Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr Simon Palmer is a trauma and orthopaedic consultant with expertise in surgery of the lower limb and specialist interests in minimally-invasive surgery, muscoloskeletal trauma and sports injuries.
Mr Palmer qualified as a doctor in 1990, receiving his degree from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London. His initial surgical training included St Mary’s Hospital and The Hammersmith Hospital, London.
After demonstrating anatomy in London, he was made a fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1994 before accepting a research fellowship in orthopaedics and trauma at Bath University, where he attained an MSc in Sports Injuries.
He then completed a six-year specialist registrar training programme in orthopaedics and trauma in Oxford, obtaining the intercollegiate speciality examination in Trauma and Orthopaedics before being admitted to the GMC's Specialist Register for Trauma and Orthopaedics in 2002. He took up his current post at Western Sussex Hospitals the same year.
Mr Palmer is also a senior lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical school (University of Sussex), an educational supervisor to trainee junior surgeons, a surgical trainer and teaches surgical podiatrists techniques in foot surgery and bunion correction.
He has a keen research interest, having published and presented papers worldwide, and is clinical research lead for his department at Western Sussex.
Current interests include, minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery (including keyhole bunion surgery or minimally invasive bunion surgery), lower limb keyhole surgery, joint replacement (including ankle replacement), extra-corporeal shock wave treatment for tendinitis and sports injuries and minimally invasive joint replacement.
When he’s not treating patients, Mr Palmer is a keen triathlete and regular ironman triathlon competitor. He enjoys skiing, watching rugby and also has a busy family life in West Sussex.