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Mr Gavin Bowden

Mr Gavin Bowden

Consultant Spinal Surgeon

BSc (Hon) MBBCh FCS (SA)(Orth)


Year Qualified


Clinical Interests

All aspects of spinal surgery including microdiscectomy, spinal decompression, spinal fusion, spinal deformity correction and tumour surgery.

Professional Profile

Mr Gavin Bowden is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust and the John Radcliffe Hospital, a position held since 2000. His main clinical interests are spine and hip surgery especially the management of degenerative disorders, deformity and tumours of the spine. His major research interest is the design of implants for minimally invasive spinal surgery and basic science interests include the physiology of the growing spine.

He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Oxford.

Mr Bowden graduated in Medicine in 1986 from the University of the Witwatersrand and was awarded the Gencor Prize. He then specialised in Orthopaedic Surgery in Cape Town. In 1995 he was awarded the Synthes Prize by the University of Cape Town and the Edelstein Medal (awarded to the outstanding candidate in the Orthopaedic Fellowship Examination) by the College of Surgeons of South Africa. Between 1996 and 2000 Mr Bowden was the Nuffield Orthopaedic Scholar and Clinical Research Fellow for the Arthritis and Rheumatism Council in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Oxford.

Outside of his professional commitments Mr Bowden led the founding of the Oxford Clinic for Specialist Surgery. In his free time he enjoys fly fishing, music and photography.