Mark Phillips MA FRCS(Tr&Orth)
Consultant Hand & Wrist Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mark is a senior hand surgeon with a particular interest in trauma to the hand & wrist. He was an NHS Consultant at King’s College Hospital from 2003-2015 where he was Ortho-Plastics lead, Governance lead for Major Trauma, and had a research interest in fracture healing.
He now consults in HCA, BMI and LycaHealth clinics across London and has HCA and BMI admission rights for surgery in London Bridge, Chelsea, Hendon, Beckenham and Blackheath.
Trained in Cambridge University and King’s College Hospital, he then did trauma and hand fellowships in the University of Pisa and the Plastic Surgery department of Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead respectively. He initially took a Consultant post in Greenwich in 2001 before moving to King’s.
He has a relatively low ‘conversion rate’ to surgery: that is to say, only about 20% of new referrals undergo surgery, the rest being managed by other means, ranging from injections to hand therapy. He also has a very low ‘new to follow up ratio’ of about 1:1. This is partly as a result of close collaborative working with his extensive network of Hand Therapy colleagues across London. It may also be partly due to high satisfactory outcome rates from intervention, or his approach to patients making follow up appointments at need, but cancelling if all is well.
He and his wife and children have lived in Greenwich for 25 years. He enjoys cycling, skiing, running, music and the arts.
A Selection of Marks Paintings
In addition to Marks interests in Music and Sports, he also likes to paint in his spare time. A few examples of Marks work can be found below.