Robert A. Dickson, DSc
Professor and Head, Dept. Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
University of Leeds

About Robert A. Dickson, DSc

Doctor Dickson is the Professor and Head of the Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery at the University of Leeds. In addition, he is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at St. James' University Hospital and General Infirmary in Leeds. Dr. Dickson treats children and adults with complex spinal problems.

Academically, Dr. Dickson is the Director, University of Leeds Centre for Spinal Research; an interdisciplinary group including orthopaedic surgery, applied mathematics, statistics, medical imaging, and mechanical engineering. He is also a member of the Interdisciplinary Trauma Research Group that focuses on the molecular response to major injury.

During his training at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, Dr. Dickson earned many qualifications including a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Master of Surgery, and Doctor of Science. He is also a Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh). Dr. Dickson earned a Higher Surgical Training Certificate in Traumatic and Orthopaedic Surgery and Fellowship ad eundem at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

During his career, Dr. Dickson has received many honors and awards. These include the Robert Jones Medal from the British Orthopaedic Association for his research into the cause and effect of idiopathic scoliosis and the Jacksonian Prize from the Royal College of Surgeons of England for scientific research about idiopathic scoliosis treatment.

Dr. Dickson is the author/ editor of 8 textbooks, 30 chapters, and more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, he serves on the editorial board of 7 journals including 4 spinal journals.

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