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Lucas, Jonathan – consultant orthopaedic and spine surgeon


Consultant profiles

Jonathan Lucas


Secretary: Ruth Mah
Secretary tel: 020 7188 4468

Area of expertise: spinal surgery

  • Biography

    Jonathan Lucas MB, BS FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Orth&Tr) was appointed as consultant orthopaedic and spinal consultant at Guy's and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in 1999. Jonathan is head of service for children's spinal surgery, Evelina London Children’s Hospital having been lead clinician for spinal surgery from 2007 to 2019 at Guy's and St Thomas'.

    Jonathan is a former Chairman of AO SPINE UK. He is a member British Association of Spine Surgeons, British Scoliosis Society, European Spine Society, North American Spine Society and the British Orthopaedic Association.

  • Education and training

    Mr Jonathan Lucas qualified from St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, London University in 1988. He undertook basic surgical training on the St Bartholomew’s Hospital rotation gaining the FRCS(Eng) in 1992. He pursued higher surgical orthopaedic training on the South East Thames Orthopaedic Rotation gaining the FRCS(Orth&Tr) in 1998. He gained specialist training in spinal surgery as a fellow at The Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery at the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham and as a British Orthopaedic Association travelling fellow to the USA, specialising in paediatric and adult deformity surgery. 

  • Specialist interests

    Jonathan's interests are in the management and surgery of children and adult spinal deformity, the management of spinal sepsis, tumours including metastatic disease of the spine, trauma and degenerative conditions of the spine. 

  • Publications

    He is the editor of the New Aird’s Companion to Surgery and a contributor to five other books as chapter author, including Critical Care Medicine at a Glance, and French’s Index of Differential Diagnosis, an A-Z. He is author of over 45 peer reviewed publications and presentations.