Major Thomas Konig

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer

I am a Specialist Surgeon in General, Vascular and Trauma Surgery at the Royal London Hospital and Defence Medical Services.

At the Royal London Hospital Major Trauma Centre, five surgeons including myself provide a Trauma surgeon of the week model and along with two other colleagues provide a 24hour a day ‘trauma’ on call cover for all patients including those suffering catastrophic haemorrhage.  This may include neck injuries, thoracic and myocardial injury, visceral injury and upper limb and lower limb injury and pelvic trauma.  As vascular surgeons we provide an on call service for vascular patients in the North East of London.

Previously (2011-2012), I worked as a Specialist Registrar in Vascular Surgery at King’s College Hospital, London where I assisted in elective vascular surgery operating lists and provided emergency cover for vascular emergencies and vascular trauma.

One of my proudest professional highlights is my work in the British Military Field Hospital, Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. I was an Emergency and Trauma Surgery Registrar from November 2009 to January 2010. I was the only surgical junior reporting to three consultant general surgeons and a number of orthopaedic surgeons and plastic surgeons.  I committed myself to be on call 24 hours a day for the duration of my deployment.  My tour coincided with one of the busiest periods during the conflict and so my exposure to the injuries sustained by coalition forces, civilians and enemy combatants of all ages during modern war fighting was considerable.  I was involved in the emergency damage control and resuscitative surgery for a number of patients who had suffered severe injuries.  I performed Neurosurgical, Ophthalmic, ENT, Maxillofacial, Urological, Thoracic, Myocardial, major Vascular, Upper GI, Lower GI, a host of orthopaedic procedures and surgery for burns.  I also deployed in the Medical Emergency Response Team Helicopter and evacuated patients from point of wounding on the battlefield back to the hospital. 

Another career highlight was my stint as a Registrar in Pre-hospital Care with London's Air Ambulance (as well as Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Essex and Hertfordshire Air Ambulances) from June 2008 - January 2009.




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