Donald Sammut

Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon


Mr Sammut has a special interest in nerve and microsurgery, tendon repair and reconstruction, sports injuries and tendon transfers for paralysis. He treats a wide range of degenerative, traumatic and congenital hand and wrist conditions in both adults and children. He regularly treats hand conditions in musicians as well as in professional sportsmen and women, particularly rowers (the British Olympic team) and rugby players.

Recent and current appointments

  • Full time private practice in Bath, Reading and London
  • Hon Senior Lecturer in Anatomy at Kings College, London
  • Visiting Senior Lecturer Kiritpur University Hospital (Hand Surgery), Kathmandu, Nepal
  • For the past 14 years, he has run a biannual surgical programme in India and Nepal, operating on patients with leprosy, and training local surgeons. He runs the Charity Working Hands, which handles this pro bono work

Publications, lectures and teaching

  • Numerous publications and book chapters. Most concern aspects of repair and reconstruction after trauma as well as original innovations in hand surgery
  • Reviewer for European Journal of Hand Surgery and Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  • Frequent and regular invited lecturer and teacher at national and international meetings and workshops
  • Trainer and Mentor for the Diploma in Hand Surgery (British and European), as well as the FRCS (Orth) and FRCS (Plast). Examination setter and examiner for the British Diploma in Hand Surgery

Society memberships

  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  • European Association of Medical Illustrators
  • Member of the Chelsea Arts Club and the London Sketch Club


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Secretary's contact details

To find out more, or to arrange an appointment please contact my secretary, Mandy Rawlings who will be more than happy to help:

DDI: +44 (0) 203 195 2442
Fax: +44 (0) 203 070 0106