Personal profile

Mr Kambiz Hashemi qualified from Birmingham University Medical School in 1973, and spent his post-graduate training at United Birmingham Hospitals including Birmingham Accident Hospital where he conducted a study on trauma, leading to an MD Thesis.

In September 1985 he took up the post of Consultant in Emergency Medicine with an interest in hand surgery, and started the first open acute hand clinic in Surrey, initially focusing on acute conditions and by 1986 covering all aspects of upper limb disorders. Since then the hand clinic at Croydon University Hospital (CUH) has been providing a comprehensive service for the acute and chronic upper limb disorders working closely with both Rheumatology and Neurology services at CUH.

Mr Hashemi has also been instrumental in the development and expansion of the occupational hand therapy service which now forms an essential component of patient care. He is a full member of the British as well as European Society for Surgery of the Hand.

In addition to his MD, Mr Hashemi has carried out extensive research projects resulting in over 50 publications in scientific medical journals.

Throughout his career he has also been extensively involved in training and higher education. He has for many years chaired the Specialist Training Committee at the London Deanery. He is a member of a number of committee’s at the London Deanery, including academic, training and education committees. He has been an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and remains an examiner for the College of Emergency Medicine. He was in 1997 in receipt of “Silver Award” in recognition of the above.

Professional Membership

  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England

  • Full member British Society for Surgery of the Hand

  • Founding Member College of Emergency Medicine

  • Trauma Society

Clinical Interests

  • Acute and chronic upper limb disorders especially wrist, hand and elbow.

  • Wherever possible he aims to provide the best treatment options to the patients and in some 30-40% the presenting problem can be managed with conservative measures including steroid injection.

  • In addition to managing common problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger fingers/thumbs, ganglion, DeQuervains disease and tennis and golfers elbow, he has a special interest in the management of Dupuytren’s disease including complex contractures as well as painful joints especially the thumb, including trapeziectomy and tendon interposition (joint replacement).

  • Mr Hashemi also has specific interest in the management of “Complex Regional Pain Syndrome”.

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