The Consultant Podiatrist (Podiatric Surgery) leading the team, John Malik FCPodS, MSc, Cert Ed, BSc Hons, is an NHS appointed Consultant Podiatric Surgeon who specialises in foot surgery, biomechanics and gait analysis.
Podiatric Surgeons in the first instance study as Podiatrists. They have years of background experience treating feet conservatively prior to undertaking training in podiatric surgery. Podiatrists study the foot from day one of their training. On completion of this training they can then, over some years, work towards Fellowship of the College of Podiatrists, Directorate of Podiatric Surgery.
Podiatric Surgeons are registered as Podiatrists under the government body, the Health and Care Professions Council. They are not medical doctors, specilising purely on treating conditions effecting the foot. (see 'about podiatric surgeons' in the advice sheet section)
John is an experienced Podiatrist having been in practice for over 23 years. He is a Fellow of the Directorate of Surgery, College of Podiatrists and holds a substantive NHS appointments as a Consultant Podiatric Surgeon. He has been awarded a Masters Degree in Science with Distinction from Huddersfield University in the subject area of Podiatic Surgery. He holds a first class BSc Hons degree in Podiatry. As an educationalist he holds a Cert Ed from The University of Central England. John is a former Head of Podiatry at the Birmingham School of Podiatry, elected Faculty Board Member of the Faculty of Surgery (College of Podiatrists) and Quality Assurance Committee. He is a former external examiner to the MSc Theory of Podiatric Surgery Course provided by GCal and QMU. John was the Chair of the Podiatric Surgery Exam Board for the College of Podiatrists until May 2016, moving on to take more time for personal study and research.
John is the Consultant link to all care that takes place within the Birmingham Foot Clinic.
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