Dr. James Calder

Imperial College


Dr. James Calder is an internationally recognized foot and ankle surgeon. He works with international athletes and sports professionals including Premier League soccer teams, Paris St Germain, FC Barcelona, AC Milan and Premiership rugby clubs in addition to the British Olympic team, British athletics, gymnastics, hockey, netball and sailing, England cricket, rugby and soccer. In addition, he is Medical Advisor to Dance UK looking after dancers the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, English National Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Dr. Calder remains actively involved in research projects as Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the Imperial College and is also a Founder of the Fortius Clinic. He was President of ESSKA-AFAS and immediate Past-Chairman of the Achilles Tendon Study Group. He was Associate Editor at the Bone and Joint Journal Knee Surgery, Sports, Traumatology and Arthroscopy (KSSTA) Journal and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cartilage and Joint Preservation. Dr. Calder served on the Clinical Studies Group for Arthritis Research UK. His main areas of research include Achilles tendon, articular cartilage and sports-related ankle and foot injuries. He has developed a major clinical interest in the arthroscopic treatment of ankle conditions and sports-related foot and ankle injuries

Publications, lectures and teaching

  • International lecturer on foot and ankle surgery and sports injuries
  • Regular Instructional Course Lecturer for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • More than 200 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Editor of several books and authored over 30 book chapters

Click here for a list of Mr. Calder’s publications.

Society memberships

  • British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • European Society for Sports Surgery Knee Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • International Cartilage Repair Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society

Education and Degrees

  • London Hospital Medical College 
  • Imperial College, London
  • Fellowship from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Languages Spoken

  • English