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
Diploma in Sports & Exercise Medicine - RCS Edinburgh
MS (Ortho) - University of Mumbai
MCh (Trauma & Orthopaedics) - University of Liverpool
Diplomate of National Board (Ortho) - National Board of Exam
PG Certificate in Clinical Education - University of Newcastle
MRCS - RCS Edinburgh
FRCS Orth - RCS Edinburgh
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
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