Dunlop, Mr Douglas G

Mr Douglas DunlopMBBCh FRCS FRCSEd FRCSEd(Tr&Orth) MD


Trauma and orthopaedics


Hip and knee

Training and education

  • Graduated with surgical distinction, University of Wales College of Medicine, 1990.
  • FRCS and FRCSEd, 1994.
  • Orthopaedic training in Edinburgh.
  • FRSCEd(Tr&Orth), 2000.
  • MD (awarded with distinction), University of Edinburgh, 2001.


Mr Dunlop has worked for the Trust since May 2002 as a consultant orthopaedic and trauma surgeon. He is also an honorary senior clinical lecturer at the University of Southampton.

Mr Dunlop is the lead orthopaedic clinician for research and development at University Hospital Southampton. He has a particular interest in the make-up of bone and bone substitutes, and has undertaken collaborative research in this field, both in this country and in Australia, which has increased the understanding of revision surgery. Mr Dunlop has had the opportunity to undertake stem cell research with this group, supervising students in his role as honorary senior clinical lecturer, in collaboration with University orthopaedics (Professor Cyrus Cooper and Dr Richard OC Oreffo, University of Southampton bone and joint group), as a direct extension of his MD thesis. Two trainee orthopaedic surgeons undertaking this research were awarded their MD’s in 2008.

Awards and prizes

  • Medical Futures Innovation awards winner: Best Surgical Innovation, June 2007.
  • BOTA/BORS/APOS prize; L’Oreal prize, TERMIS-EU; TCES travel bursary; BORS travelling fellowship; Gauvain scientific meeting (1st prize); RSM president’s prize; McKee prize (British Hip Society). (BBolland), 2007.
  • BORS travelling bursary; Gauvain Scientific meeting (2nd prize). (BBolland/STilley), 2006.
  • RSM Presidents prize; Gauvain Scientific meeting (1st & 2nd prize), 2005.
  • FRCSEd (Tr & Orth) Arthur Edward Burton Memorial Prize, 2000. Annual award for outstanding performance in the written section of the Intercollegiate Speciality Examination.
  • Young Investigator Award Australia New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS), Brisbane Australia, 15 October 1999.


As an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in revision hip surgery it is not unusual to come across patients with critical bone loss. Research with this group is focussed around development of biomimetic scaffolds and improvement of traditional (donor) bone graft techniques through: stem cell augmentation; mechanical impaction enhancement; synthetic material utilisation; and signal potentiation. The group has reached the stage of performing several translational procedures on human volunteers in the operating theatre, with early, published results. The group has approached research councils for funding (BBSRC/EPSRC/MRC) and is in discussion with industry having registered patents for the techniques. The future potential is real and exciting.

For a full list of publications see Mr Dunlop's publications on the University of Southampton School of Medicine website.