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Tom Cosker, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MB BCh MSc FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Tom Cosker is delighted to commence in Jan 2014 as Director of Human Anatomy at Oxford University. He will succeed Professor John Morris who has taught at the University for many years and done a huge amount to progress anatomy teaching during his tenure. Tom will be responsible for all undergraduate anatomy teaching and examinations as well as supporting the Graduate Entry course. Tom's main areas of interest are the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system as well as new technology for supporting learning in medicine and Tom will be looking to bring the latest learning techniques to the department, exploring new ways of learning to support lifelong learning no matter what branch of medicine students choose.

Tom Cosker is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who gained his Completion of Specialist Training in 2011. He works at the Tumour Oncology Unit in Oxford and is developing a Specialist Interest in Upper Limb Surgery and Reconstruction. He is Upper Limb Fellowship trained and has recently completed a Fellowship at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre in Exeter. Tom Cosker has variously worked at Stoke Mandeville Hospital (in the Spinal Injuries Unit alongside some of the UK's foremost Spinal Surgeons), High Wycombe Hospital (specialising in Arthroplasty and general orthopaedic trauma), the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (specialising in Upper Limb Surgery), the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading (again specialising in Upper Limb Surgery), and the John Radcliffe Hospital (specialising in General Orthopaedic Trauma) and a
particularly busy and rewarding year at Northampton
General Hospital.

Tom Cosker has published around 20 peer reviewed publications and has written around 10 books and mini guides covering everything from Shoulder Surgery to Career Guidance for those seeking posts in Higher Surgical Training.

Tom Cosker is a passionate and enthusiastic educator who enjoys lecturing large groups in smaller more informal settings with medical students and more junior doctors. Tom Cosker has also completed a Masters in Trauma Surgery at the University of Wales College of Medicine, graduating with a Merit.

Tom Cosker: Featured Expert

Throughout Tom Cosker's professional career he has been interviewed and featured in a variety of publications including 'The Guardian', where Jon Dennis talked to him about UK hospitals' preparedness for a major terrorist attack. Click the play button below to listen to the interview.

You can also read a similar article in the 'London Evening Standard' featuring comments by Dr Tom Cosker.

Tom Cosker: Outside of Medicine

Outside of Medicine Tom Cosker is married to Alana and has three children. His interests are spending time with his family, travelling abroad, walking in the British countryside, playing tennis and squash and enjoying good food. Tom Cosker is an active member of his local community and is a keen supporter of 'not for proft' organisations such as the National Society for the 'Prevention of Cruelty to Children' and 'Guide Dogs for the Blind'. Tom Cosker is also a member of the newly formed 'Royal College of Medicine' whose patron is HRH the Prince of Wales.

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