Mr Rick Brown


All aspects of foot and ankle surgery. This includes sports injuries, arthritis of the ankle or foot, bunions, neurological conditions, children’s foot problems and the use of minimally invasive surgery for the ankle.


MA (Cantab)
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS)
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Trauma & Orthopaedics) (FRCS (Tr & Orth))

Career and experience:

Rick graduated from the University of Cambridge and King’s College Hospital, London. He completed his orthopaedic training on the Middlesex and Stanmore rotation in London, followed by Fellowships in Sydney, Australia, and Harvard, USA. After his appointment as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in 2004, he established the new foot and ankle service in Cheltenham and ran a regional paediatric foot clinic at Bristol Children’s Hospital.
In 2016 he was appointed to the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, a National Centre of excellence for Orthopaedics. His practice covers all areas of foot and ankle surgery, including sports injuries, neurological conditions, complex forefoot pathology, arthritis and young adult problems. He often sees the more difficult cases from across the country and is involved in developing new advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery.
He still maintains an NHS practice in Gloucestershire
Rick has a strong interest in surgical education. He is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in the University of Oxford and has served for 8 years on the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS) Education committee. Now as the Chairman, he is responsible for the standards of the teaching of Foot & Ankle Surgery across the UK. He is also a lead examiner for the FRCS (Tr&Orth), the highest level of orthopaedic qualification.

Patient says:

“Mr Brown knew exactly what was wrong and how to fix it. He’s a magician!”