Robotic Visiting Fellowship


Two (2) Visiting Fellowships places under this fellowship are available for 2019-2020, each to take place in one of the existing and approved host centres.

Duration: 6 months

Salary: up to 35’000 EUR* (*conditions apply)

Exact dates of the fellowship will be defined on an individual basis according to availability of both the host and the fellow.

The deadline for application is Monday, 06 January 2020.

Final decisions will be communicated to the applicants at latest by February 2020.

Host centre 1: London


Professor Fares S HADDAD
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon | University College London Hospitals


Professor Fares S Haddad
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
University College London Hospitals

Professor Fares Haddad is a Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgeon at University College Hospitals. He is Divisional Clinical Director of Surgical Specialties at UCH and Westmoreland Street, and Director of the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health at University College London.

Professor Haddad’s clinical and research endeavors have centered around hip and knee reconstruction. He has presented and published widely on key aspects of hip and knee surgery and continues to lead a clinical research group with interests in prosthetic design and performance, in particular outcomes measurement after hip and knee surgery and in robotic assisted hip and knee replacements.

He introduced modern robotic arthroplasty surgery to the UK, acquiring the first Mako robotic arm in early 2016. Since then he has performed a significant number of robotic-arm assisted cases in all three Mako applications, Total Hip, Partial Knee and Total Knee.

He has multiple research publications on Robotic-Arm Assisted hip and knee arthroplasty and several ongoing studies.

He is Editor in Chief of the Bone and Joint Journal. He is medical director for the NFL in the UK, is president of BOSTAA, and has been elected as a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Host Centre 2: Modena


Director of Complex Structure Orthopedics and Traumatology | Policlinico of Modena University | Hospital of Modena | Professor and Chairman | Department of Orthopedic Surgery | University of Modena and Reggio Emilia | Modena | Italy

Professor Catani is an internationally recognized expert in joint arthroplasty surgery focusing on motion analysis and innovation technology, such as computer assisted surgery. He is pioneering in robotic surgery since 2014, when he performed clinical trials on the accuracy of Mako robotic-arm assisted technology on Mako Partial Knee and Mako Total Hip applications with excellent results in all patients. From 2016 he is also started using the Mako Total Knee application. He has multiple research publications on Robotic-Arm Assisted hip and knee arthroplasty and several ongoing studies.

Professor Catani is also an expert on research and educational endeavors to make patients more satisfied with their knee and hip arthroplasty, increasing their ability to perform daily living activities. His contributions to the orthopaedic community have focused on improving surgical techniques, understanding the pathomechanics of orthopaedic diseases, and quantifying the patient outcomes. He has patents on ankle, knee designs, and orthopaedic sensoring devices. In recognition of his work, he has received numerous awards, including the Mark Coventry Award, assigned by the American Knee Society.