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Gargan, Martin


Mr Martin Gargan MA (Oxon) BM, BCh, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Head, Division of Paediatric Orthopaedics
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery University of Toronto
Room S – 107, Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Toronto Ontario M5G 1X8 CANADA

phone +1 416 813 7980
fax +1 416 813 6414

Martin Gargan was educated at St Peter’s School York as a York City Scholar.  He went up to Oxford to study medicine in 1978 after a spell at the Webb School of California as an English Speaking Union Scholar.

He graduated from Oxford in 1984 and completed junior doctor posts in Oxford, Liverpool and Bristol before being awarded his FRCS in 1988. In 1993 he was the General Motors/Royal College of Surgeons Trauma Fellow in Detroit, Michigan.

His postgraduate orthopaedic training was on the Oxford rotation but included a special fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children at Great Ormond Street before being appointed as a Consultant in Bristol in 1994.

His main clinical and research interests are paediatric orthopaedics and trauma, and specifically surgery for hip dysplasia and cerebral palsy.

He is interested in education and was Programme Director of the South-West Deanery for six years (2002-2008) during which period the programme had 100% success rate in the FRCS (Tr & Orth) examination.  He was an examiner for the Intercollegiate Specialty examination in trauma and orthopaedics (2001-2007) and also a visiting examiner for a number of other institutions.  He was voted teacher of the year by the Bristol Medical School undergraduates in 2002 and was the BOTA Trainer of the Year (Runner Up – 2008). He was BORG Trainer of the Year most recently in2012 

He was the Clinical Director for the Orthopaedic Department of Bristol Royal Infirmary (2002-2004).  He served on the British Orthopaedic Association Medico-Legal Committee from 2004-2012 and was Chairman for the last three years of that tenure.  He is serving a second term on to the Committee of BSCOS (British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery).  He has also represented the BOA on CORESS (Confidential Reporting System for Surgery) (2007-2010). He was elected to full BOA Council in 2012.

He moved to Canada in September 2014 to take up post as Chief of Orthopaedics at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto

Martin enjoys all sports.  He gained three Blues in rugby union at Oxford as well as representing the Barbarians FC. He continues to enjoy golf and plays off a handicap of 12.

His other main interests are his family, he has three daughters – The Gargettes!