Mr Kash Akhtar

Reader in Orthopaedic Surgery and Surgical Education

Team Member Kash Akhtar

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Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust

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Kash specialises in sports knee injuries and treatments. He also holds several educational leadership roles, with a focus on optimising patient safety and outcomes through effective surgical education and training.

Kash studied medicine at Imperial College, graduating with a Distinction in Surgery. He also completed an intercalated BSc in Exercise Physiology and Applied Biophysics. He was awarded Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) of England in 2005 and the FRCS (Tr&Orth) in 2011.

Awarded a distinction in a Masters in Medical Education, and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) research degree, Kash has given over 100 international presentations and received multiple prizes and awards. He completed his fellowship in all aspects of knee surgery (sports injuries, trauma and joint replacement) at the renowned Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford.

He received the prestigious Winston Churchill Fellowship in 2014 and spent 6 months in international centres of orthopaedic excellence across the USA.


Appointed to Barts in 2014 as a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in knees, he has a particular expertise in sports injuries, arthroscopic knee surgery, meniscal surgery and repair, cartilage injuries, knee ligament reconstruction (including multiligament injuries), patella dislocations and stabilisation, realignment surgery and unicompartmental (partial) knee replacement.

He holds several educational leadership positions and his academic research focuses on medical education. He has a particular interest in achieving the best patient outcomes through evidence-based practice and optimising patient safety through surgical education and training using innovative techniques.

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Evidence-based surgical training in Orthopaedics: How many arthroscopies of the knee are needed to achieve consultant level performance?

Price AJ, Erturan G, Akhtar K, Judge A, Alvand A, Rees JL.

Training effect of a virtual reality haptics-enabled dynamic hip screw simulator: A randomized controlled trial.

Sugand K, Akhtar K, Khatri C, Cobb J, Gupte C.

O20 Virtual reality simulation in trauma and orthopaedics; not just limited to traditional procedures alone.

Haldar A, Charalambous A, Segaren N, Vaghela K, Montgomery A, Lee J, Akhtar K.

Performance on a Virtual Reality DHS Simulator Correlates with Performance in the Operating Theatre.

Vaghela KR, Lee J, Akhtar K.

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