Mr Peter Bates

Mr Peter Bates

BSc. MBBS MRCS FRCS (Tr and Orth)

Polytrauma Surgeon

Special Interests:

  • Polytrauma
  • Pelvic fractures
  • Acetabular fractures


Mr Peter Bates is an orthopaedic trauma surgeon at the Royal London Hospital, the largest and busiest of the capital’s Major Trauma Centres.

Mr Bates is the Clinical Lead for Orthopaedics and Head of Orthopaedic Trauma at this hospital in addition to being an honorary senior lecturer at the university (QMUL).

Mr Bates’s subspecialty interest is in polytrauma (patients with multiple injuries) and the treatment of pelvic and acetabular fractures. As an honorary senior lecturer at QMUL and lead faculty for the ‘Orthopaedic Trauma Sciences’ MSc, Mr Bates is also faculty on the internationally renowned ‘Trauma Sciences’, providing online, distance learning to budding trauma specialists.

In the medium to long term, Mr Bates aims to help make the Royal London Hospital a source of prolific orthopaedic trauma research and academic learning.

He is also a medico-legal medical expert, specialising in those who have sustained high energy trauma and of providing reports in cases of post-traumatic injury.


Mr Bates trained around North East London with his higher surgical training at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. He later participated in 2.5 years of internationally recognised trauma fellowships in Christchurch (NZ), Nottingham (UK) and Dallas (Tx, USA). During Mr Bates’ specialist registrar training, on the RNOH programme, he gained good general exposure and confidence in all aspects of elective and emergency, adult and paediatric orthopaedics.

We are proud to celebrate Peter Bates who was awarded the prestigious national 2014 British Orthopaedic Trainee Association (BOTA) Trainer of The Year Award from among 22 nominations across the United Kingdom for his commitment, enthusiasm and passion to teaching trainee orthopaedic surgeons.


PRIZES British Orthopaedic Trainees Associaton; 2014

‘Trainer of the Year’

An extremely prestigious award voted by a national panel of trainees. This is one of Mr Bates’ proudest achievements!

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