Richard Villar

Orthopaedic & Hip Surgeon

Languages Spoken English
Education MBBS, BSc, MA, MS, FRCS
Specialist Orthopaedic & Hip Surgeon
DOH License Grade Specialist
Types of Physician Fulltime


    • MBBS (London)
    • BSc (First Class Honours)
    • MA (Cantab)
    • MS (Soton)
    • FRCS (England)

Professional Associations

    • International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA)
    • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
    • World Orthopaedic Concern (WOC)
    • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
    • European Hip Society (EHS)

Professional Experience

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon since 1988 in Cambridge and London (UK) with specialist expertise in surgery of the hip and knee.
  • Founding President of the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy
  • Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery (Oxford University Press)
  • Past Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (British Volume) and Bone & Joint Journal
  • Founding Editor of Bone & Joint 360
  • Member of the United Kingdom Disaster Response Team (service in Kashmir, Java, Haiti, Libya, Philippines and others)
  • More than 200 peer-reviewed publications and several books for a professional readership. Widespread national and international lecturing commitments with more than 1000 presentations on the global stage.
  • Founder of the Richard Villar School of Hip Arthroscopy

Clinical Expertise & Services Offered

  • Surgery for the young adult hip with particular emphasis on impingement, hip instability, and orthobiological therapies for articular cartilage repair. One of the largest experiences of hip arthroscopic operations in the world.