She has been at Great Ormond Street Hospital for six years and splits her time between here and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at Stanmore, where she can continue to treat the ‘grown up children’.
Deborah previously worked at the Royal Free Hospital and the Royal North Orthopaedic Hospital.
“The challenges of dealing with a growing and thus altering musculoskeletal system, are sometimes a delight and a frustration at the same time! It is always amazing to see how children learn to adapt and cope despite problems with function and mobility and extremely rewarding when you can help them walk, ride a bike better, sit comfortably or stand straight and tall.”
Deborah Eastwood works in the generality of paediatric orthopaedic surgery, but has particular interests in children with overgrowth syndomes, metabolic bone disease and those with neurological problems. She also deals with hip and foot/ankle problems and acts as the lead surgeon for the Ponseti service for clubfoot deformity.
Qualifications and training
MB FRCS (London)
trained in Birmingham, Bristol, London and overseas at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and in Melbourne
former council member for the BOA (British Orthopaedic Association) and the BSCOS (British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery)
current Board Member for EPOS (European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society)
overgrowth syndromes and metabolic bone disease
the genetics of DDH and CTEV