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Rajesh Kakwani


I'm Rajesh Kakwani, a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon practicing in the North East of England. I studied Undergraduate Medicine (MBBS) and completed a Masters Degree in Orthopaedics at Mumbai University, India.

I continued to be interested in orthopaedic surgery and decided to achieve a MCh Orthopaedics degree from the University of Liverpool in 2006.

After completing my Higher Surgical Training at the Northern Deanery, I gained FRCS (Orth) accreditation. Following this, I was fellowship trained in foot and ankle surgery under Mr Ian Winson / Mr Steve Hepple, Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Bristol, United Kingdom, and under Mr Chris Blundell, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield.

I gained further experience at the AO Trauma Fellowship in Hannover, Germany in 2011. Additionally, I was awarded BOFAS Travelling fellowship to the Sigvard Hansen Foot and Ankle Unit, Seattle in 2014.

Since then I have been a Clinical and Educational Supervisor for the Orthopaedic Specialty Trainees and have taught in a variety of regional and national courses. I was fortunate to have been voted to be the Trainer of the Year 2017 by the Orthopaedic Registrars (Health Education North-East). 


Finally, I have been actively involved in research and have published about foot and ankle surgery.

Education & Training

MBBS - University of Mumbai

December 1994

Diploma in Sports & Exercise Medicine - RCS Edinburgh

June 2006

MS (Ortho) - University of Mumbai

December 1997

MCh (Trauma & Orthopaedics) - University of Liverpool

July 2006

Diplomate of National Board (Ortho) - National Board of Exam

August 1998

PG Certificate in Clinical Education - University of Newcastle

October 2009

MRCS - RCS Edinburgh

December 2002

FRCS Orth - RCS Edinburgh

February 2012

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Academic and Societal Roles

British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society


Scientific Committee - 2019 until 2022

Education Committee - 2016 until 2019

Principal Course Organiser - 2016 and 2019



Trainer of the Year - 2016/2017 


Invited Faculty


  • AO Basic Principles of Fracture Management 


  • Post-Graduate Orthopaedics FRCS Orth Revision Course (Singapore and Newcastle)

  • ST3 Interview Course (Newcastle)

  • IASCON Conference (India)

  • ICJR 2019 (International Conference for Joint Reconstruction) (Dubai)


  • BOFAS Fellows (AFAF) Course 2017/18 (Windsor)

  • ICJR 2018 (International Conference for Joint Reconstruction) (Dubai)

  • Post-Graduate Orthopaedics FRCS Orth Revision Course (India and Newcastle)

  • North East Sports & Research Conference (Durham)

  • ISSKA International Conference (Leeds)


  • BOFAS Principles Course - 2015 onwards

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