Career to date
Mr Gidwani graduated in Medicine from King’s College, London in 1995. He trained in orthopaedic and trauma surgery in London, Surrey, and Bristol, and first became interested in hand surgery when he spent six months working within the Department of Plastic Surgery at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead.
After completing his general orthopaedic training, Sam spent two years working and training in specialist hand and wrist units. This included time at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, the Pulvertaft Hand Centre in Derby, and the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. He returned to the Pulvertaft Centre as a locum consultant in 2009 for six months, before being appointed as consultant to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, where he has worked since then. He was Head of the Orthopaedic Department at Guy’s Hospital, one of the largest and busiest units in London, between 2014 and 2017.
Sam’s practice is entirely focused on disorders of the hand, wrist and forearm. He runs a regular specialist hand and wrist clinic at Guy’s Hospital, which receives referrals from across London and Kent, and also provides a wrist trauma service to the orthopaedic department. He has brought a number of innovative procedures to the hospital, including wrist and base of thumb joint replacement. In addition he contributes to the regional hand trauma service based at St. Thomas’ Hospital, treating bony and soft tissue injuries of the hand. He treats musicians with hand problems, as well as amateur and professional sportsmen and women, and was a member of the team of surgeons dealing with athletes’ hand and wrist injuries during the 2012 London Olympics.