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Mr Nima Heidari, foot and ankle surgeon

I am a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon based in Central London, specialising in treating foot and ankle conditions, including sports injuries. I qualified in 1998 and undertook my orthopaedic and trauma training at the Royal London Hospital. I became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2009. I have a particular interest in ankle joint preservation and limb reconstruction.

My NHS practice is at the Royal London Hospital, the busiest major trauma centre in Europe, where I set up the Bone Infection Unit which takes referrals from across the region. In the private sector my practices include BMI The London Independent Hospital, near the City of London and Canary Wharf, and The Princess Grace Hospital in Marylebone.

Surgical and non-surgical treatments

Pain in the foot and ankle can have a profound effect on your quality of life. At your first consultation I’ll spend time discussing your symptoms with you before carrying out a thorough assessment to accurately diagnose and treat the problem. I offer a wide range of surgical and non-surgical treatments to help you return to your normal fitness as quickly as possible.

You’ll have an opportunity to consider your options – whether or not they include surgery – and once any treatment has been carried out you will be given a targeted rehabilitation plan, supported by a team of experienced physiotherapists, to speed up your recovery.

Consultant Foot, Ankle and Limb Reconstruction Surgeon

Mr Heidari qualified in 1998 from St George's Hospital and undertook his orthopaedic and trauma training at the Royal London Hospital. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2009.

In 2012 he was appointed as a Consultant at the Royal London Hospital, the largest trauma centre in Europe. Since then he has set up the Foot and Ankle Unit as well as the Bone Infection Service. He provides a tertiary service for complex foot and lower limb injuries.

Mr Heidari has worked widely in Europe, Canada and USA on multiple fellowships in trauma and foot and ankle surgery. In 2012 he became a Fellow of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust having completed a Travelling Fellowship across the US and Canada.

Special interests

Foot and ankle: ankle arthritis, joint preserving surgery for arthritis, arthroscopy, bunion correction, reconstruction of the foot following trauma, complex foot and ankle fractures, adult flat foot, adult high arch, sports injuries of the foot and ankle

Lower limb reconstruction: deformity correction, limb lengthening, treatment of bone infection, complex post-trauma reconstruction

Orthopaedic trauma: complex intra-articular fractures of the lower limb, complex foot fractures including: Lisfranc (mid foot) injuries and calcaneus (heel bone) injuries


July 1998
St George's Hospital Medical School 
University of London, UK

November 2001 
Royal College of Surgeons of England, UK

September 2004 
University College London, UK

November 2009 
Royal College of Surgeons of England, UK

Current position

Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon
With special interest in

  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Lower Limb Trauma and Reconstruction

The Royal London Hospital 
Barts Health NHS Trust
E1 1BB

Princess Grace Hospital
42-52 Nottingham Place

London Independent Hospital 
Beaumont Square
Stepney Green
E1 4NL

108 Medical Chambers
108 Harley Street

Fellowships and subspecialty training

July 2011 - July 2012
Foot & Ankle and Limb Reconstruction Fellowship
University Hospital Bristol
Limb Reconstruction Unit
Bristol Royal Infirmary

I worked with five consultants with a subspecialty interest in the management of foot and ankle pathology in adults as well as children, complex trauma and the reconstruction of the lower limb. The Bristol Limb Reconstruction Unit specialises in treating ankle, hindfoot and midfoot problems particularly in diabetics and complex post traumatic deformities and arthritis as well as non-unions, mal-unions, limb deformities (congenital and acquired) and limb lengthening.  

November 2011 - December 2011
EFORT Foundation
Travelling Fellowship, Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
Lille University Hospital, France

This fellowship is awarded by the EFORT Foundation and sponsored by Zimmer GmbH. The selection process is competitive. I spent four weeks at the Department of Orthopaedics at Lille University Hospital.

July 2010 - Oct 2010
Paediatric and Adolescent Trauma Fellowship
Landeskrankenhaus – Universitätklinikum Graz
Universitätklinik für Kinder- und Jungenchirurgie
Graz, Austria

I gained experience in the management of children's fractures and injuries and also got involved in the research. I played a pivotal role in two successful grant applications for research projects now in progress at the Medical University of Graz.

April 2010 - June 2010
AOTrauma Fellowship
Landeskrankenhaus - Universitätklinikum Graz
Universitätklinik für Unfallchirurgie
Graz, Austria

I undertook a 12 week AO fellowship at the Department of Traumatology of the Medical University of Graz, a level 1 trauma centre. The emphasis was on the multidisciplinary management of multiple trauma and treatment of complex peri-articular, long bone and spinal fractures. I gained further experience in the operative treatment of peri-articular fractures, use of locking plates and minimally invasive techniques. I performed a number of anatomical studies particularly in relation to techniques of minimally invasive osteosynthesis, now published in peer reviewed journals.


MSc in Surgical Sciences
September 2003 - September 2004
Project: The effect of mesenchymal stem cells on the integration and remodelling of impaction grafting (Distinction)

Centre for Biomedical Engineering 
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
University College London

Other positions

Academic Secretary, Royal London Hospital Orthopaedic and Trauma Society
January 2007 - July 2011 
As the founding member of this Society, I led the organisation of the annual academic meeting and was involved in securing funding from industry (see:

Chairman, AOTrauma Masters Course – Foot & Ankle Reconstruction
2016 and 2017
AOTrauma is an international community of trauma and orthopaedic surgeons, musculoskeletal researchers, and operating room personnel (ORP) dedicated to delivering knowledge, experience, and evidence to improve patient care and outcomes in the field of musculoskeletal trauma.

Mr Nima Heidari


Consultant Foot, Ankle and Limb Reconstruction Surgeon
MBBS, MSc, FRCS(Tr&Orth)