Alex Trompeter works at St George’s University Hospital in London and holds the position of Honorary Reader in Orthopaedic Surgery at St George’s University of London. His specific clinical interests are the management of complex fractures, bone infection, non-union, deformity correction and limb lengthening. He works closely with plastic surgeons for many cases. He has a regular ortho-plastic-microbiology MDT clinic as well as delivering the region’s amputation service.
Alex graduated from Guy’s and St Thomas’ medical school in 2003. He completed his specialist training in trauma and orthopaedics in the South West Thames rotation in 2012. He won the Sir Walter Mercer Gold Medal for the FRCS examinations in 2011. Alex undertook specialist fellowship training in trauma and limb reconstruction in the UK (Liverpool and Chertsey) and overseas (Calgary, Canada). He was awarded the Braun travelling fellowship to the Massachusetts General Hospital, USA, by the British Orthopaedic Association, and a travelling fellowship to the Oxford Bone Infection Unit by the British Limb Reconstruction Society.
Alex is actively involved in education locally, nationally and internationally. He regularly teaches and lectures in his specialist areas. He has previously been an MBBS module lead, is currently co-section head for Clinical teachers, and co-chairs a musculoskeletal anatomy BSc module at SGUL. He is Training Program Director for the South West London Orthopaedic Rotation. He is involved at a national level in policy making and improving patient care. Alex is also actively involved in academic research and is widely published in his field. In his spare time he tries to go running, learn the guitar, coach cricket and make salami.