Mr Aria Ghassemi

Foot & Ankle Surgeon

MBBS (London), FRCS Eng (Tr & Orth), MSc.

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University College Hospital London

GMC: 4215332
AXA: AG03684
BUPA: 04215332
Vitality: 4215332
WPA: 920532928
Aviva: 600081049
Cigna: M191033

Secretary: George Runciman 020 7496 3550

Based at:

Special interests

  • Bunion/lesser toe correction
  • Arthritis affecting the foot and ankle
  • Sports injuries of the foot and ankle including ankle arthroscopy
  • Treatment of tendon disorders of the foot and ankle
  • Heel and foot pain
  • Treatment of toenail disorders and neuromas
  • Excision of bony lumps/soft tissue swellings of the foot and ankle
  • Rheumatoid feet

Professional positions

Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, University College Hospital London

Medical and Surgical Training

Mr Ghassemi qualified at the London Hospital Medical College in 1995, completing further training in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery before taking his MSc in Surgical Sciences in 2001.

As a specialist on the North East Thames rotation, Mr Ghassemi received training in all aspects of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. This included lower-limb reconstruction and foot and ankle trauma, working at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital, The Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and The Royal London Hospital.

Specialist Fellowship Training

Mr Ghassemi’s fellowship training took place at the prestigious Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford where he honed his skills in all aspects of complex foot and ankle surgery as well as minimally invasive surgery. Mr Ghassemi also treated many servicemen returning from active duty.

Current Consultant Position

Alongside his practice at University College Hospital, Mr Ghassemi is involved in cutting-edge research into the future treatment of Achilles tendinopathy. In addition, he has published widely, including a chapter on heel pain in European Surgical Orthopaedics and Traumatology. He also brings the specialist sports injury knowledge he has gained working at the prestigious Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH) in London, a legacy project of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Mr Ghassemi’s practice follows a multi-disciplinary team framework. He works closely with orthotists and physiotherapists to deliver the very best treatment for his patients.