John McMaster

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon - MBE MBChB DM FRCS (Tr & Orth)
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John McMaster has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon at the Oxford Trauma Unit since 2005, looking after all aspects of bone, joint and soft tissue injury.


Mr McMaster’s higher surgical training in Nottingham included a Doctorate thesis on ankle and hindfoot injury in automobile collisions. He undertook further Fellowship level training in Canada to develop his expertise in the management of complex bone and joint injury of the pelvis, upper and lower limbs.

Mr McMaster held the position of Clinical Director for the Oxford University Hospitals’ Trauma Directorate and led the implementation of the Thames Valley Trauma Network. He is an active member of faculty on national and international educational courses and has been an author and reviewer of international trauma literature.

Through military and NGO activity, Mr McMaster has experience of delivering orthopaedic and ballistic trauma care in austere environments. He was awarded an MBE for military medical services in Afghanistan in 2008.

Special interests:

Multiply-injured patients and the management of fractures involving the pelvis, acetabulum, hip, knee, foot and ankle.

Post-trauma secondary reconstruction, including the management of fractures that have failed to heal (non-union) or healed in an unsatisfactory position (mal-union).


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