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Mr Carlos Cobiella is a highly-skilled London-based Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with special interest in upper limb and sports injuries. His expertise lies in arthroscopic treatment of shoulder and elbow problems, including subacromial impingement, rotator cuff damage, frozen shoulder, instability, fractures and sports injuries, with a keen interest in biologic augmentation.

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Specialties and sub-specialties

Upper limb surgery
Sports injuries

Professional profile

Carlos Cobiella grew up in Spain and graduated from Medical School at the Universidad Autónoma in Madrid.

He completed his basic surgical training in London before entering the Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery training program at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. He 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 Unit.

Having been appointed as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Whittington Hospital in 2003, he set up the Shoulder and Elbow service. Two years later he moved to UCLH to pursue his career in a more academic environment and there had the opportunity to develop the Upper Limb Service. 

He leads the Upper Limb Section of the Institute of Sports, Exercise and Health at UCL, in both clinical and academic activity (teaching and research) in this area.

He 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 and biologic augmentation.

He is regularly referred to by sportsmen from Premiership football and rugby clubs such as Arsenal, Fulham, Saracens and Harlequins, international level athletes from the English Institute of Sports, UK Athletics and the PGA. He is the NFL Upper Limb Surgeon in Europe and the shoulder surgeon for London Underground. Well known musicians and artists, including Oscar-winning actors and film makers, have trusted his professional ability.

He is convenor of the annual London Shoulder Meeting and 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.

Current posts

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
    University College London Hospitals

Medical training

Year qualified 1989
  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 1983 - 1989

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