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Consultant Profile

Mr David Townshend

Consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon

Mr Townshend specialises in foot and ankle surgery. He has a particular interest in day case surgery, ankle arthritis surgery including primary and revision ankle replacement and sports injuries.

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Mr Townshend was appointed to the trust as a Specialist Foot and Ankle surgeon in 2010. Born in Edinburgh, Mr Townshend graduated from Newcastle Medical School in 1997 with Higher Surgical Training in the Northern Region. He undertook a year’s fellowship in Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgery at the University of British Columbia.

He is actively involved in research and has been re-elected to the Scientific Committee of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. Mr Townshend is a recognised surgical trainer and teaches regularly on national and international courses.


Mr. Townshend sees patients at North Tyneside and Hexham general hospitals.