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PERIPHERAL NERVE INJURY
An interview with Professor Rolfe Birch MChir, FRCS
Born in London and educated at Goldbeater Primary, Haberdashers’
Aske’s, Hampstead, Professor Birch went on to study at Cambridge University and St George’s Hospital. After
five years in accident and general surgery, he joined
St Georges and the South West London Orthopaedic training scheme.
Developing an interest in nerves and muscles
during his years in Cambridge studying for the Natural Sciences Tripos his interest in nerve repair was generously supported
by all the consultants on the training scheme.
Professor Birch was appointed to the Staff of St. Mary’s Hospital in
1979, alongside George Bonney and also to the Royal
National Orthopaedic Hospital alongside Donal Brooks. He was
of the Accident and Emergency Department of St Mary’s
for four years and continued to direct the fracture service until 1991
before transferring to the Royal National Orthopaedic
Hospital full time. He was appointed as Honorary Civilian Consultant
to the Royal Navy in 1984, and established the War
Nerve Injury Clinic at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre,
Court, in 2007.
He is the author or co-author of over
100 publications including the 1st edition of Surgical Disorders of
the Peripheral Nerves (1998) with George Bonney and
Christopher Wynn Parry. The 2nd edition appeared in 2011.
Current posts held
- Emeritus Professor of Orthopaedics at University College London
Professor Birch spoke to Geoff Marsh about his distinguished career and his work on peripheral nerve injury.
If you you cannot see the Soundcloud player above then please use these direct links"
- Nerve injuries sustained during warfare: part I: Epidemiology
- Nerve injuries sustained during warfare: part II: Outcomes
- Iatrogenic injuries of peripheral nerves (pdf, 550kb)
- The British Orthopaedic Association (boa.ac.uk - opens in new window)
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