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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
I am a consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon subspecialising in Spinal Surgery, based at the Royal Victoria, Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children & Musgrave Park Hospital. I specialise in treating all aspects of spinal conditions both adult and paediatric (children).I graduated from the University of Dundee Medical school in 2005 before returning to Northern Ireland. Following a competitive interview process I joined the Northern Ireland Trauma & Orthopaedic training programme, gaining fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2015. I completed my Higher Surgical Training in 2016. In addition I have completed an honours degree in Anatomical Sciences and a Diploma in Medical education.
I have undertaken 2 fellowships in Spinal Surgery, the first being in Belfast in 2016/17. In 2017/18 I completed a Spinal Fellowship in Sheffield, England. This is a well-established and world-renowned spinal fellowship incorporating all aspects of both adult and paediatric spinal surgery. I worked at both the Northern General and the Sheffield Children’s Hospital under the tutelage of some of the most experienced and respected UK spinal surgeons.
Upon my return I took up my current consultant post in Belfast.
I am actively involved in teaching and research with Queens University, Belfast. I strive to improve outcomes for patients by my involvement with the British Spinal Registry.
Areas of interest
Degenerative conditions of cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine; Lower back pain including sciatica; Spinal injections; Spinal infections; Spinal oncology; Paediatric (Children’s) Spinal conditions;
Khot A, Sloan S, Harvey A, Wolfe R, Graham HK. Adductor Release and Chemodenervation in Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Pilot Study in 16 Children. Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics. June 2008.
Sloan S, Murphy LE, McDonald K, Thompson NW, Charlwood AP. The Gynaecological Approach To Distal Biceps Tendon Repair: A Previously Unreported Surgical Adjunct /Technique. Ulster Medical J 2016; 85(2): 122-128
Stevenson CM, Dargan DP, Warnock J, Sloan S Espey R, Maguire S, Eames N.
Traumatic central cord syndrome: neurological and functional outcome at 3 years.
Spinal Cord. 2016 Mar 29
Matthews S, Sloan S, McCaffrey D, Ruiz A. Septic Arthritis of the Hip Complicated by Secondary Fungal Superinfection. Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports. Jan 2017.
Tucker A, Donnelly K, Murphy L, Ferguson G, Sloan S, Charlwood P. Percutaneous Arthroscopic-assisted Glenoid Fixation: A Novel Surgical Technique. Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports. 2018 Jul-Aug; 8(4):3-6.
- MBChB University of Dundee 2005
- FRCS (T&O) Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh 2015
- BSc (Hons) University of Dundee 2000
- Diploma in Medical Education Queens University Belfast 2011
- Senior Clinical Spinal Fellow Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 2017
- Senior Clinical Spinal Fellow Belfast Health Social Care Trust 2016
Reference number 6131169
Details of entry to specialist register
- Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, 2016
Affiliations / memberships
British Orthopaedic Association
British Association of Spinal Surgeons
British Scoliosis Society
British Medical Association
General Medical Council
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