New Clinic at BAPAM: Hand Surgeon, Dr John White

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and former professional tympanist, Dr John White, holds his first free clinic at BAPAM in London on January 30th, giving expert medical advice about hand and upper limb problems.

More information about our clinical services for performing artists and how to register as a patient can be found here:

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Dr White has recently opened a new Musicians’ Orthopaedic Clinic at the BMI Hendon Hospital in London. Dr White and his team will treat musicians with hand and upper limb problems, and can accept both private referrals and NHS patients. GPs can refer their NHS patients using this NHS Choose and Book Form. Anyone who performs, teaches or practises music for a minimum of 20 hours a week can attend.

Prior to his medical studies Dr White completed an honours degree in music performance majoring in percussion and computer music.  In 1981 he won the Australian Broadcasting Commission’s young musicians award with a performance of the Creston Marimba Concerto.  He undertook a year of advanced studies in 1983 between the Royal College of Music, London studying timpani with Alan Cumberland and orchestral percussion with Michael Skinner and Ithaca College, New York, studying marimba and vibraphone with Gordon Stout.  From 1988 to 1992 he was a part-time lecturer in percussion at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, Adelaide University, South Australia.

Of further interest is this article, published in The Strad, about Dr White and his treatment of professional violinist, Jack Liebeck.

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