Professor Peter Giannoudis

Professor Peter Giannoudis


I work as the Professor (School of Medicine, University of Leeds) and Honorary Consultant at Leeds General Infirmary (LGI), a major teaching hospital serving a population in the region of 3.5 million. It is a major trauma unit, accepting complex trauma through its busy Accident and Emergency Department and from other hospitals of the region.   I am the section head of the department and responsible for the clinical trials at Leeds General infirmary Hospital. I am a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow.  


In 2000, I was awarded the M.D. degree by the University of Leeds.  I have successfully completed 2 trauma fellowships: at the University of Louisville, Kentucky USA and Hannover Medical School, Hannover Germany respectively. Throughout my career I have served in positions of responsibility including amongst others: President of the British Trauma Society (2003-2007), President of the European Society of Pelvis and Acetabulum (2007-2012), President of the European Society Tissue Regeneration in Orthopaedics and Traumatology (2018-onwards), Chair of the International Committee of Orthopaedic Trauma Association (USA) (2012-2018), Trustee of the British Orthopaedic Association (2017-2020), and Editor in Chief of Injury Journal (2010-onwards).


My research interest is focused, on the immune-inflammatory response following accidental and surgical trauma, biology of mesenchymal stem cells, bone regeneration, bioengineering, and clinical outcomes following fracture fixation.


I have published over 600 peer review papers. His google scholar h-index is 93 with 32,567 citations. 


I have given over 250 invited national and international guest lectures and Keynote lectures since 2004.







  • Section Head for Trauma & Orthopaedics
  • Head of Clinical Trials LGI
  • Post Graduate Supervisor for Research

Research interests

Professor Giannoudis has an ever expanding research portfolio and includes the following themes: 

  •      Genetic predisposition to fracture non-union
  •      Biological profile of fracture non union
  •      Biology of mesenchymal stem cells
  •      Pharmacological enhancement of bone healing 
  •      Tissue engineering approaches to bone and soft tissue defects
  •      Membrane bone guided regeneration
  •      Bone infection and its regulation following fracture fixation and open fracture management
  •      Immuno-inflammatory response to trauma
  •      Application of nanotechnology techniques for delivery of growth factors
  •      Augmentation of fragility fractures
  •      Clinical evaluation of implants for bone fixation
  •      Clinical outcome studies

Strong links of collaboration and cross fertilisation have been established with other university research groups and institutes including, inflammatory arthritis, mechanical engineering, dentistry, microbiology and surgery.  


  • BSc
  • MB
  • MD
  • FACS
  • FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Glasg)

Professional memberships

  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Trauma Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons England
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons
  • International Society of Fracture Repair
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • European Society of Tissue Regeneration
  • AO Foundation

Student education

I am actively involved in the post graduate teaching of residents of the regional Trauma & Orthopaedic rotation. I also contribute to the teaching of postgraduate research students and foundation doctors. Moreover, I teach the Trauma fellows and AO fellows. 

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • International health research
  • Musculoskeletal disease
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Regenerative Medicine Group
  • Surgical technology
  • Orthopaedics and Trauma Sciences
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