UKITE Editors

UKITE Clinical Lead

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Ajay Malviya

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Malviya joined Northumbria Healthcare as a Consultant in 2011 after completing his orthopaedic training in the North East. His area of specialty is in the treatment of disorders of the young adult hip and has helped Northumbria become the tertiary referral centre for young patients with hip disorders attracting referrals from all over the country. He has expertise in hip preserving surgeries like hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement and other disorders around the hip and periacetabular osteotomy for hip dysplasia (corrective surgery for shallow socket) using a minimally invasive approach (small incision).
Mr Malviya is heavily involved in training future orthopaedic consultants. He is the lead of the UK and Ireland orthopaedic in training examination. In addition he regularly teaches in national hip arthroscopy courses and mentors consultants on how to set up a similar service in their own trust. He also teaches in early intervention in hip surgery and hip and knee arthroplasty courses.
He has an active interest in research, being an Honarary Senior Lecturer in Regenerative Medicine in Newcastle University, with many publications to his name, and lectures nationally and internationally. He has also won several national and international awards in his area of specialty.  He is editorial correspondent for Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery and a member of the steering committee for the National Non Arthroplasty Hip Registry (NAHR). He is the trust T&O lead for Academic research and Quality.

Lead Specialty Editors

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Rob Clayton

Lead Specialty Editor

I moved to Edinburgh in 1994 and graduated in 2000. I undertook Basic and Higher Surgical training in the South East Scotland region. I undertook fellowship training in Foot & Ankle surgery in Glasgow in 2009 before taking up post as a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon in Fife in 2010. I have a highly specialised elective and trauma foot and ankle practice. I have an active role in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and orthopaedic research. I am a member of the Scientific Committee of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and have served on faculty at numerous courses and conferences across the United Kingdom.

Will Eardley

Lead Specialty Editor

I am an academic trauma and limb reconstruction surgeon based at the Clinical Trials Unit of York University and the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough. I have completed fellowship training in trauma surgery and have deployed several times with the British Army as either a trainee or in the Consultant role. I advise the Trauma Audit Research Network through their audit committee, I am a member of the BOA Trauma group and the Research and Professional Development Chairman for AOUK. An educator, researcher and trauma surgeon, I am passionate about educating the next generation of UK orthopaedic trainees.

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Arpit Jariwala

Lead Specialty Editor

I am a Consultant Upper Limb & Trauma surgeon in NHS Tayside, Dundee, Scotland in 2014. My present practice is purely upper limb based including complex upper limb trauma including managing patients with polytrauma. My elective practice is mainly shoulder and elbow focusing mainly on arthroscopic procedures around shoulder and elbow. With my strong academic background and having completed my Higher Degree (MD), I have been extensively involved in teaching, training and supervision of research projects. I have published more than 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals. I have had numerous presentations both nationally and internationally. I have been directly involved in supervision Master of Orthopaedic Science (MCh Orth) Dundee students, Orthopaedic trainees and Foundation doctors and Medical Students from University of Dundee. For these contribution, I have recently been promoted as Honorary Clinical Reader with the University of Dundee. I became involved with UKITE as an editor in 2013 and was promoted as a Chief Editor, Upper Limb, UKITE in 2015. I enjoy the process of setting up good quality questions. I manage a team of orthopaedic trainees who help me design and edit appropriate questions. We are continually striving to make the UKITE experience fruitful for trainees undertaking it.

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Cyrus Jensen

Lead Specialty Editor

Cyrus Jensen graduated from Newcastle Medical School in 2003 and stayed in the Northern Region for his Basic and Higher Surgical Training in Orthopaedics. He then completed an Advanced Spine Fellowship in Leeds Spine Unit in 2013, before taking up his Consultant post in Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. He currently operates on all aspects of the adult spine, with a specialist interest in complex cervical surgery. He also participates on the general trauma rota.

Throughout his training and career he has been active in research and had a real passion for training, giving lectures and running courses for both under and post graduate, and allied health professionals. Appointed as Early Years TPD in the Northern Region, his roles include running the CT2 T&O program and the ST3 interview course. Whilst a trainee himself, he created a regional clinical assessment for Northern Trainees (ITCA), and has been a Chief Editor for the UKITE since its inception.  He helped to develop and has been faculty on all of the new format BOA Instructional courses, which aim to enable trainees to achieve their competencies in core CBDs.

Ashish Khurana

Lead Specialty Editor

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Gavin Macpherson

Lead Specialty Editor

I am a consultant orthopaedic surgeon based at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh with a specialist interest in lower limb arthroplasty. My orthopaedic training was undertaken in Edinburgh before moving to Sydney for sub-specialist fellowship training in joint replacement surgery, lower limb re-alignment surgery and sports knee surgery.

My expertise is in hip and knee replacement surgery including computer assisted surgery, robotic assisted surgery and revision surgery. I have a special interest in young adult knee arthritis and I undertake high tibial osteotomy using computer navigation.

I have a strong interest in medical education and have been involved in UKITE since 2012. I am a tutor on the orthopaedic ChM run by The University of Edinburgh and The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. I teach on a number of national and international courses relating to hip and knee arthroplasty


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Yuvraj Agrawal


I am a Consultant in Trauma & LL Arthroplasty at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham. After my Higher Surgical Training in Sheffield, completed a Fellowship in Trauma at QMC, Nottingham and LL Arthroplasty Fellowship at UBC, Vancouver. I participated in the national UKITE exams during my training and believe it was a true reflection of the real quiz. This is my fifth year being part of the UKITE editorial process and I am pleased to see how it has flourished under its executive team. I believe it is a great resource for trainees coming up to the FRCS (Tr&Orth) examination. I wish trainees all success in their exams.

Aziz Ahmad


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Adeel Akhtar


I am an ST8 in the Northern Deanery. I studied medicine in Lahore and completed Basic Surgical training in Leeds. I was awarded an MD studying the role of “Hypermobility in Shoulder instability and ACL injuries” from the University of Edinburgh. I am a member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeon of Edinburgh and European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. I have developed a subspecialty interest in Sports Medicine, soft tissue knee surgery, lower limb arthroplasty and ossoeintegration and plan to do a fellowship in Sydney after my CCT in August 2019. I am passionate about teaching and research and completed year 1 of the Post Graduate Certificate in Education and Masters Level Programme in Research in Health and Social Care from the University of Huddersfield. I believe in the role of artificial intelligence in development of biological implants to improve patient care and organised inaugural Northeast Sports and research Conference to explore that. I organised the Durham FRCS Orthopaedic Course and believe that UKITE is an excellent resource for the FRCS part 1.

Zine Beech


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Steven Borland


Steve Borland is a consultant orthopaedic trauma surgeon in Newcastle, which is the regional major trauma centre. He undertook core and higher surgical training in the north east, with fellowships in Toronto, Canada and Kurgan, Russia. He specialises predominantly in orthopaedic trauma including pelvis and acetabular fractures, complex periarticular fractures and limb reconstruction including infection after trauma.

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Timothy Brock


I am an ST8 in the Northern Deanery planning to subspecialise in revision lower limb arthroplasty and trauma after CCT. I have a BSc(Hons) in sports medicine, a MSc in surgical sciences and an MRes in surgical research. I am interested in clinical trials and postgraduate teaching. I passed my FRCS in February 2018 and found the past UKITE invaluable during my preparation. I have enjoyed reviewing and formulating the questions for the upcoming exam.

Kedar Chirputkar


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Samantha Downie


I am a specialty registrar with the East of Scotland deanery based in Dundee, Scotland. I completed my foundation training in Edinburgh before going to work in Dundee in 2014. I am currently undertaking a PhD with the University of Edinburgh on fracture risk and outcomes in patients with bony metastases. I am a peer reviewer for Bone & Joint Research and Orthopaedics & Traumatology, and have been the Chair of the East of Scotland Research Ethics Committee since May 2018.

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Edward Gee


Having completed my higher surgical training in the North West Deanery, I have just returned from my post-CCT Foot and Ankle fellowship in Melbourne with fellowship awards from BOA and BOFAS. I am just about to commence my substantive Consultant post in Foot and Ankle and Trauma Surgery at the Major Trauma Centre, Salford Royal Hospital. I have always had a strong role in undergraduate and postgraduate education, I act as faculty on a number of national and international courses and have chaired sessions at international research conferences. I have been an Editor for the UKITE exam since 2014 and have enjoyed seeing it develop into its current format as an excellent educational reference.

Sukhdeep Gill


Currently working as the Upper Limb Fellow in Bristol after completing Higher Surgical Training in Wessex Deanery.

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Paul Haggis


I completed my training in the North West Thames region in 2017. I am now about to finish my Fellowship in Hip Arthroscopy at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, where I have specialised in young adult hip pathology and becoming independent at performing hip arthroscopy as well as femoral and tibial osteotomies and lower limb arthroplasty. In January 2019 I start as the Hip Fellow to Prof Middleton in Bournemouth to complete my elective skills in hip arthroplasty, including revision and periprosthetic fracture surgeries. My aim is to become a Consultant specialising in Lower Limb Arthroplasty with a Young Adult Hip Pathology subspecialist interest, but I also enjoy general trauma. I personally found the UKITE exam very useful in identifying the standard of the FRCS Part 1, and hope trainees continue to find it reflective of the real test.

Pete Hutchison


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Bilal Jamal


I am a consultant orthopaedic surgeon based at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow. I have trained in Glasgow with further fellowship training in Sheffield and Edinburgh. This has been supplemented with a travelling fellowship which was awarded by the European Foot and Ankle Society. I have a particular interest in complex trauma, foot, ankle and limb reconstruction surgery.

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Manish Kiran


I graduated from Madras Medical College, Chennai, India. I have two Masters degrees in Orthopaedics from India. I completed MCh(Orth) from the University of Dundee, and was awarded the Ian Smillie Award of Academic Excellence. I was awarded a visiting fellowship in lower limb arthroplasty and arthroscopy at Celle General Hospital, Germany. I was a visiting fellow at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. I completed the FRCS(Tr&Orth) and I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. I am currently working as a lower limb arthroplasty fellow at Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool.

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Julian Maempel


I am a final-year trainee on the South East Scotland rotation, based at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. I graduated from the University of Malta in 2007 and I hold a Master’s degree in Musculoskeletal Science from University College London. I am developing clinical and research interests in lower limb trauma and arthroplasty surgery and I have a keen interest in the basic sciences.

William Manning


I qualified from the University of Dundee in 2007. Undertaking my foundation and Core training in the North East, I am currently an ST8 on the Northern Rotation. I am a former chairman of the northern deanery research collaborative CORNET, with an active interest in research my portfolio includes the use of emergent technologies to asses TKA balance. Currently undertaking the BOA Clinical Leadership program, I am also heavily involved in regional training via OrthNorth Teaching and Education Association.

Matt Mawdsley


Andrew Richard McAndrew


I graduated from St George’s, London in 1990 and did BST in Yorkshire. After gaining my FRCS I did a LAT in Airedale and then went on to Sheffield to do research in paediatric limb reconstruction and gained a MD. I then returned to the south and completed HST in Wessex. I have been a consultant T&O surgeon at the Royal Berkshire Hospital since 2007 with an interest in trauma and limb reconstruction. I am the Director of Trauma and medical lead for TARN. I am heavily involved in research and have been the Principal Investigator for eleven nihr portfolio studies with another four in set-up. I have been the chair of a Data Monitoring Committee and a Trial Steering Group. I am the chair of the nihr Thames Valley and South Midlands Injuries and Emergencies group. From an educational perspective I have sat on ARCPs, have interviewed for ST3 posts and am a member of the MCQ writing committee for the FRCS (Tr & Orth). I was one of the first surgeons to obtain the Membership of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.

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Abdul Nazeer Moideen


I studied in medical school in India and was awarded MBBS degree from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in 2002. I came to United Kingdom in 2003 and did my Basic Surgical Training at Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil. I passed my intercollegiate exam and was awarded CCBST from Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2006. I completed my Orthopaedic training from Wales Deanery, passed FRCS exam in 2016 and was awarded my CCT in 2017. I was awarded Doctor in Medicine (MD) for my basic science research project on Phosphoribosyl transferase in Synovitis from Cardiff University in 2017. I have completed 2 years of post CCT complex spinal fellowship at Cardiff and Salford Royal, Manchester. I have also achieved level 7 certificate in Leadership and Strategic management as a part of BOA clinical leadership programme. I’m currently working as a locum Consultant Spinal Surgeon at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

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Padhraig O'Loughlin


I am a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in hip and knee primary arthroplasty, revision hip and knee arthroplasty, and computer-assisted surgery. A native of Co. Kildare, I am a graduate of University College Dublin (2004). Following my internship year, I secured a three-year Orthopaedic Research Fellowship at ­­­­Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), New York. During this time I was appointed as the Iscol Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS) Fellow. I was the co-recipient of an Arthritis Foundation Grant in 2008 and was awarded a Doctor of Medicine (MD) by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) based on research into bone physiology conducted in New York. My time in New York was pivotal in forging both clinical and research collaborations internationally, and a catalyst in generating more than 80 peer-reviewed research publications and several book chapters.

I was appointed to the Irish Specialist Training scheme for Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery in 2011. I was co-winner of the Caboud Award from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine in 2010, and in 2014 I was awarded an EFFORT Travelling Fellowship which involved visiting centres of excellence for trauma & orthopaedic surgery in Florence & Turin. In 2015, I relocated to Golden Jubilee National Hospital (GJNH), Glasgow. During his year at GJNH. I completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Principles of Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery. In 2016, I spent my final year of specialist training at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow. Following on from my experience in the UK, I embarked on further sub-speciality fellowship training, focusing on lower limb arthroplasty at Centre Orthopédique Santy in Lyon, France and Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg (ZOL), Genk, Belgium. Finally, prior to his return to Cork, I was a visiting fellow at the Clinique de la Côte d’Emeraude in St Malo, France specialising in navigated hip and knee replacement surgery.

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Paul Rushton


I am an ST8 trainee in Northern Deanery. My interest in spinal surgery began whilst at medical school in Nottingham. Following fellowship training in Vancouver and Leeds, I envisage having a practice with a special interest in paediatric deformity.

Farhan Syed


I graduated from India, and went on to do a Master’s in orthopaedic surgery. My quest to gain further training brought me to the UK in 2012. I completed my membership exam and got an opportunity to rotate in various sub-specialities of orthopaedics. The support and training I received helped me clear the fellowship exam for the European board of trauma and orthopaedics (EBOT), and subsequently the FRCS Trauma and Orth exam. My interests includes lower limb arthroplasty and complex trauma surgery. I am working towards securing fellowships in these specialities and eventually apply for CESR.

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Turab Syed


I am a Lower Limb Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, post-exit exam, Fellowship trained in Foot & Ankle, Arthroplasty, Trauma & Sports Surgery in Cardiff. I graduated from King Edward Medical School, Lahore, Pakistan. I did my BST rotation in Oxford Deanery before moving to Scotland for short while. My orthopaedic experience comprises of working in Swindon, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Peterborough, Jersey (Channel Islands) and Cardiff. I passed my FRCS Orth Exam in 2014. I have come through the non-training grade and attained Specialist Registration through CESR pathway.

I have been a team doctor for England Football Team C & England National Football Teams for UEFA regions cups, MKDONS Academy Doctor besides being the Official Doctor for Jersey Derby, ECCA (English Cross Country Athletics) Championships and Motor Sports Association of United Kingdom. I have been appointed as Locum Lower Limb Consultant at Royal Free London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in April 2017 and also appointed as Honorary Lecturer to UCL (University College London) Medical School.

I am associate editor for MedShr, which is a online network, app and tech platform that helps doctors to share data, knowledge and skills to provide better healthcare and save lives. It was developed with support from a UK DTI Research and Development grant. I am passionate about teaching both undergraduate and postgraduates. I am invited faculty for Imperial Femoral Intramedullary Nailing Course, Royal Society of Medicine, London Annual Meeting – Orthopaedic Trauma : First Steps – (Knee Trauma) and Imperial Ex-Fix Courses.