MR ROBERT 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 uni-compartmental 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 and Stroud 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 knee arthritis. He performs a large number of partial and total knee replacements per annum. Mr Close and Mr Gleeson are actively involved in teaching and supervising trainee knee surgeons at GRH.