Mr Dan Shaerf

Qualifications:MBBS BSc MRCS FRCS(Tr & Orth)

Expertise: All conditions of the hand and wrist, including trauma (fractures of the forearm, wrist, scaphoid, hand), ligament injuries and skier’s thumb. Nerve entrapments, open/endoscopic carpal tunnel release and cubital tunnel release. Tendon disorders, Dupuytren’s contractures, hand and wrist arthiris and joint replacements of the thumb, hand and wrist, including joint fusion and steroid injections.

NHS: London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Adult/Paediatric: Adult & Paediatric


Mr Dan Shaerf is a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Hand & Wrist Surgery. His NHS practice is at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust. He graduated from the Royal Free & University College London Medical School in 2005 with Merit and undertook a BSc in Orthopaedic Science at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Institute of Orthopaedics. During his core surgical rotation, he was ranked in the top 10% across London 4 times in a row, achieving the highest mark in 2009. After completing his specialist training on the highly sought after North West London (Imperial) Rotation he underwent 3 prestigious Hand & Wrist fellowships at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals.

Dan specialises in both disorders and traumatic injuries of the Hand & Wrist. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented to international meetings on varying topics related to Hand & Wrist Surgery as well as Orthopaedics in general. He has set up a Hand Surgery Service based out of Ealing Hospital in West London.

He has a particular interest in thumb and wrist arthritis and uses state-of-the-art joint replacement technology.

Dan is a member of many specialist societies including the British Society for Surgery of the Hand, International Wrist Arthroscopy Society, British Orthopaedic Association and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. He regularly teaches on courses, attends conferences and has visited leading experts to ensure his skills are cutting-edge and up-to-date.

Having been involved in a road traffic accident sustaining multiple fractures himself, Dan has a real understanding of what it is like to be on the receiving end of orthopaedic surgery. This gives him a unique understanding and insight into the experience of his patients.

When not at work, Dan enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children, keeping fit and scuba diving.


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