Mr Rob Ashford is a Consultant Orthopaedic & Sarcoma Surgeon
at the University Hospitals of Leicester & Honorary Consultant
Sarcoma Surgeon at Nottingham University Hospitals.He was appointed
to the BASO National Committee in 2014.
He graduated from the London Medical College in 1992. His basic
surgical training was in East Anglia and London. He undertook an MD
at the University of Sheffield on skeletal metastases in breast
cancer. His higher surgical training was on the Leeds
rotation and he completed his training with fellowships in
orthopaedic oncology and lower limb arthroplasty in Sydney and
Rob is the lead clinician of the East Midlands Sarcoma Service.
His tumour practice includes soft tissue sarcomas, metastatic
malignancy and benign bone and soft tissue tumours. He remains
active in research and his research interests are palliative
orthopaedic surgery, desmoid fibromatosis and soft tissue sarcomas.
He is an Honorary Consultant Assistant Professor at the
Unviersity of Nottingham and lectures regularly on skeletal
metastases and palliative orthopaedic surgery.
In 2014 Rob was selected by the British Orthopaedic Association
for the ABC Travelling Fellowship. He is the senate member of the
NHS England Sarcoma Clinical Reference Group and was the inaugural
Honorary Secretary of the British Orthopaedic Oncologyy Society and
remains on BOOS Executive Committee. Rob was also a member of the
NCRI Sarcoma Clinical Studies Group.
He is also an avid supporter of Leicester Tigers RFC.