Fazal Ali has a special interest in sports injuries to the knee and the young arthritic knee. His adult practice, since 2004, is at Chesterfield Royal Hospital and his paediatric practice is at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital. He trained in Sheffield with a Knee Fellowship in Newcastle and a short Trauma Fellowship in New York. He is a former Training Programme Director for South Yorkshire and is presently the Academic Secretary of BOSTAA. He is Head of the Question Writing committee of the Intercollegiate Board.
In 2017 he was honoured with the BASK Ambassador award to visit Mininder Kocher in Boston USA to help set up a regional center for the management of ACL injuries in children.Since then, together with Nick Nicolaou they are rapidly developing a major specialist centre for the management of soft tissue injuries and congenital deficiencies to the knee in children and adolescents.
He has published his work, written chapters and given invited lectures on training issues and knee surgery both nationally and internationally. He has co-edited ‘Examination Techniques in Orthopaedics’ which is a best-selling orthopaedic text and is presently being launched in Chinese . He is the founder in 2007 of the largest clinical examination course worldwide: The Chesterfield and Sheffield FRCS Clinical course.
Fazal was voted ‘South Yorkshire Orthopaedic Trainer of the Year’ on five occasions. He was given a life-time award for training by the South Yorkshire training scheme in 2012. He was twice shortlisted by BOTA as one of the top trainers in the UK. In 2018 he was again voted Trainer of the Year, this time by East Midlands. In 2017 he was honoured by the South Yorkshire Orthopaedic Training Rotation by the creation of an annual award: The ‘Fazal Ali Award for Academic Excellence’.
He serves as a senior examiner for the Intercollegiate Board in the FRCS(Tr&Orth) examinations. In 2017 he was elected to the panel of international examiners. Mr Ali also serves on the board of examiners in other countries with the view that this would help advance the standard of orthopaedic training worldwide.
Fazal enjoys travelling and cricket. He lives with his wife Gill and 3 children Reza, Sara and Alfie
(who also happens to be a beagle!)