We aim to provide top class care for all aspects of hand and wrist injuries and surgery from simple conditions you can manage yourself at home to complex reconstructive surgery. Our team can offer advice regarding your problem and work together with you to speed your recovery.


If you have injured your hand or wrist or have a longstanding issue, a Hand Doctor Practice Consultant will see you personally in clinic for an initial consultation. You will have imaging if necessary and should be able to leave your appointment with a diagnosis and treatment plan.

Should you need onward referral to another Consultant this will be arranged. You may need Hand therapy with one of the specialist hand therapists that we work with; this will also be arranged. If you need complex imaging such as an MRI or CT scan, we can arrange the referral and provide you with all the details to book the scan at your convenience.

  • Mr Maxim Horwitz

    MBChB FRCS (Orth) DipHandSurg
    Consultant Hand and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Consultant Orthopaedic Hand and Wrist Surgeon in the Hand Unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

  • Mr Dan Shaerf

    BSc MBBS MRCS FRCS (Tr&Orth)
    Consultant Hand and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Hand & Wrist Surgery, at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

  • Mr Tomas Tickunas

    MD FRCS Plast DipHandSurgEur
    Consultant Plastic, Orthoplastic and Hand Surgeon

    Consultant Plastic, Orthoplastic and Hand Surgeon in Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead

Admin Team

Our admin team will arrange follow up with the Consultant as needed and if your condition needs a surgical procedure this will all be arranged with you and your Consultant will ensure that you have ample time to ask the questions that you may have before proceeding.

  • Shifra Allen

    Shifra is a teacher and a proud mum of 3. She loves reading, going on country walks, keeping fit and boxing. Shifra enjoys cooking and baking, especially whilst watching Nicholas Cage films!

  • Amanda Bellamy

    Amanda has a business degree and has worked in various business sectors including investment banking, corporate social responsibility and the charitable sector. Her favourite role was making children’s wishes come true when she worked at The Walt Disney Company Ltd. She has travelled extensively and used to enjoy jumping out of aeroplanes and hiking to the top of snow-capped mountains. These days her hobbies are more relaxed and less dangerous; she now enjoys yoga, outdoor swimming and walking.

  • Karen Gold

    Practice Manager

    Karen has been running Mr Horwitz’s private practice for the last 12 years and initiated the growth of one Consultant practice to the multi consultant Hand Doctor Practice. She graduated in Geography from University of Manchester and worked in the international conference business for 10+ years organising internet & telecoms conferences. Karen settled back in London after living in South Africa for a while. These days travelling is limited to holidays with her family and friends and she also enjoys swimming, cooking for friends and her Peloton bike.

  • Helen Lacey

    Helen has experience in a wide number of industries, including retail, catering and more recently in the NHS and a private eye hospital. Some of her favourite jobs have been working in Canada and Malta.

    Her hobbies include running, walking and spending time with her family.

  • Sarah Maurice

    Sarah has previously worked within the beauty, media and not for profit sectors. Sarah is a mum of two children and in her spare time she really enjoys walking, socialising and going to the theatre.

  • Jahlan Usman

    Jahlan is the most important person in the office AND our IT guru. He graduated in Law and Politics and grew up in London and has a taste for red bull and any drink with lots of caffeine. He is a pro at muay thai boxing and enters competitions so we are all super nice to him.

Our direct dial phone number (0208 150 8290) and email address (info@Thehanddoctor.co.uk) is available Monday to Friday (during office hours). In addition, we have an out of hours WhatsApp number (07772 310908) available if you want to reach us at other times.