Dr Andrew Grainger


  • 2016: Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London) (Peer Nominated and Elected)
  • 1998: Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (Clinical Radiology)
  • 1996: Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (London)
  • 1993: Member of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom
  • 1985 - 1990: The University of Nottingham Medical School.
  • BM BS (1990)
  • B Med. Sci. (Hons) First Class (1988)


Having graduated in Medicine from Nottingham University Dr Grainger moved to Newcastle where he undertook training on the general medical rotation, obtained the MRCP(UK) and subsequently joined the Northern Radiology training scheme based in Newcastle. Dr Grainger subsequently undertook a fellowship at UCSF San Francisco specialising in Musculoskeletal Radiology. Prior to moving to Leeds, he worked as MSK radiology consultant in Newcastle for 2 years.

While undertaking examinations and procedures across the field of MSK radiology Dr Grainger has interests in sports imaging and the imaging of joint disease (arthritis). These areas form the basis of his research which has led to over 100 publications. He is an NIHR funded researcher with the NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre. Dr Grainger is an enthusiastic teacher, lecturer and demonstrator having twice won the Leeds training scheme trainer of the year award, voted for by trainee radiologists. Further afield he is in great demand as a lecturer and tutor on national and international platforms. He has authored 18 book chapters in the field of MSK radiology and co-edited 3 books. He was involved in the development and provision of sports imaging services for the London 2012 Olympics, Manchester Commonwealth Games and World Indoor Athletics (Birmingham).

Current Position (since 2001)

Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist Leeds Teaching Hospitals and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor University of Leeds

Membership of Other Professional Bodies

  • The International Skeletal Society
  • The Royal College of Radiologists
  • The European Society of Radiology
  • The Radiological Society of North America
  • The British Society for Skeletal Radiology
  • The European Society for Skeletal Radiology

Organisational Positions of Responsibility

  • Scientific Program Committee, Radiological Society of North America (2013 – 2017)
  • European Overseas Committee, Radiological Society of North America (2014 – present)
  • Program Planning Committee, European Society of Radiology (2013 – 2017)
  • Chair of International Skeletal Society Ultrasound Course (2013 – present)
  • Member International Skeletal Society Executive Committee (2013 – 2015)
  • Member of Editorial board Skeletal Radiology (2009 – present)
  • Chairman of Radiology Senior Medical Staff Committee (2011 – 2017)
  • Clinical Director, Leeds Departent of Radiology (2009 – 2010)
  • Refresher Course Program Committee Chair, International Skeletal Society (2011-13)
  • Chairman of European Congress of Radiology Musculoskeletal Subcommittee (2012-13

"We provide high level diagnostic and therapeutic radiology services to a wide variety of professional and amateur sports clubs."

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