Mike McNicholas is a Consultant Major Trauma and Specialist Knee Surgeon with a supraregional referral practice at the University Hospital Aintree. After completing advanced surgical training in Edinburgh, Switzerland, America and Japan he was appointed as a Consultant in 2001.
He has been an Honorary Professor at the University of Salford from 2006 to 2018, Honorary Senior Lecturer at The University of Liverpool since 2014.
He is regularly invited to teach at national and international meetings, training juniors and other Consultants on arthroscopic surgery, ligament reconstruction of the knee and knee replacement and trauma surgery. The Mersey Regional Training Rotation nominated him as Trainer of the Year in 2012. He is a member of the UK National Ligament and International Cartilage Repair Society Registry Steering Committees. He is a clinician advisor to NICE and associate editor of The Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma and reviewer for several orthopaedic journals. He has written 9 book chapters, over 40 peer reviewed publications, over 130 National and International Podium and over 90 Poster Presentations.
Current research interests include stem cell applications in knee injury, outcomes following arthroplasty, ligament reconstruction, osteotomy and the treatment of focal articular cartilage defects and early arthritis using novel implants.
He has lectured on the effects of the Montgomery ruling upon trauma and orthopaedic surgical practice. He has been involved in producing gold standard patient information since 1996. He has instigated recent developments in internet based interactive patient information systems to facilitate patient decision making.