Mr Green qualified from Birmingham University in 1986 with first-class Bsc in pathology and was awarded the faculty of engineering prize for his research into blood flow in sickle cell anaemia. He completed his orthopaedic training on the Birmingham rotation including one year as the University of Birmingham lecturer in orthopaedics. He received his medical degree in 1987 with honours in pathology.
Having done house jobs in Birmingham he taught anatomy at Bristol University while sitting his initial surgical exams and returned to jobs in Birmingham gaining his FRCS in 1991. He was appointed as an orthopaedic registrar on the West Midlands training rotation and subsequently gained his completion of training (FRCS Tr and Orth) in 1998. He was the first lecturer to be appointed between the University of Birmingham and the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital before being appointed to a consultants post in 1999 split between University Hospital Birmingham and the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. His NHS base is at the Orthopaedic Hospital Royal a purely orthopaedic hospital where he specialises in the pathology of the knee and shoulder.
Along with Duncan Learmonth and Samir Massoud he was one of the cofounders in 2004 of the Birmingham Knee and shoulder clinic based at the Priory Hospital a private clinic dedicated to treating patients with problems of the knee and shoulder.
Mr Green performs both arthroscopic and open surgery on these joints and performs approximately 250 joint replacements per year involving both the knee and the shoulder. He performs significant quantities of arthroscopic surgery again of the knee and shoulder including rotator cuff repairs of the shoulder and ligament reconstruction of the knee.
He is also part of The Midland Orthopaedic Practice.
Mr Marcus Green:
"Outside of orthopaedics, I have many varied interests both sporting and non-sporting, Although a keen runner, my main sporting activity is hot air ballooning. I compete at national and international level representing Great Britain in both European and World-class events and being second in our national championships for two of the last three years. I have flown in extreme conditions including high altitude endurance races in the Alps with good success. I have held a pilots licence for over 30 years and flown in events around the world. I also act as the medical representative for lighter than air aviation with the CAA this involves discussing with balloon pilots their medical fitness to fly. Currently, as part of a conservation project, I am replanting a 50-acre area of ancient woodland with saplings grown from initial seed converting it to its original status as a bluebell wood."