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Mr Abtin Alvand

Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon


  • Unicompartmental (partial) knee replacement
  • Arthroscopic (keyhole) knee surgery
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Revision (re-do) Knee Replacement

Training & Background

  • Qualifications: BSc(Hons), MBBS, MRCS, DPhil (PhD), FRCS (Tr&Orth)
  • Year first qualified : 2001
  • GMC number: 6029241
  • Main NHS base : Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (Oxford)

Mr Abtin Alvand is a Consultant Knee Surgeon with an NHS practice based at the world-renowned Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford. Mr Alvand’s practice focuses entirely on knee surgery, and he is one of the highest volume revision knee surgeons in England based on the National Joint Registry. He has particular expertise in unicompartmental knee replacement, revision knee replacement and management of prosthetic joint infection

Mr Alvand graduated from the University of London and completed his Orthopaedic training on the Oxford rotation. He completed a PhD (DPhil) at the University of Oxford which focused on improving training methods for unicompartmental knee replacement surgery. He was appointed to the prestigious post of NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer at the University of Oxford in 2015, and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in 2017. He undertook two post-CCT sub-specialist clinical fellowships focusing on complex hip and knee surgery in Oxford and Stanmore (Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital). He was a European Bone & Joint Infection Society Travelling Fellow and completed a Fellowship focusing on peri-prosthetic joint infection at the Rothman Institute (Philadelphia, USA) with Prof. J Parvizi.

Research & Teaching

Mr Alvand is Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Oxford. He has a strong academic background with over 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications as well as over 200 national/international presentations. He is a regular invited guest lecturer at these meetings. He was the invited faculty and member of the International Consensus Group for the management of peri-prosthetic joint infection and has recently been invited to join the UK Revision Knee Surgery and Peri-prosthetic Joint Infection Working Groups with the aim of improving care delivery in these domains. His research focuses on improving clinical outcomes in unicompartmental knee replacement, revision knee surgery and peri-prosthetic joint infection. Mr Alvand is also the Knee Fellowship Director at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

Professional Memberships

  • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK)
  • European Knee Society (EKS)
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
  • European Bone & Joint Infection Society (EBJIS)
  • Girdlestone Orthopaedic Society


Clinic Times

Monday afternoons / evenings

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