Associate Professor Robert Ashford

Associate Professor Robert Ashford

Ordinary Member

Associate Professor Rob Ashford is a Consultant Orthopaedic & Sarcoma Surgeon at the University Hospitals of Leicester & Honorary Consultant Sarcoma Surgeon at Nottingham University Hospitals. He was appointed to the BASO National Committee in 2014.

He graduated from the London Medical College in 1992, and his basic surgical training was in East Anglia and London. He undertook an MD at the University of Sheffield on skeletal metastases in breast cancer.  His higher surgical training was on the Leeds rotation, and he completed his training with fellowships in orthopaedic oncology and lower limb arthroplasty in Sydney and Stanmore. 
Rob is the lead clinician of the East Midlands Sarcoma Service. His tumour practice includes soft tissue sarcomas, metastatic malignancy and benign bone and soft tissue tumours. He remains active in research, and his research interests are palliative orthopaedic surgery, desmoid fibromatosis and soft tissue sarcomas.  He is an Honorary Associate Professor of Cancer Studies at the University of Leicester and lectures regularly on skeletal metastases and palliative orthopaedic surgery.

In 2014 Rob was selected by the British Orthopaedic Association for the ABC Travelling Fellowship. He was the Senate member of the NHS England Sarcoma Clinical Reference Group, the inaugural Honorary Secretary of the British Orthopaedic Oncology Society and remains on BOOS Executive Committee. Rob has also been a member of the NCRI Sarcoma Clinical Studies Group. He is also an avid supporter of Leicester Tigers RFC.

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