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Mr Nima Heidari

MBBS, MSc, FRCS(Tr&Orth)

Foot & Ankle and Limb Reconstruction Surgeon


Surgical Interests

Foot & Ankle

  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Ankle joint preserving surgery for arthritis
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Great toe bunion correction
  • Arthritis of the foot and great toe
  • Reconstruction of the foot following trauma
  • Complex foot and ankle fractures
  • Adult flat foot (Pes Planus)
  • Adult high arch(Pes Cavus)
  • Sports injuries of the foot and ankle

Lower Limb Reconstruction

  • Deformity correction
  • Limb lengthening: with external fixators and intramedullary devices
  • Treatment of bone infection
  • Complex Post-trauma reconstruction

Orthopaedic Trauma

  • Complex intra-articular fractures of the lower limb
  • Complex foot fracture including: Lis Franc, Calcaneus, Talus, Cuboid, Navicular

clinics and appointments



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  • Bupa – full recognition
  • AXA-PPP – full recognition
  • Others – full recognition


Posts held

  • Consultant Foot and Ankle and Limb Reconstruction Surgeon
  • The Royal London Hospital
  • Queen Mary University of London, Whitechapel, London E1 1BB



Surgical Training

Mr Heidari qualified in 1998 from St George’s Hospital and undertook his orthopaedic and trauma training on the prestigious Royal London Rotation and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS Tr & Orth) in 2009. 

Fellowship Training

After the completion of his training in 2011 he went on to spend a year at the Bristol Limb Reconstruction Unit, where he trained in all aspects of the management of foot and ankle pathology in adults as well as children, complex trauma and the reconstruction of the lower limb. The Bristol Limb Reconstruction Unit specialises in treating ankle, hind-foot and mid foot problems particularly in diabetics and complex post traumatic deformities and arthritis as well as non-unions, mal-unions, limb deformities (congenital and acquired) and limb lengthening.

He has also travelled widely in Europe, Canada and USA on multiple fellowships in trauma and Foot & Ankle surgery. He has been awarded several prestigious fellowships including:  AO fellowship in the trauma unit of the Medical University of Graz, Austria, the EFORT (European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology) travelling fellowship to Lille University Hospital in France and BOA (British Orthopaedic Association) travelling fellowship to University of Miami. He undertook a coveted Churchill Fellowship in 2012 by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust for a project conducted at several centres of excellence in the US and Canada.

Foot & Ankle and Limb Reconstruction Fellowship

  • University Hospital Bristol
  • Limb Reconstruction Unit
  • Bristol Royal Infirmary
  • Prof. R.M. Atkins, MA, MBBS, DM, FRCS
  • Mr M Jackson, MD, FRCS
  • Mr F Monsell, PhD, FRCS

EFORT (European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology) Travelling Fellowship

  • Lille University Hospital, France
  • Prof. H. Migaud, MD

Paediatric and Adolescent Trauma Fellowship

  • Landeskrankenhaus – Universitätklinikum Graz
  • Universitätklinik für Kinder- und Jungenchirurgie
  • Graz, Austria
  • Prof Dr A.M. Weinberg, MD

AO Trauma Fellowship

  • Landeskrankenhaus – Universitätklinikum Graz
  • Universitätklinik für Unfallchirurgie
  • Graz, Austria
  • Prof T.A. Schildhauer, MD

Churchill Fellowship

  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, California, USA
  • Dr. Stuart Gold: Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
  • University of Utah Orthopaedic Center, Salt Lake City, USA
  • Prof. Charles L. Saltzman: Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • Dr Peter J. O’Brien: Orthopaedic Trauma 
  • The Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, USA
  • Prof Javad Parvizi: Adult Reconstruction
  • Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, USA
  • Dr Robert Rozbruch: Limb Reconstruction

BOA (British Orthopaedic Association) Travelling Fellowship

  • University of Miami, USA
  • Prof James J Hutson

Current Position

Mr Heidari currently at St Bartholomew’s and Royal London Hospital (Barts Health NHS), one of the busiest major trauma centres in the UK, as a substantive Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, specialising in trauma, Foot & Ankle surgery and Limb Reconstruction.  


In 2004 he was awarded a distinction in his Masters degree in Surgical Science at University College London for his research in stem cells and tissue engineering. He has 40 peer reviewed publications in the Orthopaedic literature as well as book chapters.

His main areas of research include techniques of minimally invasive fracture fixation, bone biology and fracture healing. He has secured research grants to investigate the effect infection on skeletal tissues and bone healing.

See Mr Heidari's research


As a consultant in a teaching hospital he regularly conducts teaching for all levels in healthcare, from medical students and allied health professionals (nurses and physiotherapists) to surgical trainees preparing for the Royal College of Surgeons fellowship exams. He is on the faculty of many national and internationally run courses for Foot & Ankle surgery and Trauma.


Pain in the foot and ankle has a profound effect on the quality of life. The process of dealing with these problems requires an open mind, listening to patients as well as a thorough assessment to arrive at an accurate and correct diagnosis. This then needs to be followed by personalised treatment plan and a multidisciplinary team approach that includes specialist physiotherapy, orthotics and modification of footwear.

Mr Heidari strongly believes that an operation is not always the answer and their relationship with a surgeon that they can trust is paramount and they need to know that their surgeon is able to deal with all aspects of their problem and is appropriately trained.

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