About Mr McKenna

David McKenna grew up in London and was educated at the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School in Holland Park. Mr McKenna studied pre-clinical medicine at Oxford University and clinical medicine at the University of London, graduating with the Esther Frances White Memorial Prize and Distinction in Surgery in 2002. He undertook his Basic Surgical Training on the Cambridge Training Programme at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

He went on to undertake his Higher Surgical Training on the Percival Pott (Bart’s Hospital) Training Programme, spending time at St Bart’s & The Royal London Hospitals, The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore and The Norfolk & Norwich Hospital.

Mr McKenna undertook a year’s fellowship at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford specialising in complex revision hip arthroplasty and bone tumour surgery with Duncan Whitwell. He has had consultant positions at the internationally renowned Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore before taking up his substantive post in Worcester.

Mr McKenna’s areas of interest are primary hip and knee arthroplasty, partial knee replacement, knee preservation surgery, knee arthroscopy, revision hip and knee arthroplasty, metastatic bone disease and general trauma.

Mr McKenna is married to Ms Joanna Thomas, a Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon whose specialist interest is adolescent sports knee at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital. They have four young children. Since moving to Worcestershire, Mr McKenna has exchanged the city life for a rural idyll. He is now a keen livestock owner including Jacob sheep, Gloucester old-spot pigs, Bresse hens, turkeys and geese.

Teaching & Training

Mr Mckenna believes that training the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons is absolutely essential. As well as being a trainer of senior surgical trainees, he regularly teaches on exam courses, lectures in medical schools and even trains colleagues wishing to learn new techniques. He teaches allied specialists in trauma topics and GPs on musculoskeletal topics.

If you are interested in booking Mr McKenna for a GP orthopaedic seminar, please contact his secretary.

Have a Question?

If you would like to know more, or would like to request an appointment with Mr McKenna, please get in touch.