Mr Rob Gleeson BSc MBBS FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Mr Gleeson grew up and was educated in Jersey, Channel Islands. He trained at University College London Medical School gaining a BSc in Anatomy in 1991 and qualified as a doctor in 1994. As a junior orthopaedic surgeon he worked in London and Bristol. He worked with a number of respected knee specialists during his training including Mr Jonathan Webb, Mr Jonathan Eldridge and Mr John Newman. To complete his specialist knee training, Mr Gleeson spent a year in Australia. He undertook a knee fellowship in Sydney with Dr Pinczweski, an internationally renowned soft tissue knee surgeon at the North Sydney Sports and Orthopaedic Medicine centre. Whilst in Australia, he undertook research on the long-term follow up of modern ACL reconstruction and assessment of a new bearing surface for total knee replacements. He has published research comparing fixed and mobile bearing unicompartmental knee replacements.
Mr Gleeson was delighted to take a consultant post in Gloucestershire NHS Foundation Trust upon his return from Australia, replacing a retiring knee surgeon at Gloucester Royal Hospital in 2006. His current NHS practice includes clinics at Gloucester, Stroud, the Dilke and Lydney hospitals as well as Tetbury Hospital. He specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee and has a special interest in surgery for knee instability, patellofemoral dysfunction, malalignment and unicompartmental arthritis. Mr Close and Mr Gleeson have established a Knee Fellow programme at Gloucester Royal Hospital to train young surgeons and to encourage clinical research.
Membership of professional associations
British Orthopaedic Association
British Association for Surgery of the Knee
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England