Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Shoulder & Upper limb specialist
Cameron Hatrick trained at Clare College, Cambridge and St. Thomas’ Hospital, London qualifying in 1990. He underwent Basic Surgical Training on the St Bartholomew’s rotation, London and then specialised in Orthopaedics on the South East Thames Orthopaedic rotation.
He undertook two fellowships in Sydney, Australia, sub-speacialising in shoulder and hand surgery.
The first fellowship was with Professor Michael Tonkin in the Department of Hand Surgery and Peripheral Nerve Surgery at the Royal North Shore Hospital. The second fellowship was with Professor David Sonnabend in the Department of Orthopaedics, Prince of Wales Hospital and also with Professor William Walsh in the Orthopaedic Research Laboratories in the same hospital.
In November 1999 he was awarded the Walter Mercer Gold Medal and the Arthur Edward Burton Memorial Prize for his performance in the Intercollegiate Specialty Examination in Orthopaedic Surgery. The following year he was nominated as the British Orthopaedic Association ‘Young Ambassador’ to the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association at their annual congress.
In 2001 he was appointed as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, now the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (BSUH). He has developed a successful multi-disciplinary, ‘one-stop’ shoulder clinic based in Lewes Victoria Hospital with an on-site radiology colleague undertaking investigations as required and advanced physiotherapy practitioners reviewing patients alongside him in the clinic. He was the lead orthopaedic surgeon for the Sussex Orthopaedic Treatment Centre from its opening in June 2006 until September 2009.
From September 2009 until February 2013 he was the lead orthopaedic consultant for BSUH NHS Trust. From November 2014 he has been the Medical Director of the Montefiore Hospital in Hove. In 2016 was appointed to the Council of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) and by the Joint Committe on Intercollegiate Examinations as an examiner for the FRCS (Tr & Orth) exam.
His practice covers the full range of arthroscopic and open shoulder surgery, including ASAD, arthroscopic and open shoulder stabilisation, SLAP repair, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, shoulder replacement and fixation of upper limb fractures. He also undertakes a broad range of elbow, wrist and hand procedures.
Teaching and Training is a particular interest of his. He is a faculty member of the Watanabe Club, which runs regular shoulder arthroscopy courses around the UK introducing surgeons to arthroscopic shoulder surgery and teaching advanced techniques to established surgeons. He has lectured at international meetings and lectures regularly at Brighton and Sussex Medical School and on the South East Thames Orthopaedic Rotation. He has set up and runs an annual open surgical skills course and, in 2005, he was appointed a Visiting Fellow at the Brighton University Faculty of Health in recognition of his contribution to post-graduate teaching. He is also a member of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) and the British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS).
Cameron is married with three children and enjoys playing tennis (unfortunately being beaten by his son!), dad’s hockey, skiing (preferably in unusual places), hiking on the Downs/ in the Lakes/ Snowdonia, sailing and windsurfing (fair-weather only nowadays!).