Profile

Tom Cosker

MB BCh MSc FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Tom Cosker is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and 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 his Fellowship at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre in Exeter.

Tom Cosker has variously worked at Stoke Mandeville Hospital (in the Spinal Injuries Unit and 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.

Research and Teaching

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 to large groups and 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.

Outside of Medicine

Outside of Medicine, Tom Cosker is married to Alana and has two 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 is an active member of his local community and is a keen supporter of not for profit organisations such as the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and the Royal National Institute 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.