Professor Andrew McCaskie was a medical student in Leeds and trained in surgery in Leicester and Newcastle. He became Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Newcastle University in 2000. He has published widely on treatments for arthritis (such as joint replacement) and currently is researching into the use of technology and cells in the treatment of arthritis at an early stage.
He has been a member of council of the British Orthopaedic Association and Past President of the Association of Professors of Orthopaedic Surgery. Currently he is Associate Editor and Council Member of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He is a member of national committees concerning Surgical Training (SAC) and Joint Replacement Registration (NJR)