Mr. Vats is a specialist in complex trauma, lower limb reconstruction, knee joint preservation and lower limb joint replacement surgery. He completed Orthopaedic training in internationally acclaimed Major Trauma and Orthopaedic centre at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
With post FRCS Fellowships under Mr. Mark Blyth and Mr. Angus Maclean, he strengthened sub-specialist skills in knee arthroplasty (Primary and revision), corrective osteotomies, knee cap alignment and arthroscopic knee surgery including cartilage repair and ligament reconstruction, and circular frame application for fracture management and limb deformity correction.
He is heavily involved in teaching orthopaedic trainees, and tutors knee modules on University of Edinburgh MCh Orthopaedics course. His PhD research at Imperial College, focused on making surgery safer for NHS patients.
He piloted WHO surgical checklist in UK and modified the checklist for the NHS. This checklist has since been mandated for use in all surgeries in UK. He continues to develop programmes to integrate research and patient safety interventions into everyday practice to improve patient care pathways.