Shawn Tavares is a consultant Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Circle Reading Hospital

Mr Shawn Tavares

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Circle Reading Hospital

0118 922 6900

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Mr Shawn Tavares is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Circle Reading Hospital.

Shawn undertook his basic medical training in the West Indies. His post-graduate training was done on the Oxford Trauma and Orthopaedic training rotation (Stoke Mandeville Hospital, John Radcliffe Hospital, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and Royal Berkshire Hospital) from 1993 to 2000.

His fellowship training in knee surgery was carried out at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and Imperial College London in 1998.

Mr Tavares was appointed Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading in October 2000. He went on to become Clinical Director in the Orthopaedic Department from 2004-2007, and Clinical Governance lead from 2008-2011. He has been the Enhanced Recovery Lead for hip and knee replacement surgery since 2010 and joined CircleReading in 2012.

Mr Tavares now offers knee replacements using the latest robotics-assisted technology at Circle Reading Hospital. The NAVIO Surgical system helps some of the country’s leading surgeons to deliver even greater accuracy during your operation, while also eliminating the need for a CT scan before surgery. 

Find out more about the NAVIO Surgical System and how it can help you.

Shawn is an avid sports fan and cricket cognoscenti. He is former National Junior and Senior chess champion of Trinidad and Tobago, and represented Trinidad and Tobago at 2 world junior chess championships and a chess Olympiad.

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - Hip and knee surgery - Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading

Year of first medical qualification


Hip and knee arthritis surgery. Knee injuries.

Research interests

Customised computer-designed positioning implants for knee replacements.

Enhanced recovery from hip replacement surgery and knee replacement surgery.

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies

British Orthopaedic Association
British Association for Knee Surgery

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Overall rating 16th November 2016