Imperial College London

Mr Simon Hurst

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Honorary Clinical Research Fellow







Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Wing (QEQM)St Mary's Campus





Simon Hurst is a trauma & orthopaedic surgeon and reservist serving with 144 Parachute Medical Squadron, 16 Medical Regiment. He is currently working as a Chef de Clinique at Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Avicenne, and Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, in France.

His doctoral thesis at Imperial College examined the digitalisation of PROMS. He has post-doctoral research projects both at Imperial College, and Université Sorbonne Paris Nord in France within La Maison Des Sciences Numeriques (LaMSN).

These are in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI), surgical robotics, and the use of augmented reality (AR) headsets to enhance surgeon capability.

He undertook his post graduate orthopaedic training in the UK on the North West Thames Rotation, London - centred at Imperial College.

Simon's subspecialty interests are in upper limb surgery, and the battlefield forward surgical care of major trauma patients.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Darwood A, Hurst SA, Villatte G, et al., 2022, Novel robotic technology for the rapid intraoperative manufacture of patient-specific instrumentation allowing for improved glenoid component accuracy in shoulder arthroplasty: a cadaveric study, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Vol:31, ISSN:1058-2746, Pages:561-570

Gregory T, Hurst SA, Moslemi A, 2022, Mixed Reality Assisted Percutaneous Scaphoid Fixation: A Proposed New Surgical Technique, Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, Vol:26, Pages:32-36

Hurst SA, Merlini L, Hansen U, et al., 2021, The Glenoid Vault Outer Cortex a new more accurate radiological reference for shoulder arthroplasty, Sicot-j, Vol:7, Pages:32-32


Darwood A, Hurst S, Villatte G, et al., Towards a commercial system for intraoperative manufacture of patient-specific guides for shoulder arthroplasty, CAOS 2019. The 19th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, EasyChair, Pages:110-114

Darwood A, Hurst S, Villatte G, et al., 2019, Intraoperative Robotics for Patient Specific Instrument Manufacture: A Cadaver Trial, The Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics, The Hamlyn Centre, Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College London

Thesis Dissertations

Hurst S, 2017, Electronic patient centred outcomes in orthopaedic surgery

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