Mr Mark Brinsden
MBBS(Lond), MRCS(Eng), FRCS(Tr & Orth)
Shoulder & Elbow Specialist
Complex upper limb trauma
Revision elbow arthroplasty
All musculoskeletal conditions affecting the shoulder and elbow
Mr Brinsden joined the Royal Navy as a medical student and graduated from University College Hospital, London in 1993. He passed Royal Marines Commando training and joined 40 Commando Royal Marines as their medical officer. He deployed with the unit on operations in Northern Ireland, the Mediterranean, the Far East and South Africa.
He completed basic surgical training in Plymouth and higher surgical training on the Peninsula and Oxford rotations. He passed the intercollegiate examination in 2004 and pursued fellowship training in shoulder and elbow surgery at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford; and trauma surgery at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.
He was appointed to MDHU Derriford as a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon in November 2005. As a military surgeon he has delivered surgical support to military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. In May 2013, after completing 22 years of military service, he was appointed as a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon to Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust.
Alongside his clinical practice he is an examiner for the Intercollegiate Specialty Board in Trauma and Orthopaedics; a member of the Peninsula Deanery Regional Training Committee for Trauma and Orthopaedics; the Principal Investigator in several national multi-centre research trials; and a reviewer for the Bone & Joint Journal and the Shoulder & Elbow Journal.
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies
Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Society
Member of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society
Member of the Combined Services Orthopaedic Society
Member of the South West Shoulder and Elbow Group
Member of the Medical Defence Union