Mr Dimitrios Tsekes graduated from the University of Athens Medical School in 2003. He completed his training as core surgical trainee and in 2007 he started his specialist training in Trauma and Orthopaedics at Athens Naval Hospital, focusing on Orthopaedic Sports Injuries. In 2009 he obtained his MSc in Metabolic Bone Disorders from University of Athens Medical School. He subsequently trained in London as a registrar at Whittington Hospital and Barnet and Chase Hospitals, acquiring experience and skills in the whole spectrum of Orthopaedics, obtaining the Fellow of European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (FEBOT) and the Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) diplomas.
He has trained in hand surgery and microsurgery in Athens’ Major Trauma Center (KAT) and has completed two substantive Upper Limb Fellowships; in Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust focusing in shoulder arthroplasty and arthroscopies, and in Royal London Hospital focusing on shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand complex trauma as well as elective upper limb surgery. In 2016 he was appointed Orthopaedic Consultant and Upper Limb Specialist in Queens University Hospital. He now holds a substantive post as a Trauma and Orthopaedic Consultant in Basildon University Hospital, specialising in shoulder and elbow surgery.
Throughout his Orthopaedic career Mr Tsekes has completed research, published articles and has presented at numerous orthopaedic meetings on a national and international level. Mr Tsekes is passionate about training and teaching and was a candidate for the Trainer of the Year Award for 2018 in RLHOTS rotation. He structures and runs courses on upper limb surgery while being a member of faculty for shoulder surgery cadaveric labs in Paris.
Mr Tsekes can provide a full comprehensive shoulder and elbow service for degenerate disease and sports injuries, promoting good medical practice. His approach to the patient is holistic and multidisciplinary, working close with Orthopaedic consultants and other skilled health professionals, in order to provide a caring and evidence-based treatment to his patients.