Professor Fares Haddad

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Professor Fares Haddad is one of the leading hip and knee surgeons in the world.

One of the most prolific and awarded surgical experts working today, Professor Fares Haddad has special expertise in reconstructive and revisional hip and knee surgery. At University College London Hospitals his roles include those of Hip and Knee Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgeon; Professor of Orthopaedic and Sports Surgery; Divisional Clinical Director of Surgical Specialties; and Director of the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health.

Professor Haddad's clinical and research endeavours have centred around hip and knee reconstruction. His interests include joint preservation after trauma and sports injuries, bearing surfaces, implant fixation, periprosthetic infection and outcomes assessment in hip, knee and revision surgery.  His broader work also encompasses strategies to preserve and regain musculoskeletal health; he led the musculoskeletal team at the London Olympics 2012, was instrumental in setting up the National Centre for Sport & Exercise Medicine, and has recently been awarded International Olympic Committee Centre of Excellence status at ISEH.

He leads a clinical research group with interests in joint preservation after injury, the genetic influences on bone and tendon, prosthetic design and performance and in particular outcomes measurement after hip or knee injury, degeneration and surgery. With over 300 peer-reviewed publications to his name, Professor Haddad has presented and published widely on key aspects of hip, knee and sports surgery. He is an invited speaker at numerous international meetings each year, and has been a presidential guest speaker and visiting professor on all five continents within the past twelve months. He has been awarded membership of the International Hip Society and also of the Knee society one of fewer than 10 non-Americans to be granted that honour.

Professor Haddad is a medical adviser at elite level for dancers within the Royal Ballet and for a number of sports including football, athletics, rugby, boxing and martial arts.

He is Editor in Chief of the Bone and Joint Journal, and is on the editorial board of The Journal of ArthroplastyAnnals of the Royal College of Surgeons and Hospital Medicine, as well as being involved in many other prestigious publications.

Professional background


Professor Haddad graduated from the University College London Hospitals with a First Class BSc and MB BS. His basic training in hip and knee surgery and reconstruction started in London on the St Bartholomew's, Royal Free and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital rotations. It was subsequently enhanced by fellowship training in the United States and Canada

Professor Haddad has been awarded an MD (Res) for his thesis on periprosthetic fractures. He was the gold medallist in the FRCS (Orth) exam, and has gained a large number of prizes and prestigious academic awards.  He has been an EFORT Travelling Fellow, British Hip Society Travelling Fellow and ABC Travelling Fellow in 2004. He was a Hunterian Professor in 2005. He has also been awarded a Bronze award by the Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence.

Services provided to HCA


Professor Haddad is Chair of Governance for HCA, and sits on the Sports Board, MAC and is the Chief Medical Advisor for NFL in London. He is also involved in the review of studies and protocols.

Professor Haddad provides medical advisory services for HCA's Princess Grace Hospital. In his role, Professor Haddad leads interactions with hospital medical staff and the hospital leadership team to assist the hospital by providing medical advice and promote high quality, cost effective care.

In his role, he contributes to the strategy, policies and decision-making regarding orthopaedics treatments and advises HCA to ensure that care provided within the facility is appropriate and efficient.

In his role, Professor Haddad advises on initiatives to drive clinical standards by providing professional advice on clinical governance matters and ensuring the adoption of those by colleagues in the orthopaedics area.

In addition, he works with medical insurance companies, GPs, other relevant local NHS contacts, and patients to educate and advise on relevant clinical updates to treatments in orthopaedics available in the facility.

Furthermore, he advises on the accuracy of literature that may be published regarding relevant services. He will also advise on how to make the patient referral smooth to reduce stress and anxiety for patients.

Professor Haddad is Chair of Governance for HCA, and sits on the Sports Board and the MAC. He is also involved in the review of studies.

HCA UK is charged by doctors in return for their expertise and advice, including on how to operate safe hospital facilities delivering complex care. All services provided under this agreement are charged to HCA UK. From January to December 2017, the total charge was 187,956.00.

HCA requires the doctors that advise us to attest that if they also practice in the NHS that they are not compromising their NHS commitments.