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Carlos Eduardo Cobiella

LMS, FRCS Ed (Tr and Orth)

Special Interests

Shoulder and elbow injuries and conditions including sports injuries, rotator cuff problems, dislocation/instability, frozen shoulder and arthritis




Mr Carlos Cobiella grew up in Spain and graduated from Medical School at the Universidad Autonoma in Madrid. He moved to London where he completed his basic surgical training before entering the training program in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. He is a specialist in orthopaedics and became interested in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and had further training in this area under the care of Messrs Bayley, Calvert and Lambert at the Shoulder and Elbow Unit at the RNOH and Professor Birch at the Peripheral Nerve Injury.

Mr Cobiella was appointed as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Whittington Hospital in 2003, where he set up the Shoulder and Elbow service. He moved to UCLH in 2005 to pursue his career in a more academic environment and there had the opportunity to develop the Upper Limb Service. He now leads a team that includes another Shoulder surgeon and two Hand and Wrist surgeons. He is also a member of The Shoulder Unit at the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth.

Mr Cobiella enjoys all aspects of Shoulder and Elbow surgery, including the treatment of Sports injuries, arthritis and fractures. He has a keen interest in arthroscopic (keyhole) techniques. He is a member of faculty in numerous courses in Arthroscopic and Sports Injury Surgery, both national and international. As well as training medical students and junior doctors, he directly supervises the training of the UCH Shoulder and Elbow Fellow. He continues to publish in his field and presents his results regularly at scientific meetings.

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