Edward David Gent Dr.

Paediatric Orthopaedics

Core competencies

  • All children’s orthopaedic or trauma problems
  • Hip dysplasia, baby hip screening with ultrasound and
    treatment with Pavlik harness
  • Clubfoot and other congenital foot deformities, Ponseti
  • Trauma malunion (deformity as a result of injury)


Dr. Edward trained at St.Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, London, and worked as a junior doctor at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore before continuing his training with Professor Nick Clarke in Southampton, UK. He finished his training working at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.

He returned to Southampton to work alongside Prof. Clarke in the hip dysplasia clinic, which is part of the International Hip Dysplasia Group and the largest clinical practice in children’s hip dysplasia in the world.
He developed expertise in deformity correction, opening the only tertiary clinic in the UK specifically for children’s upper limb problems. Amongst other clinics, he ran a busy Ponseti clinic for clubfoot and vertical talus, a frame clinic for upper and lower limb deformity correction and limb lengthening and a complex case clinic alongside a practice in paediatric trauma, primarily upper limb including late traumatic deformity correction.

He left Southampton as head of service having seen the paediatric orthopaedic group develop to seven specialists, each with sub specialtiy interests.

Seeking a return to a more general practice he moved to Abu Dhabi in 2019, taking a position at Danat al Emarat Women’s and Children’s hospital before moving to Mediclinic in 2021.

Dr. Edward has a long experience in children’s orthopaedics and is happy to offer you this in caring for your child. Many times he is able to reassure you that a problem is in fact not a problem at all and just a variation of normal that does not need treatment. If there is a real problem present then Dr. Edward will explain it to you and will put together a plan to sort the problem out.


BSc Anatomy (1st), MBBS London (Grainger prize), FRCS, Fellowship; The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.


Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital

Abu Dhabi, UAE
Airport Road, Next to Zayed Sports City

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