About Dr. Rowena Umaar Dench

Dr Rowena Dench began her medical career at the prestigious University Hospital and Middlesex School of Medicine, London (www.ucl.ac.uk), where she graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Basic Medical Sciences and Psychology. After transferring her medical training to the Manchester University Medical School (www.manchester.ac.uk), she graduated (MB ChB) in 1994 with a distinction in Surgery. Rowena then undertook comprehensive basic surgical training in various hospitals in Manchester, and soon secured Fellowship (FRCS) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Following this, she entered a higher surgical training programme in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at the North West Deanery and worked in some of the most reputable hospitals in the UK. On completion of training, she passed the intercollegiate speciality examination (FRCS - Trauma and Orthopaedics) and was awarded the Completion of Certificate of Specialist Training.

Consequent upon her subspecialty interest in hand and wrist surgery, she completed an advanced training fellowship in hand surgery at the University Hospital of South Manchester (www.uhsm.nhs.uk) and was soon appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with special interest in hand and wrist surgery. Rowena has a longstanding interest in education and is regular member of the faculty in the orthopaedic educational group 'Orthoteers' (www.orthoteers.com). Her current research includes an evaluation of the validity of "Virtual Reality" training methods in arthroscopic surgery. In addition to her outstanding clinical and academic career, Rowena also successfully manages to dedicate a good proportion of her time to look after her three children.