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Consultant Profile

Mr David Cloke

Consultant upper limb and trauma surgeon

Mr Cloke specialises in conditions affecting the shoulder and elbow, wrist and hand.

His specialist interests include arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery of the shoulder for rotator cuff problems, instability and frozen shoulder.

He has experience in all surgical options for the treatment of arthritis of the shoulder, including total shoulder replacement and reverse replacement. In addition he is experienced in total elbow replacement for arthritis.

Mr Cloke attended Newcastle Medical School, graduating with honours, and trained locally in the Northern Deanery. He has advanced training (fellowship) in shoulder and elbow surgery.

Mr Cloke is heavily involved in educating future consultants. He has been both a specialty tutor in orthopaedics and a Royal College of Surgeons Tutor. He was voted Northern Region Orthopaedic Trainer of the year 2014. He teaches on national courses in shoulder arthroscopy, replacement and injuries. He is an examiner for FRCS (Tr & Orth) Рthe exam trainees need to pass to become consultants. He has recently been a member of the British Shoulder and Elbow Society Education Committee. 

He sits on the Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel, which rates shoulder and elbow replacements, contributing to the safe use of these implants.

He is affiliated to many professional organisations including membership of the British Shoulder and Elbow Society, British Orthopaedic Association, British Society for Surgery of the Hand and Academy of Surgeon Educators (RCS)

Outside of his work for the trust, Mr Cloke has been a military orthopaedic surgeon in the Army reserve, holding the position of Lieutenant Colonel.


Mr Cloke sees patients at North Tyneside General Hospital , Berwick Infirmary and Alnwick Infirmary