaboration and the Exercise for Science project. His research has featured in the media:

The BBC nicknamed him the “Hospital Hip Detective” ( )

The New York Times (

The Times (;

The Guardian

Radio four

He trained at Caius College, Cambridge, and then Guy's and St Thomas' and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. He was appointed in 2012 to the Action Medical Research Chair of Orthopaedics at UCL and honorary consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH).

He is director of implant science at the RNOH (largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK), and member of The EFORT (European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology) committee of Implant and Patient Safety Initiative. He leads the RNOH collaboration with UCLH for NIHR BRC with the theme of quantitative musculoskeletal imaging.

He has won prizes from: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) in 2019, 2016 and 2012; UCL (award for enterprise and provost’s award for public and patient involvement); radiological society of north America (RSNA, for MRI of implants); The Royal Society (350thAnniversary Exhibitor) and the British Hip Society.

He has done 3000 surgical operations including >500 revision hip replacements. He has reviewed for 15 journals and 10 grant bodies. His medicolegal work has been successfully used by both claimants and defendants for the UK government, implant manufacturers, surgeons, insurers and patients.

Areas of interest

Hip disorders and hip replacement surgery; Hip sports injuries; 3D printing; 3D printed custom made hip implants; Complex hip problems; revision hip replacement

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