Vladimir Bobic, Prof, FRCSEd, MD
Nuffield Health, The Grosvenor Hospital Chester, Chester, United Kingdom
Professor Vladimir Bobic is a Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon in full-time clinical and surgical practice. He is the director and founder of Chester Knee Clinic and Cartilage Repair Centre. The clinic, founded in 1996, is based at the Grosvenor Hospital in Chester, UK, where it is recognised as an ISAKOS-approved teaching centre. Professor Bobic has over twenty three years of extensive experience in all aspects of knee surgery, including arthroscopic surgery, ligament reconstruction, knee arthroplasty, and particularly in articular cartilage repair. He is involved in national and international collaborative clinical and basic science research related to knee articular cartilage imaging, repair, rehabilitation and functional outcomes. His clinical and surgical practice includes all contemporary articular cartilage repair technologies, including stem cell therapies. He organised one of the first UK seminars on the use of Autologous Stem Cell Therapies in Orthopaedics which was held in Chester in June 2013. He has over twenty years of experience in clinical and arthroscopic imaging, including digital image and video editing, and over sixteen years of experience in clinical and MR digital imaging of articular cartilage and subchondral bone. Prof Bobic introduced the first web-based MRI Teleradiology units at the Grosvenor Nuffield Hospital in Chester in 2004, in collaboration with Dr David Ritchie, Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist, Kodak and Alliance Medical. He is one of the founding members of the ICRS and a founder and former chairman of the ICRS Articular Cartilage Imaging and Rehabilitation Committees. He continues to focus on articular cartilage repair and autologous biological treatment options, which are his main clinical, imaging and research interests.