Mark Phillips

Mr A Mark Phillips

Hand Surgeon

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Hand & Wrist Surgery and Complex Trauma Reconstruction

AXA: MP02435
BUPA: 03287947

MA(Cantab), MBBChir, FRCS(Tr&Orth)


Secretary: Frankie Weavers - 0207 496 3563

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Special interests

  • Hand & Wrist Surgery
  • Complex Trauma Reconstruction, including bone and soft tissue loss
  • ‘Orthoplastic’ reconstruction
  • Acceleration and optimisation of fracture healing
  • Treatment of delayed union of fractures and map-united and un-united fractures

Professional positions

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Kings College Hospital, 2013 to 2015
  • Member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand and British Limb Reconstruction Society
  • ‘Orthoplastic’ Liaison Consultant for complex trauma King’s Health Partners Major Trauma Centre (2011 to 2015)

Personal details

Mark grew up in Wales and went to University at Emmanuel College Cambridge where he met his wife, Philippa, who is also a hospital doctor. They have two children, both of whom are at University now. He is a keen cyclist and has taken part in the last 6 ‘Etapes du Tour’, avoiding the ‘broom-wagon’ on all occasions. He also completed the London marathon in 2010. He also enjoys skiing with his family and has done since a fellowship in Italy where the whole family relocated to Tuscany for a year (1999-2000). He speaks reasonable Italian and also took an advanced French for doctors course at the college of physicians many years ago. He also enjoys art and music.

Professional details

Mark graduated from Cambridge University and Addenbrookes’ Clinical School in 1988. After house jobs, then demonstrating Anatomy at Cambridge he did his basic surgical training at the Westminster Hospital, then a research post at the Royal Free Hospital and then senior orthopaedic training at Kings College Hospital. He then completed his training with fellowships in Hand Surgery in the Department of Plastic Surgery at Queen Victoria Hospital East Grinstead, and Limb Reconstruction at the University of Pisa in Italy.

Mark was first appointed a consultant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich in 2001, after which Mark was then a Consultant at Kings College Hospital for 12 years, where he specialised in hand surgery and complex fracture reconstruction. Mark has now left the NHS and he now works full-time within London Sports Orthopaedics.

Mark is an enthusiastic teacher and teaches at all levels from medical student to consultant. As well as convening courses related to complex fracture management and acting as faculty giving lectures on many aspects of trauma care at Kings College Hospital, he has been a faculty member at many meetings around the UK and across Europe. He has also been a faculty member on advanced courses in hand surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in London.

Mark’s main area of academic interest has been related to the management of bone defects created by high-energy trauma and the use of technology such as growth factors to enhance repair in this environment.

Mark’s current service development project is to improve the level of care in patients with open fractures, and in this regard he is working with the department of plastic surgery at St Thomas’s Hospital to develop a new subspecialty of ‘Orthoplastics’ within the new Academic Health Sciences Centre known as King’s Health Partners (which incorporates Guy’s Hospital, St Thomas’s Hospital, the Maudsley Hospital and King’s College Hospital).

High-energy fractures that do not heal easily often have other effects such as psychological trauma, financial hardship and relationship difficulties. He has been a founder member of a charity to support patients in this regard ( and is involved in ongoing work in this field.

Mark is a member of the British Society of Surgery of the Hand and the British Limb Reconstruction Society.

Recent Presentations / Member of Teaching Faculty

British Limb Reconstruction Society Annual Meeting
London 20th/21st March 2009

Taylor Spatial Frame Course
Weston Education Centre, King’s College Hospital 26th/27th February 2009

Child Bone Health Meeting,
Invited speaker on growth factors and surgery, 25th June 2009 Sedgewick Site, Cambridge

Bone Biology Congress
3-5th August 2009 Amsterdam

Taylor Spatial Frame Course Weston Education Centre, King’s College Hospital 8th/9th March 2010

King’s Nailing Course
Weston Education Centre, King’s College Hospital 5th June 2010

Taylor Spatial Frame Course
Weston Education Centre, King’s College Hospital 2-3 December 2012

FRCS(Tr&Orth) Revision Course
Annual – October and March

Advanced Hand and Wrist Course
College of Surgeons of England, London October 2013