Richard Power qualified from Charing Cross Hospital Medical School, University of London in 1980. He then undertook a 5 year Short Service Commission in the Royal Army Medical Corps, the first 2 years of which were working as a Regimental Medical Officer in Germany. This was followed by Basic Surgical Training in both Germany and London.
After leaving the Armed Services he commenced specialist orthopaedic training in West London based at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington. During the course of his training he undertook a year as a Senior Resident and Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School based at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston USA. Subsequently he undertook a Senior Fellowship in Perth, Western Australia, working as Clinical Fellow to the Perth Bone and Tissue Bank.
He was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in 1995 in Leicester and since then has built up many years of experience in total joint replacement of the hip and knee; to date having performed in excess of 4,000 joint replacement procedures. He also has a particular interest in Bone Banking and the use of bone in transplantation. He is Medical Director of the Leicester Bone and Tissue Bank. He is also on the National Executive of the British Association for Tissue Banking. He has a particular interest in the use of bone in reconstructing failed total hip replacements.
Richard Power has written and presented numerous scientific papers in the field of hip replacement, bone transplantation and blood conservation in orthopaedic surgery.
When not working, Richard Power spends his time supporting his children and their activities. He plays the odd round of golf, and enjoys sailing and walking. He is a member of the Leicester Branch of the Rotary Club.