Mr Atif A. Malik
MB ChB, MRCS Ed, MRCS Eng, MSc. (Ortho. Eng), MFST (RCS Ed), Dip. Clin. Ed (RCS Glasg), Dip. Football Med (FIFA), FACS, FRCS Tr & Orth
Mr Atif A Malik is a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in Hip & Knee disorders and Sports Injuries.
Mr Malik's focus and interest lies in hip arthritis, knee arthritis (in particular joint preservation surgery in the young including partial knee replacement, cartilage procedures and meniscus preserving surgery), sports injuries and rehabilitation to allow early return to function. He has extensive experience in joint preservation techniques including participation in numerous research studies in the use of stem cells, tissue engineering and cartilage regeneration techniques.
Mr Malik completed his under-graduate training at the University of Manchester Medical School. His interest in trauma, orthopaedics and sports injuries developed whilst working with the Orthopaedic surgeon looking after Manchester United Football Club.
He went on to be appointed to the world recognised Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore Higher Surgical Rotation for Trauma & Orthopaedics. This included rotations at the prestigious Royal London Hospital (a world leader in trauma services) and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.
He continued to develop his sub-speciality interest in hip and knee pathology by completing the highly sought after Sir John Charnley Fellowship at Wrightington Hospital with Professor Peter Kay (Medical Director for MSK Services, NHS England) and Professor Martyn Porter (Medical Director of the National Joint Registry).
He was awarded the European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy Fellowship in 2014 allowing him to travel to centres of excellence in Innsbruck, Vienna, Paris, Lyon, Rome, Genoa, Madrid and Lisbon to further refine and develop his surgical practice.
He was also awarded the Ronald Raven Barbers Award by the Royal College of Surgeons of England allowing him to visit Dr Charles Brown, a world renowned figure in knee surgery specialising in meniscal injury and knee ligament reconstruction.
He was awarded the Ethicon Travelling Fellowship Award by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He was also a participant in the Academic Exchange Program at Endo Klinik in Hamburg, Germany with Professor Thorsten Gehrke, a leading expert in prosthetic joint infections at the world renowned Endo Klinic, Hamburg.
He continued developing his interest in sports injuries and was appointed as a sports doctor for the Wrestling events at the Commonwealth Games and was also the resident sports doctor (including being pitch-side) for the football games at Old Trafford during the Olympics in 2012. He was the Club Doctor for the London Skolars Rugby League Club until 2016.
He was Joint Clinical Director for the Trauma & Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Pain Management divisions at Milton Keynes University Hospital until 2021.
Mr Malik is passionate about teaching and training medical students and junior doctors. He has completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education and was previously the Deputy Block lead for MSK at the University of Buckinghamshire Medical School. He is also a member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers for the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and a Tutor on the Edinburgh University/ RCS Edinburgh ESSQ course.
He has over 30 publications in international journals including invitations to act as guest editor for special editions of several journals relating to stem cell technology and tissue engineering given his expertise. He has also been invited to write numerous book chapters with a particular emphasis on trauma and sports injuries.
Mr Malik also acted as the Medical Advisor to the popular BBC television drama series, Holby City and is regularly invited by international and national media agencies for his thoughts and opinions.
He is currently one of only 6 orthopaedic surgeons in the UK who has obtained Fellowships granted by both the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the American College of Surgeons.