Mike McNicholas

Mike McNicholas is a Consultant Soft Tissue Knee and Trauma Surgeon at the University Hospital Aintree moving there in 2013, when it became a Major Trauma Centre for the Cheshire and Mersey Region. After completing Knee Fellowships in Edinburgh, Switzerland, America and Japan he was appointed as a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon in Warrington General Hospital in 2001 specialising in knee surgery since then. He qualified from the Universities of St Andrews (BSc, 1986), Manchester (MB, ChB, 1989) and Dundee (MD, 2000) His Orthopaedic training was in Dundee, and Edinburgh (FRCSEd Tr & Orth, 2000). He is regularly invited to teach at national and international meetings, training juniors and other Consultants on arthroscopic surgery, ligament reconstruction of the knee and knee replacement and trauma surgery. The Mersey Regional Training Rotation nominated him as Trainer of the Year in 2012. He is Faculty for Train the Trainer, Training Assessment in the Clinical Environment and Advanced Arthroscopy Courses of the Royal College of Surgeons. He is a member of the National Ligament Registry Steering Committee. His current research interests include stem cell applications in knee injury, outcomes following arthroplasty, ligament reconstruction, osteotomy and the treatment of focal articular cartilage defects and early arthritis using novel implants.