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Dafydd "Taff" Edwards
BSc.(Tons.) MBBS FRCS MD DMCC

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Mr Taff Edwards is a fellowship-trained Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon with an interest in routine and trauma, upper-limb surgery. Mr Edwards is currently a Consultant Surgeon at the Royal London Hospital, a Major Trauma Centre where he offers outstanding care to severely injured patients as well as an elective service in Hand, Wrist and Elbow surgery. 

 

He is currently the Clinical Lead for Hand Surgery at Barts Health NHS Trust. 

​His background extends from experience and training at the DGH and Trauma Centre Level.  He has undertaken the year long prestigious British Society of Surgery to the Hand (BSSH) Advanced Training Fellowship based at Wrightington Hospital where he specialised in wrist/hand surgery, hand/wrist/elbow sports injuries, complex elbow reconstruction, plastic surgery and peripheral nerve injury. 

Mr Edwards has an extensive background in numerous local and international hospitals where he practised in Trauma and Orthopaedics, Plastic Surgery, Emergency Medicine, including trauma hospitals in Iraq and Afghanistan. He served for 21 years in the British Army as a Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon. 

 

From 2014 to 2016, he studied for his Research Doctorate at Imperial College London for which he was awarded The Alexander Medal, given for professional work of outstanding merit. This is the Premier Award of the British Army Medical Services and was presented by Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester.  

 

Mr Edwards is a Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London, on the Master in Trauma Course. 

His professional knowledge and skills are constantly kept up-to-date which is reflected in his recent publications and book contributions, notably as an author for the latest edition of Gray's Anatomy (2019).

Mr Edwards, Hand and Wrist Surgeon

Training Pathway

Professional Journey

Registrar Training

2008-2014

Mr Edwards did his speciality training on the Wessex rotation. Over 6 years he trained in all aspects of Trauma and Orthopaedics.

Research MD

2014-2016

Mr Edwards researched and studied for his MD at Imperial College London. His thesis looked at the effect and clinical outcomes of injuries sustained from Improvised Explosive Devices in Iraq and Afghanistan to help delivery of care to the critically injured. He was awarded The Alexander Medal, the Premier Award of the British Army Medical Services given for professional work of outstanding merit.  It was presented by Prince Richard, the Duke of Gloucester. 

Fellowship

2016-2017

Mr Edwards undertook the year-long prestigious British Society of Surgery to the Hand (BSSH) Advanced Training Fellowship based at Wrightington Hospital where he specialised in wrist/hand surgery, hand/wrist/elbow sports injuries, complex elbow reconstruction, plastic surgery and peripheral nerve injury.

Check out my profile page at the Cleveland Clinic, for a more detailed overview:

https://clevelandcliniclondon.uk/doctors/624-mr-dafydd-taff-edwards

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