Mr Ali Noorani

Consultant Upper Limb Surgeon MBBS BSc (Hons) MRCS FRCS (Trauma & Orth)

Medical & Surgical Training

Mr. Noorani qualified from the Imperial College School of Medicine (London) in the year 2000. He completed his Orthopaedic and Trauma training on the prestigious Royal London Hospital rotation and has further specialised in Upper Limb Surgery including Trauma & Sports Injuries. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS Trauma & Orth) in 2009.

Specialist Fellowship Training

He undertook further Specialist Fellowship training in Shoulder, Elbow and Upper Limb Surgery at the world-renowned Upper Limb fellowship programme at The Royal Liverpool Hospital. The Liverpool Upper Limb Unit Fellowship is one of best in the country specialises in complex arthroscopic shoulder surgery and upper limb trauma surgery.

This complements his 16 months during his training at Stanmore with the Shoulder and Elbow Service where the bulk of the work was complex revision Arthroplasty and Instability and at the Peripheral Nerve Injury Unit. This was in addition to his experience in Upper Limb Surgery including complex trauma at the Royal London.

He was also awarded the coveted Annual British Shoulder and Elbow Society Fellowship in 2010, and the equally impressive British Orthopaedic Association Fellowship in 2011. He used these fellowships to gain further valuable training in Upper Limb and Trauma Surgery in the US, at Harvard University, the Mayo Clinic, Columbia University, and the Rothman Institute. He was also awarded an AO trauma fellowship to Salzburg.

Current Professional Positions

Currently, Mr. Noorani also works at St Bartholomew’s and Royal London Hospital (Barts Health NHS) as a substantive Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, specialising in trauma and upper limb surgery. This hospital is a tertiary referral centre for complex upper limb patients.

He has used the LEAN methodology to streamline the patient journey in the upper limb service. He has introduced several innovative pathways, including a one-stop clinic where patient assessment, radiological investigations, pre-admission, and scheduling can all be done within 24 hours. Under his leadership, the upper limb service has acquired state of the art surgical equipment to provide patients with the optimal treatment. He has also introduced a therapy clinic, along with rehabilitation protocols, and patient information sheets for upper limb procedures to ensure patients receive timely and effective post-operative physiotherapy.

He is the founding member of the Royal London Orthopaedic and Trauma Society and the Barts Orthopaedic Fund.

Mr. Noorani is on the education board of the European Society for Shoulder and Elbow Rehabilitation (EUSSER).

He is a co-founder of a Trauma SOS. This a concierge company that looks after all the healthcare needs and logistics for patients with orthopaedics and trauma needs.

He also co-founded The Regenerative Clinic. This is a state of the art clinic that focuses on non-surgical techniques including “stem cell” therapy for pain relief and joint function preservation.

He is also the upper limb lead for the Sports Injury Clinic at OS clinic. Mr Noorani is also a shoulder surgeon at the BMI London Independent and the London Institute for Sports Exercise and Health (ISEH). ISEH is the only International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognised centre in the UK.

He is the upper limb surgeon for the Elite Sports Concierge Service. As part of this service, he looks after upper limb injuries for several London professional sports teams.

He was also the UK Team doctor for the American National Basketball Association (NBA) and the orthopaedic doctor for American National Football League (NFL) and the Rugby World Cup 2015.

His special interests include:

Joint Preservation & Management of Early Onset Arthritis in the Upper Limb Stem Cells for Management of Joint Pain and Disability
Shoulder Instability including Traumatic, Atraumatic, and Muscle Patterning Instability (Multidirectional Instability)
Sports Injuries with a special interest in the treatment of the Shoulder and Elbow Sports Injuries
Management of Rotator Cuff Injuries and Frozen Shoulder
Pec Major, Biceps, ACJ and Sternoclavicular Joint Injuries in athletes. Arthroscopy of the Shoulder & Elbow.
Shoulder Arthroplasty (Primary and Revision) Elbow Arthroplasty (Primary and Revision) Hand and Wrist Surgery including a MDT approach to carpal tunnel syndrome Trauma with a special interest in Upper Limb Trauma including Clavicle/ACJ/Scapula/Proximal Humerus, Elbow, Hand and Wrist injuries. Rehabilitation of the Shoulder and Elbow