Mr Harry Brownlow is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises entirely in problems affecting the shoulder and elbow regions. He also delivers immediate diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound guided injections.
Mr Brownlow qualified with a first class degree in medicine after having gained a BSc for research in basic anatomy. He trained on the academic programme in Oxford and gained an MD for a thesis on research into fracture healing. He won the prize for the best written national exit exam in Orthopaedics. He completed fellowships in advanced shoulder and elbow surgery in Oxford, Sydney and Reading. He was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma surgeon at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading in 2003, and joined CircleReading in 2012.
Mr Brownlow has collected Patient Related Outcome Measures (PROMS) since 2004 and is one of the few surgeons who publishes his success rates.
Harry has an honest, reliable and open personality. He is married to Rukshi, who is an artist, and has two daughters. He enjoys relaxing at home with his family and all their pets. Every week he sails his asymmetric hiking dinghy or goes mountain biking depending on the weather!
Current NHS or research position
Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust in Reading
Year of first medical qualification
Special clinical interests
Rotator cuff disease, shoulder dislocations, shoulder and elbow stiffness, shoulder and elbow replacements, tennis elbow, fractures of the upper arm.
Mr Brownlow is currently involved in two multicentre national research projects looking at aspects of surgical management of rotator cuff tears and impingement. Hopefully these large studies will help decide how best to treat these two common shoulder problems.
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies
- British Orthopaedic Association
- British Elbow and Shoulder Society