Professional background

Professor Fares Haddad is a hip and knee reconstructive surgeon at University College Hospitals. He is divisional clinical cirector 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. He is Professor of Orthopaedics and Sports Surgery at UCL. He leads the IOC centre in the UK.

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 and as medical director of the NFL in the UK.

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 hip and knee joint preservation after injury, sports injuries of the lower limb, prosthetic design and performance, robotics and outcomes measurement after hip and knee surgery. He is editor in chief of the Bone and Joint Journal.

Research interests

Hip, knee and sports injuries and osteoarthritis and surgical outcomes

Languages spoken



Kayani B, Konan S, Horriat S, Ibrahim MS, Haddad FS. Posterior cruciate ligament resection in total knee arthroplasty: the effect on flexion-extension gaps, mediolateral laxity, and fixed flexion deformity. Bone Joint J. 2019 Oct;101-B(10):1230-1237. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.101B10.BJJ-2018-1428.R2. PMID: 31564152.

Rodeo S, Haddad FS. Regenerative solutions: bridging the translational gap. Bone Joint J. 2019 Sep;101-B(9):1033-1034. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.101B9.BJJ-2019-0822. PMID: 31474139.

Kazarian GS, Lawrie CM, Barrack TN, Donaldson MJ, Miller GM, Haddad FS, Barrack RL. The Impact of Surgeon Volume and Training Status on Implant Alignment in Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 Oct 2;101(19):1713-1723. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.18.01205. PMID: 31577676.

Rowan FE, Huq SS, Haddad FS. Lateral extra-articular tenodesis with ACL reconstruction demonstrates better patient-reported outcomes compared to ACL reconstruction alone at 2 years minimum follow-up. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2019 Oct;139(10):1425-1433. doi: 10.1007/s00402-019-03218-3. Epub 2019 Jul 11. PMID: 31297583.

Kayani B, Konan S, Ahmed SS, Chang JS, Ayuob A, Haddad FS. The effect of anterior cruciate ligament resection on knee biomechanics. Bone Joint J. 2020 Apr;102-B(4):442-448. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.102B4.BJJ-2019-1238.R2. PMID: 32228066.

Pietrzak JRT, Rowan FE, Kayani B, Donaldson MJ, Huq SS, Haddad FS. Preoperative CT-Based Three-Dimensional Templating in Robot-Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty More Accurately Predicts Implant Sizes than Two-Dimensional Templating. J Knee Surg. 2019 Jul;32(7):642-648. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1666829. Epub 2018 Aug 1. PMID: 30068010.

Ollivere B, Metcalfe D, Perry DC, Haddad FS. SEARCHeD: Supporting Evaluation, Analysis and Reporting of routinely Collected Healthcare Data. Bone Joint J. 2020 Feb;102-B(2):145-147. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.102B2.BJJ-2019-1699. PMID: 32009428; PMCID: PMC7016512.

Kayani B, Ayuob A, Begum F, Khan N, Haddad FS. Surgical Management of Chronic Incomplete Proximal Hamstring Avulsion Injuries. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Apr;48(5):1160-1167. doi: 10.1177/0363546520908819. Epub 2020 Mar 16. PMID: 32178527.

Kayani B, Onochie E, Patil V, Begum F, Cuthbert R, Ferguson D, Bhamra JS, Sharma A, Bates P, Haddad FS. The effects of COVID-19 on perioperative morbidity and mortality in patients with hip fractures. Bone Joint J. 2020 Jul 7:1-10. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.102B9.BJJ-2020-1127.R1. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32634023.

Ayuob A, Kayani B, Haddad FS. Acute Surgical Repair of Complete, Nonavulsion Proximal Semimembranosus Injuries in Professional Athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Jul;48(9):2170-2177. doi: 10.1177/0363546520934467. PMID: 32667273.

Ayuob A, Kayani B, Haddad FS. Musculotendinous Junction Injuries of the Proximal Biceps Femoris: A Prospective Study of 64 Patients Treated Surgically. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Jul;48(8):1974-1982. doi: 10.1177/0363546520926999. PMID: 32603235.

Kayani B, Ayuob A, Begum F, Singh S, Haddad FS. Surgical Repair of Distal Musculotendinous T Junction Injuries of the Biceps Femoris. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Aug;48(10):2456-2464. doi: 10.1177/0363546520938679. PMID: 32736504.

Hexter AT, Hing KA, Haddad FS, Blunn G. Decellularized porcine xenograft for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A histological study in sheep comparing cross-pin and cortical suspensory femoral fixation. Bone Joint Res. 2020 Jul 23;9(6):293-301. doi: 10.1302/2046-3758.96.BJR-2020-0030.R2. PMID: 32728430; PMCID: PMC7376309.