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- Hand & Wrist
Mr Dan Shaerf is a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Hand & Wrist Surgery. His NHS practice is at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust. He graduated from the Royal Free & University College London Medical School in 2005 with Merit and undertook a BSc in Orthopaedic Science at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Institute of Orthopaedics. During his core surgical rotation, he was ranked in the top 10% across London 4 times in a row, achieving the highest mark in 2009. After completing his specialist training on the highly sought after North West London (Imperial) Rotation he underwent 3 prestigious Hand & Wrist fellowships at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals.
Dan specialises in both disorders and traumatic injuries of the Hand & Wrist. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented to international meetings on varying topics related to Hand & Wrist Surgery as well as Orthopaedics in general. He has set up a Hand Surgery Service based out of Ealing Hospital in West London.
He has a particular interest in thumb and wrist arthritis and uses state-of-the-art joint replacement technology.
Dan is a member of many specialist societies including the British Society for Surgery of the Hand, European Wrist Arthroscopy Society, British Orthopaedic Association and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. He regularly teaches on courses, attends conferences and has visited leading experts to ensure his skills are cutting-edge and up-to-date.
Having been involved in a road traffic accident sustaining multiple fractures himself, Dan has a real understanding of what it is like to be on the receiving end of orthopaedic surgery. This gives him a unique understanding and insight into the experience of his patients.
When not at work, Dan enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children, keeping fit and scuba diving.
Areas of interest
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome;
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome;
Trigger Finger / Thumb;
Osteoarthritis and Inflammatory arthritis of the Hand and Wrist;
Thumb Base Replacement
Joint Replacement (Hand and Wrist);
Fractures, dislocations and soft tissue injuries of the hand and wrist;
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Sunil Wijetilleka Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
London North West Healthcare University (Imperial College) NHS Trust
Central Middlesex Hospital
Biomechanics of the Wrist
Hand and Wrist Trauma
Day case hand surgery
Joint replacement of thumb base and wrist
Gladys Sandes Prize in Anatomy (University College London)
Merit in MBBS Finals
Imperial College London 'Local Teaching Hero'
- Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Trauma & Orthopaedics) RCS Eng 2016
- Member of the Royal College of Surgeon RCS Eng 2009
- Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) Royal Free & University College London 2005
- Orthopaedic Science BSc University College London 2002
- Senior Orthopaedic Hand/Wrist Fellow Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust 2019
- Senior Orthopaedic Hand Fellow Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 2018
- Senior Orthopaedic Hand/Wrist Fellow Guys & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust 2017
Reference number 6129868
Details of entry to specialist register
- Specialist Register (Trauma & Orthopaedics), 2017
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Surgeons (England) – Fellow
British Orthopaedic Association
British Society for Surgery Hand
European Wrist Arthroscopy Society
General Medicial Council
British Medical Association
Medical Defence Union