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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Foot & Ankle
I studied medicine at Grant Medical College, Sir J J Group of Hospitals, Bombay.
1984 to 1989:
Grant Medical College is the most prestigious and the oldest medical institute in India and I passed my MBBS in 1989.
1990 to 1993:
Subsequently I started my orthopaedic residency at the same institute which involved being on call and doing emergency work on alternate days from 1989 to 1995. Grant Medical College being the only state-run hospital had a drainage area of more than 20 million and hence the workload and experience was unimaginable.
I got to train in all specialities of orthopaedics and my initial training was focussed on trauma and then doing foot and ankle, paediatric and spinal surgery.
1993 to 1995:
Once I finished my residency, I got appointed as a Lecturer in the same institute, which is a coveted and a difficult post to get. As a Lecturer I ran the firm under the supervision of the head of the firm and had to overlook and train 3 senior registrars, 2 junior registrars and junior doctors in operations involving all parts of the body from the cervical spine to the toes.
During my residency, I obtained the following three orthopaedic degrees: MS Orth form the university of Bombay, Diploma in Orthopaedics from the University of Bombay and the Diplomate in Orthopaedics, from the National Board in Delhi.
As a lecturer, I was also in charge of managing the mass casualties which occurred during the major Mumbai bomb blasts and the Mumbai riots in the early nineties. During these difficult times our hospital used to get mass casualties in their hundreds every day and mass delivery of healthcare and prioritisation of cases was of utmost significance.
Overall the experience from my initial orthopaedic stint in Mumbai was something out of the ordinary.
1995 to 2000:
I came to the UK in July 1995 and re did my residency in the St. George’s, London rotation. I worked and trained under several known and respected surgeons in and around the London hospitals, including working under the Orthoapedic Surgeon to the Queen at the time.
I rotated around various hospitals in the south of England and I finished my orthopaedics training in 2000, by which time I had obtained 3 more degrees, FRCS from RCS England, M Ch Orthopaedics from the University of Liverpool and the FRCS Orthopaedics which is the orthopaedics exit exam in the UK.
2000 to 2003:
I then spent nearly 3 years from 2000 to 2003 learning the advances in knee surgery with Mr N P Thomas at the North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke. Mr Thomas is an extremely talented and renowned Knee surgeon who was also the past president of the British Knee Society. I learnt all aspects of knee surgery including sports related problems of the knee.
2003 to 2004:
I then went to the Royal United Hospitals Bath as a Senior Registrar and spent most of my time doing hip and knee surgery including revision surgery. This was an extremely important post for me as being the Senior Registrar I was given the responsibility of running most theatre lists and training my junior trainee colleagues.
2004 to 2005:
I then did my Foot and Ankle fellowship in the United States where I spent quality time with Mr Mann at Oakland, California, Mr Brodsky at Dallas and Mr Myerson at Baltimore. This allowed me to mature as a Foot and Ankle surgeon under the doyens of world Foot and Ankle surgeons.
2005 to date:
I got appointed as a substantive Consultant at the Bucks NHS Trust in 2005 and has been there ever since.
I set up the Foot and Ankle service in Bucks and
I feel that considering my breadth of knowledge across all specialities in orthopaedics gives me a better perspective about a patient in general rather than just focus on a part of the body.
In 2020, I have completed more than 30 years of just doing Orthopaedic surgery and this has allowed me to mature within the profession. I feel honoured and privileged to serve my society.
Areas of interest
Foot and Ankle surgery
Foot and ankle arthritis surgery
Foot and ankle trauma surgery
Sports injuries of the knee and foot and ankle
All aspects of foot and ankle surgery including arthroscopic surgery
Soft tissue Knee ligament and arthroscopic reconstruction
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Bandula Jayaratne Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic and Senior Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Bucks NHS Trust
several regional and international presentations.
Several publications in peer review journal
Spend time with my family
keen cyclist, walker
Senior cricket player for the Great Missenden Pelicans for whom I have playing for over 20 years
Recently received an award for a new service development for the county: MSK award from a national organisation HSJ Awards.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Fluent
- Gujarati - Conversational
- Urdu - Conversational
1: Surgical Coding in Foot and Ankle which was presented at the academic day in May 2016. This, I believe is an extremely important piece of work as it helps in the department and the trust accurately code for operations and hence get adequately financed to allow the service to be variable and profitable.
2: Tibial fracture Audit: International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare; E Poster April 2010,
3: DVT prophylaxis audit under the guidance of Graz Luzzi . At the time DVT was a significant problem for the Trust and I have certainly helped iron out some of the issues for our department and the trust.
4: Tibio Talo Calcaneal fusions: 40 cases have been reviewed systematically and scored using the current scoring systems and this review audit has been presented at our local and international meetings.
5: Modified Flexor Hallucis Tendon Transfer for Neglected Achilles Tendon Ruptures. Presented at the European meeting EFFORT.
6: Management of Ankle Fractures - an audit of current practice against BOAST Guidelines: September 2016.
Results Following Modified Flexor Hallucis Tendon Transfer for Neglected Achilles Tendon Ruptures in Patients over 50 years of Age has been presented at an international meeting in 2011 (EFFORT Meeting).
The Jones fracture classification, management, outcome, and complications: a systematic review. Dean BJ, Kothari A, Uppal H, Kankate R. Foot Ankle Spec. 2012 Aug;5(4):256-9. 10.1177/1938640012444730. Epub 2012 Apr 30.
Results Following Modified Flexor Hallucis Tendon Transfer for Neglected Achilles Tendon Ruptures in Patients over 50 years of Age: EFFORT
An alternative technique for repair of patellar ligament ruptures with associated tibial tuberosity avulsion fracture. International Journal of orthopaedics 2016; 10.17554/ijo.v3i5.1828
Courses offered to GPs
BOA September 2018 BIRMINGHAM
BOFAS November 7 to 9 2018 at Edinburgh
CHILTERN CHAMPNEYS TALK TO GP’S 4/7/2018
Wexham Park Foot and Ankle Meetings
In house Foot and Ankle MDT’s
WINCHESTER MAR 6 2019 BMA LNC TRAINING MEETING
BASK MARCH 26/27 2019 MEETING BRIGHTON
APRIL 11/12/13 2019 LUGANO MEDACTA KNEE MEETING
MAY 9/10 ARTHREX MUNICH MEETING
MAY 11 LAVENDER MEDICAL BORDEAUX AKILE ANKLE REPLACEMENT MEETING
MAY 14/15 STRYKER HINDFOOT MEETING AMSTERDAM
• MBBS Bombay, India -1988
• MS Orthopedics Bombay, India -1994
• Diploma Orthopedics Bombay, India - 1993
• Diplomate Orthopedics Delhi, India -1994
• M. Ch. Orthopaedics Liverpool, UK - 1998
• FRCS RCS, England
• FRCS (Tr & Orth) Intercollegiate Board, UK - 1999
• CCST Specialist Training Authority, UK – June 2005
• Specialist Register in August 2005
- FRCS Orth INTERCOLLEGIATE BOARD 1999
- FRCS RCS England 2000
- MS Orth Bombay University 1994
- M C h Orth Liverpool University 1998
- Diplomate Orth Delhi University 1994
- Diploma Orthopaedics Bombay University 1992
Reference number 4455082
Details of entry to specialist register
- Trauma and Orthopaedics, 2005
Affiliations / memberships
• Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
• Member of the British Medical Association
• Member of British Association for Surgery of the Knee.
• Member of BOFAS
- BMI The Chiltern Hospital, HP16 0EN
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- BMI The Chiltern Hospital, HP16 0EN
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- OSD Healthcare
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- 01442 331900
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