Dr Kakkar completed his medical training at R G Kar Medical College in Calcutta, India. He went on to receive an MD in Anaesthesia from the Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research and S.S.K.M Hospital, Calcutta. Dr Kakkar’s first role in the UK was as a Senior House Officer in anaesthesia in Bangor, Wales, in 2003. He later moved to England to undertake specialist training at Oxford School of Anaesthesia, where he completed his training in 2009 and was awarded a fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthesia.
As part of his specialist training, he completed advanced skills modules in pain medicine and anaesthesia for Difficult Airway – a situation in which traditional methods are not able to be used to anaesthetise a patient. Dr Kakkar is involved in pain management clinics and interventional procedures for pain relief as well as providing general anaesthesia services.
Dr Kakkar is always keen to pass on knowledge from his experiences through teaching and training.