Mr. Joseph Pooley
Joe Pooley is a graduate of Newcastle upon Tyne medical school. He gained an MD in 1984 for his basic scientific work on bone circulation. He was awarded the British Orthopaedic Research Society's medal and the British Orthopaedic Association prize and Robert Jones gold-medal for this research. In 1985 he was appointed Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedic surgery and Consultant orthopaedic surgeon in the University of Newcastle upon Tyne/Newcastle upon Tyne hospitals. He was appointed head of the University Department of Orthopaedics in 1987. In 1997, he took up a consultant appointment in the Queen Elizabeth hospital, Gateshead in order to develop a specialised upper limb unit.