A Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) consultant has been appointed professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Glasgow, helping to reinforce the city's reputation as a world-leading provider of orthopaedic care and driver of research and innovation in the sector.
Professor Neal Millar will take on the role while also maintaining clinical responsibilities as a consultant in Orthopaedics at the QEUH. At the University, Professor Millar will help attract and teach the next generation of orthopaedic specialists, drawing on his own experience and expertise built up from a 20-year career which includes spells in New York and Australia.
In addition to establishing orthopaedics as an academic speciality for the first time in over 20 years in Glasgow, the professorship will further enhance the partnership between the University and the QEUH, providing a strong clinical link into new research and trials within orthopaedics and helping bolster the city’s international presence in the sector.
Commenting, Professor Neal Millar, said:
“I’m incredibly proud to be part of reinstating orthopaedics as an academic speciality - taking on a post which hasn’t existed since 1999.
“As the largest health board in Europe, we have a wealth of world-leading experts who provide cutting-edge care in orthopaedics. The post will help highlight this expertise, and play a role in attracting new talent and research. This, coupled with the current talent base within NHSGGC, means that orthopaedic patients being treated at the QEUH can be assured they will continue to receive the best care in the world.”
Frances McLinden, Director for the South Sector in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, added:
“Professor Millar’s promotion is recognition of his skills and expertise and the high level of care he has provided to patients in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde over many years. It is good to know he will help play a role in passing on his knowledge to future generations of orthopaedic specialists. This knowledge will undoubtedly feed directly into the care and support of patients within NHSGGC.
“The post further strengthens our relationship with the University of Glasgow, and will support new research, trials and eventual treatments which in the long-term will benefit our patients.”