Dr Chris Narramore completed his Bachelor of Science at the University of Cape Town in 1974, before going on to obtain his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1979 at the same university. He received a specialist qualification in Orthopaedics through the University of Cape Town and the South African College of Surgeons at Groote Schuur Hospital in 1993.
Dr Narramore completed his internship at Edendale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, before joining the South African Defence Force (SANDF) as a medical officer at the Orthopaedic Military Hospital in Wynberg, Cape Town. He then practised as a general practitioner for 4 years before taking on the role of orthopaedic registrar at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town.
In 1993, he was awarded the Smith and Nephew travelling grant, which allowed him to visit a number of training institutions in the United States, including Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, University Pennsylvania Hospital and New England Baptist Hospital in Boston.
In 1994, Dr Chris Narramore opened his own practice in association with Dr A Mullins. He also worked part-time as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Victoria Hospital in Wynberg, Cape Town, where he performed elective shoulder, foot and ankle surgery.
In 1996, he became a founding member of the South African Foot Surgeons Association and in 2002, was appointed as the president of the association.
Dr Narramore currently works as a consultant foot surgeon at the Orthopaedic Sports Clinic at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa in Newlands, Cape Town. He also continues to run his own private practice, where he works as an orthopaedic surgeon and specialises in foot and ankle surgery, as well as shoulder surgery.
Dr Narramore has attended a number of international workshops and training courses, including those in Amsterdam, Baltimore, Davos, Nice, Venice and Washington. He has also presented at various events around South Africa.