WELCOME BACK to #ThePaedipodsCast! It was so great to meet so many listeners IRL/F2F at the BOA Meeting in Aberdeen in September, and to get your feedback and suggestions for future guests.
This Months guest is a complete 'all-rounder-big-hitter' in paediatric orthopaedics. Mr Martin Gargan heralds from York, trained at Oxford and was inspired into a career in paediatric orthopaedics early on his career. Having spent some time at Great Ormond Street and on a trauma fellowship in DEtroit, MI, he was appointed as a paediatric orthopaedic consultant in Bristol in 1994. He developed an incredible broad practice with a focus on hip preservation, introducing the PAO procedure to the region under the tutelage of David Reynolds.
He has accomplished a huge amount including as TPD for the SW Deanery where his trainees had a 100% pass rate on the FRCS, and even got to select their own rotations to maximise their training opportunities. Serving as the chief examiner of the FRCS has given him an insight into how to best train the next generation of surgeons, and serving on the BOA Medicolegal committee as a member/Chairman has given the experience to better understand how we can deliver safe care through teams and continual review and improvement.
Most notably, he was appointed as the Harold & Bernice Graves Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto from 2014-18 where he developed incredible leadership and management experience which has led to him being appointed as the Divisional Chair of Women's & Childrens at University Hospital of Bristol group.
Its an incredible episode covering a breadth of topics! enjoy!