This sponsored fellowship is a four-week visit to up to twelve of the most prestigious centres in the United States and Canada. The goal of the Fellowship is to support the development of emerging leaders in hip surgery, and to provide them with an inspirational tour of state-of-the-art facilities offering exemplary care of the hip joint thorough North America.

The fellowship visits include personal interaction with some of the World’s most prominent specialist in adult joint reconstruction, surgical observations, scientific conferences, and much more. 

The Fellowship is offered annually to a single UK surgeon. Details for the application process in 2021 will be posted on this page, once finalised. Candidates are generally consultants under the age of 45 and the following general criteria should be met:

  • CCT and specialty training in the field of hip surgery
  • Be able to provide evidence of a commitment to the practice of hip surgery and an interest in advancing hip surgery via publications, presentations, and research.

Applicants must be able to be away from home/practice on a 4-week tour in March-April. (Applicants must be able to obtain entry visa for the US and Canada.)

The BHS offers a pecuniary grant for up to two surgeons per year, to enable applicants to broaden their experience in hip surgery and develop their specialist interest. The grant will support the applicants’ travel and incurred expenses including for example childcare, and will be offered competitively to surgeons who are BHS members, post FRCS (Tr&Orth), and who may be a senior trainee or a consultant within their first seven years after appointment. 

Fellowship opportunities for 2021 are now available to apply for. Two grants of £2500 are available. To apply please see details in Presidents November Newsletter available at the foot of the BHS homepage.


2020  – Not appointed

2020  – Mr Peter Cnudde (Carmarthen)

2019  –  Mr Ben Burston (Oswestry)

2018  –  Mr Christopher Gooding (Cambridge)

2017  –  Mr Sujith Konan (London)

2016  –  Mr Matthew Wilson (Exeter)

2015  –  Mr Jason Webb (Bristol)

2014  –  Mr Nikhil Shah (Wrightington)

2013  –  Mr Henry Wynn-Jones (Wrightington)

2020  –  Not Appointed

2019  –  Dr Brian Fuller (Texas) travelled with Dr Wim Rijnen (Nijmegen) nominated by EHS

2018  –  Not Appointed

2016  –  Dr Joseph Schwab (Wisconsin) / Dr Michael Blankstein, (Vermont)

2014  –  Dr James Brown (Virginia) / Dr Joshua Carrothers (New Mexico)

2012  –  Dr Ryan Nunley (Washington/ Dr Sharat Kusuma (Columbus)

2010  –  Dr James Howard (Ontario) / Dr Hany Bedair (Boston)

2008  –  Dr Michael Dayton (Colorado) / Dr James Huddleston (California)

2006  –  Dr Amar Ranawat (New York) / Dr Mike Archibeck (New Mexico)

2004  –  Dr Keith Berendt (Ohio)/ Dr William Macauley (New York)

2015  –  Simon Jamieson (Middlesborough), Sujith Konan (London)

2013  –  Primod Achan (London), Sanjiv Patil (Glasgow)

2011  –  Mr Timothy Board (Wrightington) / Mr Vikas Khanduja (Cambridge)

2009  –  Mr Pramod Achan (London) / Mr Sanjiv Patil (Glasgow)

2007  –  Mr Mukesh Hemmady (Norwich) / Mr James Wimhurst (Norwich)

2005  –  Mr Dominic Meek (Edinburgh) / Mr Anil Gambhir (Wrightington)

2003  –  Mr Fares Haddad (London)/ Mr David Sochart (Manchester)