Mr David N Townshend FRCS(Orth)

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon


Mr Townshend was born in Edinburgh and graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1997. After a research fellowship in New Zealand he returned to the North East for Higher Surgical Training. In 2009 he undertook a years specialist fellowship in Reconstructive Foot and Ankle surgery at the University of Brtish Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Mr Townshend has been a Consultant at the Northumbria NHS Healthcare Trust since 2010 offering a specialist foot and ankle practice. 


Mr Townshend was re-elected in 2019 to the Scientific Committee of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and is a member American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, British Orthopaedic Association and the Higher Education Academy.


Mr Townshend can offer expertise in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery including simple forefoot surgeries (eg bunions and hammer toes), minimally invasive foot surgery, sports foot and ankle surgery, ankle arthritis including arthroscopic ankle fusion, total ankle replacement and revision (re-do) total ankle replacement.


He maintains an active educational and research role. Recent activity has included Invited Speaker Canadian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Associate Master Instructor, Arthroscopy Association of North America and Course Convenor North East Total Ankle Replacement Course.


He is married with two young children and enjoys cycling, skiing, sea kayaking.


Please see CV link for further information.

Newcastle Foot Surgeon