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Mr Colin Nnadi

Consultant Spine Surgeon



Children's Services
Spinal Surgery, Orthopaedics

Special Interests

Early Onset Scoliosis, Adolescent Scoliosis, Back pain/spinal trauma/infections in children



NHS Base

Oxford University Hospitals


215 Great Portland Street



Mr Nnadi was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2008. He completed training in Orthopaedic Surgery on the Wessex rotation UK. He was awarded the FRCS (Orth) in 2006. He undertook Spine fellowship training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore London and the Norfolk & Norwich University Teaching Hospital. He was locum Consultant Spine Surgeon at the Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham before taking up his present post in Oxford. 

Mr Nnadi has a special interest in Paediatric deformity in addition to General spinal conditions in children. 

He is an ex-Chair of the Research Committee of BASS (British Association of Spinal Surgeons). Mr Nnadi's research interests are in paediatric deformity. He is Chief investigator for the UK multi-centre Magec rods trial in Early Onset Scoliosis and UK Chief Investigator for the pan-European K-Spine study on Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.

Mr Nnadi has published papers on Paediatric spinal deformity in peer reviewed journals and written chapters in textbooks. He recently published a book on Early Onset Scoliosis which is sold worldwide (2015). Mr Nnadi’s work on a ‘Cost analysis of MAGEC rods’ was used as a template for the NICE economic appraisal of non-invasive growing rod treatment in Early Onset Scoliosis. He is convenor of the internationally renowned Oxford Early Onset Scoliosis meetings. He was an educational supervisor to foundation and core trainees for the Oxford deanery. He has been on international educational spine faculties. 

Mr Nnadi is on the assistant editorial board of the European Spine Journal. He is an Associate Editor on the Editorial Board of the Spine Deformity Journal. He is a reviewer for the European Spine Journal (ESJ) and Bone and Joint Journal (BJJ). He has also been an Expert Medical Technology Adviser to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and expert reviewer for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Mr Nnadi has recently led a working party on behalf of BASS developing National Guidelines on management of thrombo-embolism in spinal surgery. He was appointed to the NICE VTE Guidelines Consultation Committee in February 2016. 

Positions of responsibility:

1. Growing Spine Committee member Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
2. Chief Investigator for Oxford MAGEC Device Clinical Trial
3. UK Chief Investigator for the pan-European K-Spine study on Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
4. Ex-Chair of Research Committee of British Association of Spine Surgeons  
5. Specialty Lead, Spine Surgery, Dept of Human Anatomy, University of Oxford
6. NICE VTE Guidelines Consultation Committee member  
7. International Conference on Early Onset Scoliosis 2016 (ICEOS) Programme Committee member

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