Andrew Toms studied Medicine at Birmingham University where he was awarded the Sir John Lewis prize for medicine. He started his Orthopaedic and Trauma training immediately at the Birmingham Accident Hospital and followed this through with a year’s basic surgical training rotation under the Professor of Orthopaedics, Auckland, New Zealand. He completed higher surgical training on the Stoke/Oswestry Orthopaedic training rotation and during this period completed a research degree in Engineering from Cardiff University focusing on revision knee replacement. He was subsequently awarded a Smith & Nephew research award in 2003, British Association of Surgery of the Knee Educational Travel award in 2004, Cutner award from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2004, British Orthopaedic Association award in 2004 and the Charnley Trust Foundation Award in 2004. He completed the Adult Reconstruction Fellowship in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia, where he spent a year operating, skiing, sailing and chasing his 3 young children. Andrew now specialises in surgery of the knee, particularly complex primary total knee replacement, revision knee surgery and knee trauma. He is currently on the European Knee Society research board, NIHR Orthopaedic lead for the SW and is research chair for BASK. Major research interests include pain post TKR, periprosthetic joint infection and alignment in TKR. The unit collaborates as part of NIHR trials and European multicenter studies in these key areas.