Prof Fares Haddad

Mr Fares HaddadTel: 020 3447 9413
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University College Hospital

Orthopaedics and Trauma

Professional background

Professor Fares Haddad is a Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgeon at University College Hospitals.  He is Divisional Clinical Director of Surgical Specialties at UCH and Westmoreland Street, and Director of the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health at University College London

He graduated from the University College London Hospitals with a First Class BSc and MB BS.  His basic training in hip and knee surgery and reconstruction started in London on the St Bartholomew's, Royal Free and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital rotations and was subsequently enhanced by fellowship training in the United States and Canada including a year in Vancouver and time in Boston, Los Angeles and Gainsville.  He was the gold medallist in the FRCS (Orth) exam and has gained a large number of prizes and prestigious academic awards.  He has been an EFORT Travelling Fellow, British Hip Society Travelling Fellow and ABC Travelling Fellow in 2004. He became a Hunterian Professor in 2005.

Professor Haddad's clinical and research endeavours have centred around hip and knee reconstruction. His interests include the expansion of knee and hip arthroscopic techniques to deal with sports injuries, uncemented hip and knee prosthetic technology, new bearing surfaces and outcomes assessment in hip, knee and revision arthroplasty and use of allografting and other transplant and stem cell techniques  in hip and knee reconstruction.  His work also encompasses minimally invasive hip and knee surgery and novel strategies to manage patients with knee ligament injuries. He provides medical input at elite level for a number of sports including football, athletics, rugby, boxing and martial arts.

He has presented and published widely on key aspects of hip and knee surgery and continues to lead a clinical research group with interests in knee joint preservation after injury, the genetic causation of bone disease and bone quality, prosthetic design and performance and in particular outcomes measurement after hip and knee surgery. He is editorial consultant Sports Injury Bulletin and is on the editorial board of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, The Journal of Arthroplasty, Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons and Hospital Medicine. He has been elected as a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine.


Hossain FS, Patel S, Fernandez MA, Konan S, Haddad FS. A performance based
patient outcome score for active patients following total knee arthroplasty.
Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2013 Jan;21(1):51-9.

Konan S, Soler A, Haddad FS. Revision hip replacement in patients 55 years of
age and younger. Hip Int. 2013 Apr 24;2(23):162-5.

Patel S, Sukeik M, Haddad FS. Initial implant stability predicts migration but
not failure in cementless acetabular revision with bone grafting. J Arthroplasty.
2013 May;28(5):832-7.

Vanhegan IS, Palmer-Green D, Soligard T, Steffen K, O'Connor P, Bethapudi S,
Budgett R, Haddad FS, Engebretsen L. The London 2012 Summer Olympic Games: an
analysis of usage of the Olympic Village 'Polyclinic' by competing athletes. Br J
Sports Med. 2013 May;47(7):415-9.

Haddad FS. Primary metal-on-metal hip arthroplasty was not associated with
increased cancer risk. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Feb 20;95(4):364.

Ibrahim MS, Khan MA, Nizam I, Haddad FS. Peri-operative interventions
producing better functional outcomes and enhanced recovery following total hip
and knee arthroplasty: an evidence-based review. BMC Med. 2013 Feb 13;11:37.

Major elective joint replacement surgery: socioeconomic variations in surgical risk, postoperative morbidity and length of stay. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 2010 Jun;16(3):529-38.  Hollowell, MPW Grocott, R Hardy, FS Haddad, MG Mythen, R Raine

Outcomes of Meniscal Preservation Using All-inside Meniscus Repair Devices Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 2010 468(5):1209-13. S Konan, FS Haddad

Midterm Assessment of Causes and Results of Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 2010 468(5): 1221-8. F Hossain, S Patel, FS Haddad

GMC/GDC number: 3469817