Mr McAndrew qualified from St. George's Hospital Medical School, Tooting. He underwent Basic Surgical training in Yorkshire and undertook two years full time research in Sheffield. This was submitted as a thesis titled 'the Radiographic Classification of Callotasis' and an MD was awarded in 2004.
Mr McAndrew underwent Higher Surgical training in Trauma & Orthopaedics in the Wessex Region. He spent one year as the Ilizarov Fellow in Chertsey, Surrey undergoing sub-specialist training in trauma and limb reconstruction.
He was appointed to the Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in July 2007 as a Locum Consultant Trauma Surgeon and took up his substantive post in November 2007.
He brought the Ilizarov system to Reading and set up a limb reconstruction service undertaking complex trauma, deformity correction and surgery for osteomyelitis.
He is the lead trauma surgeon with an interest predominantly in the lower limb. He is the Director of Trauma in the Trust and was part of the successful bid to have the Royal Berkshire Hospital designated a Trauma Unit. Since then he has continued to chair the Trauma Committee, (a multidisciplinary group that works to improve the care of trauma patients in Reading).
He is the Orthopaedic representative of the Royal Berkshire Hospital to the Thames Valley and Wessex Trauma Networks.
Andrew is an avid supporter of the Ireland and London Irish rugby teams.
Current NHS or research position
Consultant Trauma Surgeon, Royal Berkshire Hospital
Year of first medical qualification
Special clinical interests
He is the chair of the Thames Valley CLRN (Comprehensive Local Research Network) Injuries and Emergencies Specialty Group. This post involves being involved at a national level in the management of multi-centre trials that deal with the treatment of trauma patients.
At a local level, trauma and limb reconstruction.
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies
British Orthopaedic Association
British Orthopaedic Research Society
British Trauma Society
British Limb Reconstruction Society
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine