Mr Nikhil Kharwadkar

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

FRCS (Orth), MS (Orth), DNB (Orth)

Professional Membership

  • British Hip Society
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • British Orthopaedic Association

Clinical Interests


  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
Call 0808 101 0337

Personal profile

Mr Kharwadkar is a full-time consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma surgeon at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. He specialises in hip and knee surgery. His clinical practice involves hip replacement surgery, knee replacement surgery and knee arthroscopy. His scope of clinical work involves hip pain in adults, knee pain in adults, hip arthitis, knee arthritis, knee injuries, meniscal tears in the knee. To date, he has performed over 500 hip replacements and over 500 knee replacements in both NHS and private practice over the past 10 years.

Mr Kharwadkar completed his higher surgical training in Orthopaedics and Trauma in March 2011 in the Yorkshire rotation based at Leeds. He then undertook sub-speciality fellowship training in hip and knee surgery at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham for 18 months. He has also undertaken visiting fellowships in complex hip and knee surgery at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA and Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland which are world famous institutions for highest quality of care and leading advances in medical research.

Mr Kharwadkar worked as a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon on a fixed-term contract for nearly two years at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge prior to his current appointment. 

Mr Kharwadkar has a strong research background and has been involved in Randomised Controlled Trials and several retrospective studies in Orthopaedics and Trauma. He has undertaken audits to improve safety and quality of health care. He has extensively authored papers and review articles in respected orthopaedic journals. He has presented papers in number of national and international meetings. He is an educational and clinical supervisor for junior doctors in training at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and is invited as a Faculty to teach on many clinical and academic courses. 

Mr Kharwadkar is a regular runner and cyclist. He has completed number of half marathons and long-distance cycling events over the past 10 years. 

Year qualified:

1995