Mr Oddy has been a full time consultant in trauma and orthopaedic surgery at University College London Hospitals since 2009 and at the ISEH since it opened in 2013.
He read medicine at Christ’s College, University of Cambridge qualifying in 1996. Following basic surgical training in London, Mr Oddy read for an MSc at UCL and was awarded a distinction in 2002 with basic science research into tendons and gait. His orthopaedic training on the St Bartholomew’s hospital Percivall Pott rotation included specialist foot and ankle posts in Norwich and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore before completing a foot and ankle fellowship in Sheffield.
Mr Oddy’s practice includes all aspects of elective and trauma foot and ankle surgery including fractures, tendon and ligament injuries, arthritis and deformity including bunion and toe problems. He has an interest in neurological foot problems and is the orthopaedic lead for the diabetic foot service at UCLH. He was one of the specialist foot and ankle surgeons for the London 2012 Olympics.
Mr Oddy is an honorary clinical senior lecturer in UCL and is actively involved in research being part of the ISEH Achilles tendinopathy centre and also principal investigator in other grant-funded research into proprioception after limb injury and fracture healing in diabetes.
He is the UCL medical school undergraduate module lead for musculoskeletal teaching (orthopaedics and rheumatology) and is actively involved with direct teaching of UCL medical students as well as lecturing on the UCL / ISEH MSc in Sports, Exercise & Health.
Mr Oddy has always been actively involved in sport, competing at county schools and college rugby and college rowing 1st VIII. He is a keen sailor and has actively raced at national level and is currently racing a single-handed skiff. His participation in competitive sport has always helped in his understanding and treatment of the patients with musculo-skeletal injuries he sees at the ISEH.