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Jowan Penn-Barwell

Surgeon Commander


Surg Cdr Penn-Barwell joined the Royal Navy in 2000 and, after completing his Officer and Commando training, he was appointed to 30 Commando Royal Marines as their Regimental Medical Officer. It was with this unit, he serviced his first operational tour of Afghanistan in 2006-7. After 3 years with the Royal Marines, he was selected for higher surgical training in Trauma and Orthopaedics. During which time he has served further tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and a 12-month research fellowship at the prestigious US Army Institute of Surgical Research (ISR). This work on open fracture infection, and his research into combat casualty care systems formed the basis of his PhD which was awarded in 2018. He is appointed a Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Consultant in Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, with a special interest in pelvic and acetabular surgery. He is currently the Royal Navy’s consultant advisor in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery. He has edited two books, written multiple textbook chapters and over 40 peer-reviewed articles.