Andy Williams is an orthopaedic knee surgeon and founder of Fortius Clinic, London.
He is a Reader at Imperial College London; and, until December 2015, was Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford.
Andy qualified from King’s College Hospital, London in 1987 and his orthopaedic training was completed at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore followed by a year’s Fellowship in Brisbane, Australia where experience with Sports-Related Surgery began. On his return to the UK in 1997, Andy became Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore until the end of December 1999. From January 2000 until end of 2014 worked as a consultant at The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.
Andy's elective practice is now exclusively knee surgery, approximately 90% of which is soft tissue knee surgery. He undertakes around 100 Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstructions per year and a multi-ligament reconstruction every two weeks. This latter work represents one of the world’s largest experiences.
Andy is currently the primary knee surgeon for many of the UK’s professional sports teams, including many Premiership teams, especially in football, and rugby. 70% of his patients are professional sportsmen and women, and 50% of all his operative cases are on professional athletes. With a group of colleagues he set up the Fortius Clinic (a new private practice clinic) in central London in 2011.
He was on the executive of The British Association for Surgery of The Knee and sits on the Editorial Board of the Bone and Joint Journal and Joint Surgery. He reviews scientific articles for the The Bone and Joint Journal, and The American Journal of Sports Medicine.