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Professor Bill Ribbans studied at the Royal Free Hospital, University of London (1973-1980) and qualified as a Bachelor in Science, Medicine and Surgery. He holds Fellowships in Surgery at the Royal Colleges of England and Edinburgh and the Intercollegiate Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery. Additionally, he has a Masters degree in Orthopaedic Surgery and a Ph.D.
Professor Ribbans' principle surgical training took place in the London area with Fellowships in Sheffield and at Harvard University. He is registered as a fully accredited medically qualified Specialist in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of a number of professional organisations. Professor Ribbans' main clinical interests are the foot and ankle, as well as the knee. He has been involved in elite sport since 1981 and has looked after many athletes at a national and international level during the last 30 years.
He is currently Chief Medical Officer for Northants CCC and Honorary Orthopaedic Surgeon to a number of organisations, including the English National Ballet and Northampton Town Football Club. Professor Ribbans is regular lecturer both at home and abroad. He is credited with over 150 scientific papers and current research interests include Injury Prevention in Sport, Sports Medicine Ethics, and Musculoskeletal Genetics.
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Dr Christopher Pearce is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery. His orthopaedic training was in London and he gained the FRCS (Orth) in 2007.
His foot and ankle fellowships were in London, Basingstoke and Dresden where he was involved in the treatment of many elite professional athletes. He now looks after the foot and ankle needs of many of the athletes (as well as the diabetics) in Singapore having taken up a consultant post there in 2011. In 2013 Dr Pearce was appointed Adj. Asst. Prof at the National University of Singapore.
He remains actively involved in research and regularly teaches and lectures internationally. Dr Pearce's research is focused on cartilage, tendon and ligament disorders as well as arthroscopic and minimally invasive treatments of sports injuries and trauma to the foot and ankle. He is on the Editorial Board of KSSTA Journal, and is a member of ESSKA-AFAS and the Achilles Tendon Study Group.
Dr Ben Forster was educated in Brisbane and received his Medical Degree from the University of Queensland in 1991. He completed his orthopaedic training in 2000 and was admitted as a Fellow to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in that year.
His Fellowship Training was undertaken in Foot and Ankle surgery in Bristol, United Kingdom, knee surgery studies in Southampton, United Kingdom, and further training in Lecco, Italy. He has a special interest in sports and arthroscopic surgery.
Dr Forster is an Associate Clinical Lecturer with the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Queensland. He is a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and ISAKOS. He has a public appointment at the Mater Hospital, South Brisbane. He is also involved with the Queensland Reds Rugby Union Team, Brisbane Lions AFL, Gold Coast Suns AFL, North Queensland Cowboys NRL, Gold Coast Titans NRL, along with the Queensland Ballet.
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Dr Mark Myerson is an internationally-recognised leader in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. He has developed numerous breakthrough procedures for treating various foot and ankle injuries and deformities. In addition to his active clinical practice, Dr Myerson travels frequently around the world as part of a humanitarian program for underprivileged and disabled citizens with deformities, simultaneously teaching and enabling surgeons in those countries to continue care of these patients.
He has authored more than 200 research publications, as well as four text books covering various treatments of foot and ankle conditions. He is also a frequently invited guest speaker, giving professional talks around the globe as consultant and educator. Dr Myerson has trained hundreds of residents and surgeons, and education of surgeons continues to be integral to his work.
Dr Myerson is a past President of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS), as well as the Maryland Orthopaedic Association. He is a consultant to the orthopaedic industry, an honorary member of numerous international orthopaedic societies, and plays an active role in defining national standards for orthopaedic foot and ankle practice.
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