Ian McDermott

Consultant Knee Surgeon
Central London

Ian McDermott is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising purely in knees.

Ian was a consultant at Ealing Hospital, but he left the NHS in 2008 and he now works in full-time private practice in Central London. Ian is the founder and the Managing Partner of the London Sports Orthopaedics practice, based in The City of London.

As a trainee Ian was the President of BOTA. He then became the youngest ever surgeon to be elected as a Council Member and Trustee of the Royal College of Surgeons, and he served a 6-year term of office. Ian has also been a member of the Orthopaedic Subcommittee of the CCSC of the BMA, and he has been a Board Member of the Federation of Independent Practitioners Organisations (FIPO) for the last 10 years.

Ian has maintained strong academic interests, and he is an Honorary Professor Associate in the School of Sport & Education at Brunel University. Ian is also the co-founder and the current President of the UK Biological Knee Society. Ian’s clinical interests lie in field of complex knee reconstruction, including meniscal transplantation and articular cartilage grafting, as well as the use of custom-made knee replacements.

Ian say’s : “The reason I’ve got my professional indemnity with my OTSIS membership goes much deeper than just lower premiums. With OTSIS I have a proper guaranteed insurance policy : not cover that’s just ‘discretionary’ and the expertise of OTSIS’s legal advisory services. Finally, my interests are best served by an organisation with a board of directors who are surgeons themselves.”

Ian was appointed Chairman of he Board of Directors of OTSIS in September 2017 until December 2022 and then retired fromĀ  the OTSIS board in December 2023.