Dr Kash Akhtar

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon


Personal profile

Kash studied medicine at Imperial College School of Medicine and graduated in 2002 with a Distinction in Surgery. He was awarded multiple prizes at medical school and Full Colours. He also completed a BSc in Physiology & Applied Biophysics, where he undertook research into muscle physiology, training and conditioning.

Kash achieved Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2005 and the Fellowship in 2011. He was subsequently appointed as a Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College. Kash has a specialist interest in the medical education of surgeons in training with an emphasis on patient safety and achieving the best outcomes for patients. 

He has undertaken a Masters in Medical Education (for which he was awarded a Distinction) and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) research degree. He has given over 100 international presentations and received multiple prizes and awards. More recently he has been invited to speak in Amsterdam, London, Paris, Dubai and Tokyo. Kash completed his Fellowship in all aspects of knee surgery (sports, trauma and joint replacement) at the renowned Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, where he was trained in particular in partial knee replacement. He has also completed a year’s fellowship in Medical Education, Leadership & Management at the London Deanery. 

Kash was subsequently awarded the prestigious Winston Churchill Fellowship and spent 4 months in international centres of excellence across the USA including: 

  • Rush University Medical Center, Chicago 
  • Hospital for Special Surgery, New York
  • NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York
  • Parkland Hospital, Dallas
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester
  • Stone Clinic, San Francisco
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Institute, UCSF & San Francisco General Hospital
  • Stanford University, California 

Kash is currently appointed as a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in knees at Barts Health NHS Trust, one of the busiest hospitals in the country, which receives complex tertiary referrals from a broad area. He is also appointed as a Senior Clinical Academic Lecturer at Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry where he is the Course Director for the International Masters (MSc) Programme in Orthopaedic Trauma Science. He is an Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • AO Trauma Foundation
  • British Medical Association
  • Royal Society of Arts

Clinical Interests

  • Arthroscopic (keyhole) knee surgery
  • All types of meniscal surgery including meniscal repair
  • Knee ligament reconstruction (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL, Posterolateral Corner)
  • Articular cartilage injuries
  • Arthritis in the young adult
  • High tibial osteotomy
  • Unicompartmental (partial) knee replacement
  • Total knee replacement 
  • Fractures around the knee

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