Andy Metcalfe is an associate professor of trauma and orthopaedics at the Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, and consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire. His clinical practice is in knee surgery.
He graduated from the University of Sheffield and did his surgical training on the Welsh rotation. He completed his PhD in 2014 with the Arthritis Research UK Biomechanics and Bioengineering Centre in Cardiff on the effect of knee arthritis on the other knee and the hips. His fellowships were at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre in Bristol, with Jonathon Eldridge and Andrew Porteous, followed by the North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre in Australia with David Wood.
His research includes clinical trials and clinical effectiveness in orthopaedics. He is currently leading an innovative large multi-centre adaptive RCT on a new device in shoulder surgery (START:REACTS, NIHR EME, £932K) and has multiple other RCTs and studies ongoing, including in patello-femoral instability, osteoarthritis and cartilage lesions. He also has an ongoing collaboration with orthopaedic surgeons in Nairobi, helping to adress some of the challenges that they face. He is the theme lead for 'Surgery, Pain and Rehabilitation' at Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, a large group working towards approximately 15 different RCTs at present.
Andy maintains an interest in training and teaching and leads the NIHR integrated clinical academic training programme in orthopaedics at Warwick. He is a keen football fan and an enthusiastic (but unskilled) player, and has two young children who keep him active.