The Team

Shafic Al-Nammari

Mr Al-Nammari is a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon specialising in surgery of the Foot & Ankle. His undergraduate medical training was in Edinburgh. He was subsequently awarded a scholarship to the University of Oxford where he furthered his studies in musculoskeletal medicine and was awarded a distinction for his dissertation on Charcot arthropathy.


His general surgical training, of four years, was divided between Edinburgh and London. This was followed by his appointment to the renowned six year Royal London Orthopaedic Surgery Training Programme. He has spent time training at The Royal London, St Bartholomew’s, Guy’s & St Thomas’, King’s College, St George’s and The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospitals. Following on from this he was awarded highly competitive awards from the European Foot & Ankle Society, The Royal College of Surgeons and finally the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society gold medal- these facilitated two further years of advanced Fellowship training in Foot & Ankle surgery at centres of excellence across the UK, Europe and the USA.

Conditions Treated

Mr Al-Nammari treats all adult musculoskeletal conditions affecting the Foot & Ankle. Working with a team of musculoskeletal radiologists, physiotherapists, osteopaths, and podiatrists, Mr Al-Nammari is able to offer a truly comprehensive approach to the care of foot and ankle conditions - both simple and complex. He has a high volume practice seeing over 1500 new patients and performing over 500 surgical procedures annually. He has a particular interest in -


  • »Hallux valgus (bunions)
  • »Hallux rigidus
  • »Lesser toe deformity- hammer, mallet and claw toes
  • »Sports injuries including ankle sprains and instability
  • »Arthroscopic surgery
  • »Plantar fasciitis
  • »Morton’s neuroma
  • »Metatarsalgia
  • »Achilles tendinopathy
  • »Soft tissue lumps & Bumps (ganglions, lipomas etc.)
  • »Foot & Ankle arthritis
  • »Ankle replacement
  • »All Foot & Ankle trauma
  • »Ingrown toenails
  • »Minimally invasive surgery of the Foot & Ankle in high risk patients
  • »Deformity correction and complex cases


Academic and Research Interests

Mr Al-Nammari maintains an active research interest and is committed to advancing the field of Foot & Ankle surgery. His current research interests include minimally invasive surgery in high risk patients, novel surgical treatments for hallux valgus, ankle instability and cartilage regeneration. He has published book chapters, over forty peer reviewed scientific papers and has presented over fifty pieces of scientific work at national and international meetings. He remains committed to surgical innovation and has previously described and published a variety of new surgical techniques- including for bunions, joint preservation in ankle arthritis and complex ankle fractures.


He is a scientific reviewer for several Orthopaedic and Foot & Ankle surgery specific journals. He continues to be involved in the training of both undergraduate and postgraduate trainees- training medical students from the University of Cambridge and junior Orthopaedic surgeons from across the east of England deanery.


Professional Memberships

»British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society British Orthopaedic Association

»European Foot & Ankle Society

»Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

»Royal London Hospital Orthopaedic & Trauma Society

»Bone & Joint Journal (Scientific Reviewer)

»Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery (Scientific Reviewer)


Personal Background

Beyond his passion for his work, Mr Al-Nammari enjoys spending time with his young family and, when time permits, the great outdoors with interests in sailing, snowboarding, fishing and travel.