A native of Northern Ireland, Dr. Al Getgood moved to Scotland where he qualified from the University of Edinburgh Medical School in 2000. A move south to the University of Cambridge followed where he completed his orthopaedic residency and doctoral research in 2011, submitting a thesis entitled ‘Articular Cartilage Tissue Engineering’, which was awarded the prestigious Sir Lionel Whitby medal.
Sports orthopaedic fellowships followed in London, Ontario, at the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic and Banff Sport Medicine (Alberta) and complex knee reconstruction in Coventry (UK).
Following a term as Associate professor at the University of Warwick, he returned to Canada in September 2012 to take up a new position at the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic, where he specializes in complex knee reconstruction. His research interests include ligament reconstruction and biological solutions to joint repair, leading a translational research laboratory at the University of Western Ontario and serving as director of the London Joint Preservation Centre specializing in cartilage and meniscus transplantation.
He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and currently serves on the General Board of the ICRS, the educational committee of ISAKOS and is a member of the ACL Study group, ESSKA and AOSSM.
Away from work, Dr. Getgood enjoys family time with his wife and two young boys, and running.
Dr Alan Getgood, MPhil MD FRCS(Tr&Orth) DipSEM
Fowler Kenndy Sport Medicine Clinic
London, Ontario, Canada