Mr Peter Bates
BSc. MBBS MRCS FRCS (Tr and Orth)
Consultant Polytrauma Surgeon
- 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 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.
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!