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Mr Punwar graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine (London) in 2001 and was appointed as a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon at Torbay Hospital in October 2014. Elective Specialist interests include; Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, Sports Knee Injuries as well as minor Hand Surgery.
Mr Punwar understands how disabling hip and knee pain can be. He aims to provide safe, effective treatment to reduce pain and rapidly improve quality of life.
Mr Punwar is a fellowship trained hip and knee specialist, with interests in both joint replacement and sports surgery, as well as general orthopaedic trauma. After basic surgical training in Kent and the London region, Mr Punwar completed his specialist orthopaedic training on the prestigious Bristol rotation. In 2013 he undertook a year of complex arthroplasty and sports injury training in Perth, Western Australia (http://thejointstudio.com.au).
Mr Punwar has a postgraduate certificate in medical education and continues to publish and present academic papers. Please follow this link to access Mr Punwar's publication list (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Punwar+S).
Professional memberships and positions of responsibility
Guardian of Safe Working Hours and Flexible Working Champion, Torbay Hospital; Rapid Recovery Lead, Torbay Hospital;
Honorary Secretary, South West Orthopaedic Club (www.swoc.co.uk); Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England; Member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine(UK); British Orthopaedic Association; Orthopaedic Trauma Society; Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Areas of interest
Hip and Knee Arthroplasty;
Unicompartmental Knee Replacement;
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery;
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- Scientific Articles: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Punwar+S
- BBC Radio Devon Hip&Knee Chat: https://www.facebook.com/MountStuartHospital/posts/1778534822156871
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon
Rapid Recovery following hip and knee replacement
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections for early knee arthritis
Enjoy cycling, walking, skiing, chess and the electric guitar
St Mary's Hospital Association BSc Award, for Academic Achievement- 1998
13 peer reviewed Scientific articles available on Pubmed.
Courses offered to GPs
Please contact Carla Forbes, GP Liaison (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details of GP events.
Next GP event: 11th July, Imperial Hotel, Torquay - 'Options for early knee arthritis'.
Regular complimentary patient Hip and Knee open evenings organised at the Mount Stuart Hospital.
Contact Jodie Herbert (Jodie.Herbert@ramsayhealth.co.uk)
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
Please click on this link if you would like to see information about this healthcare professional’s performance compared to their peers, as published by their medical professional body.http://www.njrsurgeonhospitalprofile.org.uk/SurgeonProfile?gmccode=6028397
100% 5 star satisfaction rate on iwantgreatcare website, anonymous patient feedback
- FRCS(Tr&Orth) Royal College of Surgeons (England) 2012
Reference number 6028397
Details of entry to specialist register
- Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, 2014
Affiliations / memberships
British Orthopaedic Association
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (England)
Member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- St Vincent's RoadTORQUAYTQ1 4UP
- 13:30 - 17:30
- 01803 321633
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Mr Shah Punwar
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: shahpunwar_1