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Mr Thomas attended St Thomas’s Hospital, London in 1985 for his medical training and qualified in 1990 (MBBS). He returned to South Wales for one of his house jobs and then to do a casualty post at the Cardiff Royal Infirmary. In 1994 he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS Eng) and started his orthopaedic training in 1995 on the South Wales rotation.

He worked in several hospitals in the South Wales area, including the Royal Gwent, Morriston, West Wales General and the University Hospital in Cardiff.

In 1999 he took his final orthopaedic exams and gained the FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics). After this, to complete his training, he went to Canada to do a fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedic surgery at the world famous Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. At this time he also developed his interest in paediatric and young adult hip disease.

In 2001 he was appointed a Consultant at the University Hospital of Wales and LLandough Hospital. This was a full time appointment in a busy teaching hospital. He continues to work here on a full time basis with a practice mainly involving paediatric and young adult hip problems. He also specialises in paediatric trauma.

He is an Honorary Tutor to the medical school and is regularly involved in teaching and examining medical students.

The hospital also has an active research programme in which Mr Thomas regularly participates.