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Kash Akhtar

Kash studied medicine at Imperial College, graduating in 2002 with a Distinction in Surgery. During this time, he undertook a BSc in Exercise Physiology & Applied Biophysics. He was awarded Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2005 and attained the Fellowship [FRCS (Tr & Orth)] in 2011. He completed his specialist training on the North West Thames rotation, where he was also a Clinical Lecturer in orthopaedic surgery.

Kash has undertaken a Masters in medical education (MEd, for which he was awarded a Distinction), a Doctor of Medicine (MD) research degree and a year’s Fellowship in Medical Education, Leadership and Management at the London Deanery. He has given over 100 international presentations and received multiple prizes and awards for his research.

Kash undertook a further one-year of specialist fellowship training in all aspects of knee surgery (sports, trauma and joint replacement) at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford. During this time he was the Simulation Fellow at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Services at the University of Oxford.

He was awarded the prestigious Winston Churchill Fellowship in 2014 and spent 4 months in international centres of orthopaedic excellence across the USA (Hospital for Special Surgery New York, Rush Orthopaedics Chicago, Parkland Memorial Hospital Dallas, Mayo Clinic Rochester, University of California San Francisco and Stanford).

Kash was appointed as a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust in 2014. He has a specialist interest in sports injuries, multiligament knee reconstruction and trauma around the knee. He sits on the Executive Committee for the British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK).

Kash is also a Senior Clinical Academic Lecturer in surgical education at Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. He is the Course Director for the MSc in Orthopaedic Trauma Science and Faculty on the MSc in Trauma Science (Military & Austere). He is an Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia. 

Kash has a passion for surgical training and has published and presented widely on knee surgery, patient safety and Virtual Reality/ technology-enhanced surgical education. He was previously on the National Selection Design Committee for Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery (HEE). He regularly convenes organised training courses for both undergraduate and postgraduate trainees.

Kash has been the Training Programme Director for the prestigious Royal London rotation since 2017 and is also the Senior Internal Examiner for year 1 of the MBBS programme. He is actively involved in education and training locally, nationally and internationally. His academic research focuses on achieving the best patient outcomes through evidence-based practice and optimising patient safety through surgical education and training using cutting edge techniques.

In his spare time, he is an avid football fan and regularly goes to Anfield to watch his beloved Liverpool in action. He also enjoys cricket, twitter, American football, rap, classical and jazz music.

Take the learning one step further

MSc Orthopaedic
Trauma Science

This course is tailored to meet the needs of international graduates from all healthcare and health sciences backgrounds including surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses, operating department staff, allied health professionals and those with a specialist interest in orthopaedic trauma education and training. 

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