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Mr James Calder graduated from The London Hospital and gained his surgical fellowship in 1995. He spent another six years training in Orthopaedic Surgery, winning the prestigious Laming Evans Fellowship, and submitted his Doctorate of Medicine thesis in 2001.
Mr Calder gained FRCS (Tr & Orth) in 2001. He completed his training with a fellowship in Brisbane and was awarded a travelling sports orthopaedic fellowship in the USA. He gained fellowship of Faculty Sports and Exercise Medicine from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2007.
He was appointed Consultant at the North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke in 2002 moving to the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 2010 and was appointed Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London in 2014.
Mr Calder has an internationally recognised reputation in the expert treatment of sports injuries. He works with international athletes and sports professionals including: Premier league football teams; Premiership rugby teams; the British Olympic team, British athletics, gymnastics, hockey, netball and sailing, England cricket, rugby and soccer. He also looks after patients from the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden and Birmingham Royal Ballet and is Medical Advisor to Dance UK.
Mr Calder's main areas of research include Achilles tendon, articular cartilage and sports-related ankle and foot injuries. He has developed a major clinical interest in the arthroscopic treatment of ankle conditions and sports-related foot and ankle injuries. He remains actively involved in research projects at Imperial College and the Fortius Clinic, of which he was a founding member. He is on the Editorial Board of Bone and Joint Journal, vice-president of ESSKA-AFAS and Chairman of the Achilles Tendon Study Group.
He serves on the Clinical Studies Group for Arthritis Research UK and is Medical Adviser to Dance UK .