Dr Simon Jonathan Owens
Primary qualifications: MA, MBBS, DRCOG, DCH, DSMSA, AHEA, FFSEM(UK) Guys Hospital Registered 1986
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Simon initially undertook his medical training at Cambridge University and then Guys Hospital in London, qualifying in 1985. He became a GP at Trumpington Street Medical Practice in central Cambridge in 1990. He has worked as a clinician in sports medicine for 16 years in the Peter Wilson Sports Clinic at Addenbrooke’s Hospital from 1992 to 2008, initially as a Clinical Assistant and then as an Associate Specialist in Sports Medicine.
He has been involved in teaching MSc students in Sports Medicine and has lectured and organised courses at Addenbrooke’s Hospital on knee injury and joint examination skills
He obtained the Diploma in Sports Medicine in 1995 and has been used to looking after elite international athletes as Medical Officer to Cambridge University Boat Club (men’s Boat Race squad since 1992) and provided medical cover in Cambridge for the GB Olympic men’s gold medal winning rowing eight in the run up to the Sydney Olympics. He is a member of the British Rowing Medical Panel. He was involved in the London 2012 Olympics as Medical Dispatcher at the Mall and Hampton Court coordinating and managing the medical response at the venue and field of play for the Mens and Women’s Marathons, Cycling Road Races , Cycling Time Trials and Walking 20km and 50km events.
He has also been Medical Officer to Cambridge University Rugby Club since 1999, and has looked after international elite players and overseen international fixtures at the University Rugby Ground . He works as a rugby pitch side doctor in Cambridge and at Twickenham for the Varsity match and has the BASICS pre-hospital care and RFU Pitch Side Immediate Trauma Care Certificates. He has toured as CURUFC team doctor to Argentina, Chile, Japan and Italy.
He is Medical Officer to Cambridge University Tennis Club.
Simon became a GP with a Special Interest (GPwSI) in Orthopaedics (knee) in 2002, initially working in the knee clinic in the orthopaedic department at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, and then developing and running a community based knee clinic since 2006.
He was appointed as a GP trainer on the SEM program at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge in 2010 and is on the Eastern Deanery SEM training Committee. He has supervised two SEM registrars thus far. He is a recognised Clinical Teacher at the Clinical school, University of Cambridge and is an Associate Member of the Higher Education Academy. He was elected as a Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine FFSEM (UK) in 2013.