James Calder OBE TD MD PhD FRCS(Tr&Orth) FFSEM(UK)

James Calder is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Fortius Clinic London and Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College. He has a passion for developing innovative research projects aimed at improving the clinical outcomes following musculoskeletal conditions with a particular emphasis on sports injuries.

James completed his Basic Surgical Training in London and the south coast of England where he cemented his enthusiasm for sailing. Following the award of a Research Scholarship from the Royal College of Surgeons he completed his MD thesis at Imperial College and then his PhD thesis on sports injuries of the foot and ankle. He has more than 125 peer-reviewed scientific papers and has edited or contributed to more than 30 books. James spent a year as foot ankle Fellow to Dr Terry Saxby in Brisbane and was also awarded a travelling sports orthopaedic fellowship in the USA.

James is immediate past-chairman of ESSKA-AFAS and on the committee of the International Cartilage Research Society. He was Associate Editor for the Bone & Joint Journal and KSSTA Journal and has been Medical Adviser to Dance UK since 2012. His main area of clinical interest lies in the management of elite sports injuries and he looks after many professional athletes including soccer players from many of the English Premier League and European clubs including Paris St Germaine, AC Milan, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Olympique de Marseille FC in addition to international rugby and cricket clubs, GB Olympic teams and NBA / NFL clubs from the USA.