For Matthew Solan & James Davis at St John & St Elizabeth Hospital and OneWelbeck

For Martin Klinke at London Bridge, Cromwell Hospital, Chiswick Outpatients, New Victoria Hospital & One Welbeck

Mr Mark Davies Emeritus

BA (Oxon), MBBS, FRCS (Orth)

Mark Davies retired at the end of March 2024 from the London Foot & Ankle Centre.

The clinic that he founded in 2003 remains the largest and the longest established specialist treatment centre for foot and ankle conditions in the UK.

Mark Davies will remain a Consultant Surgeon Emeritus at The London Foot & Ankle Centre


Mark Davies is a leading expert in foot and ankle surgery and is respected worldwide. He specialises in all aspects of elective and trauma surgery relating to foot and ankle pathology. He is known for his non interventional approach to foot and ankle disorders and will only operate when there is no other reasonable alternative. From painful corns and bunions to complex reconstructive surgery and ankle replacements, he has a vast experience of foot and ankle surgery gathered over twenty years in his chosen clinical field.

Mark Davies was educated at Oxford and London Universities and carried out his orthopaedic training in London, completing his fellowship training in Australia in 1997 – 1998. On his return to the UK in 1999, he set up the first NHS foot and ankle unit at the London teaching hospital Guy’s and St. Thomas’s.

In 2003 he founded The London Foot and Ankle Centre in 2003. The centre is now the biggest and best known foot and ankle unit in the United Kingdom, and is based in four prestigious hospitals in London – The Hospital of St. John & St. Elizabeth, The London Bridge Hospital, The Lister Hospital and The Bupa Cromwell Hospital.

Mr. Davies has a wealth of experience and deals with all pathologies of the adult foot and ankle. He is the surgeon of choice for many elite sports teams and sports individuals, and has been the foot and ankle surgeon to many premiership football teams including Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

He has published extensively in the field of foot and ankle surgery and is respected worldwide for his contribution to the world of foot and ankle surgery. He has contributed to many of the major textbooks in orthopaedics and was the editor of the 39th edition of Grays Anatomy.

He has assembled a team of outstanding colleagues who are all renowned in the field of foot and ankle surgery.

Mr. Davies prides himself on his friendly but thorough approach to all patients with foot and ankle pathology ranging from the elite sports person to the very elderly.

Personal Letter from Mark Davies

The London Foot& Ankle Centre turned 21 years of age at the beginning of January. I believe we have the most experienced and knowledgeable group of Foot & Ankle surgeons in the UK who just have an uncanny knack of making correct decisions about their patients’ conditions. All were hand-picked by me as I spotted their skills and their “human” touch many years ago.

At the end of March I will be retiring but LFAC will continue at its various locations in London (St John & St Elizabeth Hospital, One Welbeck, The Shard, The Lister, The Cromwell, The New Victoria and HCA Chiswick) with James Davis, Martin Klinke and Matthew Solan manning the clinics along with our podiatrists Antony Kontos and Nikolas Ivanoff.

All have been my loyal friends and colleagues for most of those 21 years. It has been my pleasure to have established the clinic and my very good fortune to have worked with fabulous like-minded professionals. As doctors I think we sometimes forget just how important our input is to the improvement in quality of life that we can give to people. Often the decision to observe and wait, rather than diving in with a scalpel, is the wisest path to take. As the news of my retirement has leaked out I have been blown away at the number of messages I have received from grateful patients and doctors from over the years. I have a file of “happy” letters that I was looking through recently and some of the comments gave me that good feeling of having done some good in the world. I know LFAC will continue to offer a service that cannot be bettered by our competitors.

The office staff, who have been with me for many years, will continue to provide an outstandingly efficient service. They too have been incredibly loyal to me and LFAC. In fact only very recently did I receive an email from a patient expressing the view that what Great Britain (and the world) needs most is more people like the LFAC team.

Medical Qualifications

  • BA (Oxon) Oxford University 1984
  • MBBS St Mary’s London 1987
  • FRCS (England) Royal College of Surgeons 1992
  • FRCS (Tr & Orth) Royal College of Surgeons 1996


Clinical Interests & Specialties

  • Sports injuries
  • Bunion / Hallux valgus
  • Correction of foot deformities
  • Hallux rigidus
  • Heel pain (plantar fasciitis)
  • Achilles tendon rupture and tendonitis.
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Arthritis of ankle and foot
  • Ankle Joint replacements
  • Chronic ankle instability
  • Trauma
  • Ankle surgery
  • Foot surgery
  • Congenital deformities
  • Podiatry and Gait Analysis

Patients Globally

Mark Davies is a world-renowned consultant surgeon and many different nationalities from across the world have travelled to London to see him for foot and ankle treatment. The map shows in blue where his past patients have travelled from.

Mr Davies Patient Testimonials

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