Peter Ward trained in medicine at Bristol University. He went on to complete a Masters Degree in Oxford, studying limb development. Working as a registrar in the South West he completed his specialist orthopaedic training.
In 2000 he spent a year as a senior lecturer and Arthroplasty Fellow in Adelaide South Australia specialising in hip surgery.
Appointed as a Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics at Dorset County Hospital in 2001, Peter Ward has developed a revision and complex primary hip surface service in Dorchester. Complex revision work can be undertaken locally in West Dorset.