Michael Edgar


Michael Edgar is an Emeritus Reader in Surgery at University College, London and a recently retired Consultant Orthopaedic/Spinal Surgeon. He enjoyed his years at the Middlesex Hospital (sadly closed), University College Hospital, and the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore with honorary appointments to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and the National Neurology and Neurosurgery Hospital, Queen’s Square.

His main interest has been in scoliosis surgery involving both children and adult spinal clinics. He helped to develop the current spinal cord monitoring system using evoked sensory responses. His other clinical interest has been in the cause of idiopathic scoliosis and he observed the high incidence of cervical syrinx (cyst within the spinal cord) of juvenile and early adolescents with idiopathic type deformity. He has a basic science interest in the innervation of the spine, developed as a result of a spell in the Anatomy School at Cambridge.

He has been President of the British Scoliosis Society and a Board Member of the Scoliosis Society of the USA. He is privileged to be both a Trustee of Scoliosis Association (UK) (SAUK) and the British Scoliosis Research Foundation (BSRF).

During his career he was Secretary of the British Orthopaedic Association and a Council Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.