Prof Justin Cobb
Prof Justin P Cobb studied medicine at Magdalen College Oxford, and did his orthopaedic training in Brighton, St Thomas’s, The Middlesex and RNOH. His MCh thesis ‘Prognositic factors in operable osteosarcoma’ was awarded a Hunterian Professorship in 1990. He was appointed consultant at The Middlesex/UCLH in 1991. While there he co-founded ‘Acrobot’ a spinout from Imperial, which delivered the worlds first robot for haptic constraint partial and total knee replacements. He was appointed Orthopaedic Surgeon to Her Majesty the Queen in 2003.
In 2005 he was appointed Professor of Orthopaedics at Imperial College, moving to Charing Cross Hospital. He runs the MSk lab, a group of 34 surgeons, scientists and engineers, from 14 different countries. The lab has 3 themes: device design (an all ceramic hip resurfacing is in clinical trials), assistive technologies (a 3d printer generates psi guides for osteotomy and arthroplasty), and metrics of disease (from whole body human performance in a gait lab to microcrack density in bisphosphonate affected bone).
In 2020 the lab is moving to a 12 story biomedical engineering hub on the white city campus of Imperial, donated by a grateful patient. The building is going to be full of scientists engineers and clinicians inventing ways to do a better job of surgery. So come and join us!