Mr Kash Akhtar

Reader in Trauma Sciences

In late 2014, I was appointed as a Senior Clinical Academic Lecturer and Course Director for the new MSc in Orthopaedic Trauma Science, which complements the existing Trauma Science Masters programmes. More recently, I have been promoted to role of Reader. 

I am also a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust and fellowship trained in all aspects of complex knee surgery, with a specialist interest in traumatic knee dislocations and multiligament injuries. I gained further experience of these as a Winston Churchill Fellow over 4 months in the USA in 2014 where I spent time at the Mayo Clinic, Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

I am very excited about joining the Centre for Trauma Sciences at QMUL and working with Karim Brohi and Susan Brundage to develop and deliver this new MSc. Orthopaedic trauma is the biggest growth area for jobs in the UK and an ever-increasing cause of morbidity and mortality around the world. It is a real privilege to work with my fellow Course Director Peter Bates, one of the most renowned orthopaedic trauma surgeons in the country and also a brilliant teacher who was recently awarded British Orthopaedic Trainees Association 'Trainer of the Year’. We hope to educate and nurture the future world leaders in orthopaedic trauma surgery. I have a strong background in medical education, with a particular interest in technology enhanced learning, and a distance-learning MSc fits perfectly with this. 


Tel: +44 (0) 20 7882 6563


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