Dr Ben Grey completed his undergraduate medical education at the University of Pretoria in 2002. During his community service year at Ngwelezane Hospital in northern KwaZulu-Natal, he developed a special interest for orthopaedics. He subsequently worked in accident and emergency units in the UK for two-and-a-half years, after which he returned to Ngwelezane Hospital in July 2007 to commence his training in orthopaedics. He specialised as an orthopaedic surgeon in Durban, completing the Fellowship of the College of Orthopaedic Surgeons of South Africa in 2012 and a Master of Medicine degree in orthopaedics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2013. He then worked for three years as a general orthopaedic surgeon at Edendale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, and at Addington Hospital in Durban.
He has a special interest in shoulder and elbow surgery as well as general orthopaedic trauma. In 2016, he completed a one-year fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at Groote Schuur Hospital under Professors Steve Roche and Basil Vrettos gaining valuable experience in arthroscopic and open surgery, including arthroplasty, of the shoulder and elbow. During this time, he also obtained a Masters degree in Science at the University of Cape Town, with distinction.
Dr Grey commenced private practice in 2017, initially working with Dr Joe De Beer in Cape Town. He moved to Life Kingsbury Hospital in September 2017. He uses ultrasound in his rooms as a diagnostic tool and to guide injections around the shoulder. He remains actively involved with orthopaedic related research at Groote Schuur Hospital, and has published in national and international journals. He has attended several national and international workshops and meetings as part of his ongoing professional development and has presented his research at both local and international orthopaedic conferences.
He is a member of the South African Orthopaedic Association as well as the South African Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.