Mr A Mark Phillips

Hand & Wrist Surgeon

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

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

GMC: 3287947
AXA: MP02435
BUPA: 03287947
Vitality: 3287947
WPA: 2963111
Aviva: 600018000
Cigna: M113085


Secretary: Giselle Wong - 0207 496 3563

Based at:

Special interests

  • Musicians’ hand & wrist problems (e.g. performance related pain)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Dorsal Ligament Impingement
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Dequervains Tendinitis
  • Trapezectomy

Professional positions

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich 2001 to 2003
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, King’s College Hospital 2003-2015
  • Medical Director, London Sports Orthopaedics 2016 to present
  • Lecturer at King’s College London FRCS (Tr&Orth) Revision Course (annual)
  • Member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand

Personal details

Mark grew up in Wales and went to Cambridge University (Emmanuel College) where he met his wife, Philippa, who is also a hospital doctor. They have two grown-up children. 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 so since doing 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 enjoys art, music and is a very keen amateur jazz trumpet player.

Professional details

Mark graduated from Cambridge University and Addenbrookes’ Clinical School in 1988. He did his basic surgical training at the Westminster Hospital, followed by a research post at the Royal Free Hospital.  He is Fellowship trained in Hand Surgery, Trauma and Limb Reconstruction which he completed at University of Pisa, Italy and the Plastic Surgery Department of Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead.  He completed his senior orthopaedic training at King’s College Hospital.

Mark was first appointed a consultant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich in 2001. He was then a Consultant at King’s College Hospital for 12 years, where he was Ortho-Plastics lead, Governance lead for Major Trauma and had a research interest in accelerated fracture healing. Mark left the NHS in 2015 to concentrate on his private practice at London Sports Orthopaedics, where he is a Partner and Medical Director.

Mark specialises in treating musicians with hand & wrist problems and is one of the UK’s leading experts in treating patients working within the performing arts industry.  He has a regular clinic at the British Association for Performance Arts Medicine (BAPAM).

Courses and teaching

Mark is an enthusiastic, skilled and popular teacher and enjoys teaching at all levels – from medical student to consultant. He has taught on the following courses:

  • King’s College Hospital FRCS(Tr&Orth) Revision Course (Annual)
  • Advanced Hand and Wrist Course, College of Surgeons of England, London
  • BMI Cadaveric Dissection Teaching, Guy’s Hospital, November 2017
  • Pan-Thames Plastics Trainees Hand Surgery Teaching Faculty 2018
  • Problems of the Hand & Wrist in Performance Arts UCL MSc Course Faculty 2017-18