Mr John Dabis

Consultant Knee & Trauma Surgeon

With Specialist Interest in Young Adult Knee Preservation

John Dabis


Mr Dabis graduated from Bart’s and the Royal London Medical school in 2006 with honours. He completed his higher orthopaedic surgical training in South West London, rotating through the region’s major trauma centre and the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre, the largest joint replacement unit in Europe.

Mr Dabis completed two knee specialty fellowships, nationally in the UK Osteotomy centre in Basingstoke, and internationally in the Brisbane Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Centre. He was awarded the BOSTAA travelling fellowship, which he completed in 2017, visiting pioneering surgeons in France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Austria. He is fellowship trained in Trauma, and was awarded the AO trauma fellowship, which he completed in Boston Massachusetts, affiliated with Harvard Trauma. He also attended the trauma limb reconstruction fellowship in Pretoria, South Africa.

Mr Dabis was appointed as a Consultant specialist Knee and Trauma surgeon in Kingston Hospital in July 2019, and is the Trauma Lead. He treats all aspects of knee pathology, ranging from paediatric knee conditions to complex and revision knee surgery. His main passion is young adult knee preservation and all aspects of sports knee injuries, including osteotomy and ligament ruptures. He also focuses on partial, total knee and revision knee replacements. He is trained in using navigation, robotics and minimally invasive techniques.

Mr Dabis has also completed a sports and exercise medicine masters in University College London. He is a member of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee, European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee surgery & Arthroscopy, British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy Association, and the International society of Arthroscopy, Knee surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

Mr Dabis has received various orthopaedic awards from prestigious specialty societies including ESSKA. Mr Dabis has presented nationally and internationally, and published extensively on ligament surgery, osteotomy and specialised procedures. He also has contributed to many textbooks, and is enthusiastic about teaching and training physiotherapists and trainee doctors. He is a member of the UK Knee Osteotomy Registry (UKKOR).


If you would like to get in contact with Mr Dabis, please speak to his secretary, Mina El-Doulami, either by telephone or email.


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