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Professor W. J. W. Sharrard

Biographical Details

WILLIAM JOHN WELLS SHARRARD
1921 – 2001

William John Wells Sharrard died in Sheffield on 31 March 2001 after a stroke and a disabling illness lasting two years. His obituary in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery can be found here. The following biographical details are as he provided them in 1998.

Education

1925 - 1935 Lincoln School, Lincoln.
1935 - 1939 King's Scholar, Westminster School, London.
1939 - 1944 University of Sheffield Medical School.
1944     Orthopaedic House Surgeon, Professor Sir Frank Holdsworth, Sheffield Royal Infirmary.
1944 - 1945 Lecturer in Anatomy, Professor Francis Davies, University of Sheffield.
1945 - 1948 Squadron-Leader, R.A.F. Medical Service.
1948 - 1949 R.S.O. General Surgery, Mr. Blacow Yates, Royal Hospital, Sheffield.
1949 - 1955 Orthopaedic Registrar and Senior Registrar. Professor Sir Herbert Seddon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, London.

Qualifications

M.B.,Ch.B. with Honours, University of Sheffield 1944
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 1950
Accredication in Orthopaedic Surgery 1955
Doctorate of Medicine (Neurology) with Distinction, University of Sheffield 1954
Mastership of Surgery with Commendation, University of Sheffield 1966

Present Appointments
1955 - present day

Emeritus Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sheffield.
Previously Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield; Sheffield Children's Hospital; King Edward VII Hospital, Sheffield.
Professor Associate (Personal Chair) in Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Sheffield - since 1985.

Academic Distinctions and Appointments

Member of the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. 1980 - 1992.
President of the British Orthopaedic Association. 1978 - 1979.
President and Founder of the British Orthopaedic Research Society. 1962 - 1964.
President of the Co-ordinating Committee of the Societies of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology of the European Common Market. 1982 - 1984.
President of the Monospecialist Committee in Orthopaedic Surgery of the European Common Market. 1972 - 1985.
President and Founder of the European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society. 1982 - 1984.
Member of the Specialist Advisory Committee in Orthopaedics of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons. 1972 - present day.
Congress President of the Societe Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopedique et de Traumatologie, London 1984.  
Travelling Fellow of the American, British and Canadian Orthopaedic Associations, 1956.  
Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 1965 - 1975.
Member of the Editorial Board of Revue de Chirurgie Orthopedique 1969 - present day.
English Editor The Journal of French Orthopaedic Surgery. 1986 - present day.
Associate Editor Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B, 1992 - present day.

Lectureships and Prizes

Hunterian Professor, Royal College of Surgeons of England. 1956.
Arris and Gale Lecturer, Royal College of Surgeons of England. 1964.
Joseph Henry Lecturer in Industrial Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England. 1964.
Robert Jones Lecturer, Royal College of Surgeons of England. 1983.
Lawrence Poole Prize in Rehabilitation after Poliomyelitis, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. 1956.
Abraham Colles Lecturer, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. 1979.
Robert Jones Lecturer, Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York. 1973.
Francois P. Fouche Lecturer, South African Orthopaedic Association. 1980.
Revue de Chirurgie Lecturer, Societe Francaise de Chirurgie Orthopedique et de Traumatologie, Paris. 1985.
Maurice Davidson Award of the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine. 1967.
Bradshaw Lecturer, Royal College of Surgeons of England. 1988.

Membership of Learned Societies

Fellow (past President) of the British Orthopaedic Association.
Member (past President) of the British Orthopaedic Research Society.
Member of the Society for Research into Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida.
Honorary Member of the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons.
Member of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, London.
Member (past President) of the European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society.
Member of the British Children's Orthopaedic Society.
Member of the Cerebral Palsy Club.
Member of the Paediatric Orthopaedic Society, U.S.A.
Member of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Cerebral Palsy.
Honorary Member of the American Orthopaedic Association.
Membre d'Honneur de la Societe Francaise de Chirurgie Orthopedique et de Traumatologie.
Honorary Member of the Societa Italiana di Ortopedia e Traumatologia.
Honorary Member of the German Orthopaedic Association.
Honorary Member of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association.
Honorary Member of the Eastern Orthopaedic Association, U.S.A.
Honorary Member of the Hungarian Orthopaedic Association.
Honorary Member of the Egyptian Orthopaedic Association.
Corresponding Member of the Colombian Society for Orthopaedics and Traumatology.

Research and Teaching

Many Previous and Current Research and Teaching Projects on Orthopaedic subjects with particular reference to paralysis in childhood poliomyelitis, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, sacral agenesis and arthrogryposis - and bone healing and the treatment of fracture non-union by electromagnetic stimulation.

Visiting Professorships and Lectureships

Universities of Rochester, New York; Charlottesville, Virginia; Galveston, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Yeshiva, New York; Columbia, New York; Washington, Seattle; Kansas City, Kansas; St. Louis, Washington; Vanderbilt, Tennessee; Wayne State, Detroit; Little Rock, Arkansas; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Lexington, Kentucky; Portland Oregon; Cleveland, Cleveland; Berkeley, California; Chicago, Michigan; Lund; Uppsala; Gothenberg; Stockholm; Copenhagen; Valencia; Madrid; Warsaw; Poznan; Krakow; Budapest; Durban; Brussels; Rio de Janiero; Sao Paulo; Belo Horizonte; Bogota; Medellin; Lima; Lisbon; Caracas; Nancy; Paris; Kuwait; Tel Aviv; Tokyo; Bologna.

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