Mr Tom Cosker

Mr Thomas D A Cosker

MB ChB FRCS (Tr & Orth) MSc (Tr Surg) FAS
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Director of Human Anatomy, University of Oxford

I have been Director of Human Anatomy for the University of Oxford since 2014. I am responsible for the delivery of all undergraduate human anatomy teaching both in the dissecting room and associated facilities. I also examine for the undergraduate course. I am the External Examiner for University College Dublin, in Anatomy. I am the Designated Individual for the Oxford Anatomy Licence.

I am also the course convenor and organiser of Miller UK an international course to prepare candidates for the FRCS (Tr & Orth). This draws on the skills of 75 world famous surgical tutors. I am the course lead for the Anatomy Section of the course and have already taught over 1,000 surgeons on the course.

Consultant Surgeon, Oxford Sarcoma Service, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

I am also a Consultant Orthopaedic Oncology Surgeon at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford. I am conversant with the full range of orthopaedic oncology procedures and have a particular interest in treating upper limb tumours (both primary and secondary). I personally see over 50 patients a week in our specialist tumour clinics and as a team we operate on around 15 cases a week. I am engaged in an active programme of teaching and research and have produce several key papers in this area.

Medicolegal Experience

I have been preparing Medicolegal Reports for over ten years and see around a 1,000 cases per annum. The majority of this is personal injury work but I also undertake around 20 Clinical Negligence cases per year. I have been to Court three times. I can see urgent cases within two weeks and will turn all reports around within 10 working days. I specialise in general orthopaedic trauma, complex injuries of the upper limb, clinical negligence work including bone and soft tissue sarcoma and complex shoulder cases.

Microsoft Hololens Technology

I am actively implementing Hololens Augmented Reality software in partnership with Case Western Reserve University at the University of Oxford. The first headsets are scheduled to arrive shortly following a successful grant from the Nuffield Hospitals Fund and we will work to test this material and innovate new learning modules with our senior medical students and surgical trainees. This will be a first in the UK and will help reinforce the importance of Anatomy for our future surgeons. We are currently developing modules specifically aimed at sarcoma tumour pathology which will educate medical students and allied healthcare professionals as well as potentially act as a surgical adjunct in theatre. 

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