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Professional Experience

Honours & Awards

  • Certificate of Honour in Surgery and Orthopaedics (MBBS)
  • Distinction in Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology and Biochemistry
    • University of Madras, India
  • A level Honours list in India (8th rank)
  • Gold medal from the Birla Education Trust for A level performance

Special Interests

  • Lumbar spine surgery/Back pain
  • Lower limb arthroplasty/Hip resurfacing
  • Trauma
  • Medical Education & Audit

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • British Medical Association
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British association of Spinal Surgeons
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • Founder member Alliance surgical

Current Post

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Barnet and Chase Farm NHS Trust, Barnet Hospital

I am one of 6 Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons in a busy unit serving a population of 250,000. 70% of my current practice is dealing with degenerative spinal disorders and back pain and the rest is general Orthopaedics and Trauma.

Barnet has strong links with RNOH, Stanmore, the North West Thames SpR rotation and the Royal London.

I now:

  • Manage all the back patients at Barnet
  • Participate in triage of GP referrals/support Extended scope practitioner Physiotherapists ( ESP's) through an open Access clinic
  • Have significantly reducing waiting times for outpatients and consistently met inpatent targets.
  • Have 4 dedicated slots for severe sciatica and urgent GP referrals
  • Have a Joint Clinic to plan management and see complex spinal cases with CFH spinal surgeons.
  • Have managed clinical networking with the neurosurgeons and spinal surgeons at RNOH.
  • Orthopaedic lead for theatre users group
  • Have helped rationalise prosthesis usage within the trust. with significant cost saving

Previous Post

I worked as a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Trust between 1998 January and May 2002.

The 4 years spent, as a Consultant in Bassetlaw Hospital were very enjoyable and challenging. I established my practice and felt confident of not just my clinical skills, but also my administrative and training abilities. Moreover, I enjoyed a very good relationship with my colleagues, staff, junior medical staff and management.

My practice was general, but evolved to include about 50% of low back work. In addition, I had a large trauma practice with areas of special interest in os calcis fractures and complex periarticular fractures.

Training

As the educational supervisor for the Orthopaedic department and as audit coordinator, I helped coordinate and set up a very active teaching programme over the last 3 years. There were close links with Sheffield and Nottingham City Teaching Hospitals and trainees were encouraged to attend the teaching sessions.

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