Dr. Akshay Malhotra
Mr. Malhotra has completed his undergraduate training at UCMS, Delhi, India after which he immigrated to the UK to completed his basic surgical training in Merseyside. He completed his higher surgical training at the prestigious Oswestry- Stoke rotation and gained his FRCS Tr. & Orth. in 2016 and his CCT in 2017. Currently he is pursuing an advanced fellowship in hand and wrist surgery at the world-renowned Pulvertaft hand unit.
He has won the Silver award at the European federation of Orthopaedic and traumatology (EFORT) 2010 for his work on shoulder instability. He has also been awarded the BOA travelling fellowship 2017 as a result of which he visited the Ganga Hospital in Coimbatore for 6 weeks in 2017 to exchange ideas on managing peripheral nerve injury patients, upper limb spasticity patients and upper limb in tetraplegia. He has recently been shortlisted for a Young investigators award by the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA 2017) for his research on distal radius fractures.
Darren currently works as a specialist physiotherapist at Wrightington Hospital which is a renowned centre of excellence for orthopaedic surgery. In his role he is involved in the assessment and treatment of patients with predominantly lower limb musculoskeletal problems. He also specialises in acute injury assessment and management working alongside orthopaedic consultants in both accident and emergency and fracture clinics.
In his career to date Darren has developed a passion for musculoskeletal physiotherapy, gaining extensive experience working for the past 8 years in the NHS, as well as working previously at Liverpool Football Club and Warrington Wolves Rugby League Club. In 2017 he completed his MSc in Musculoskeletal Medicine at Middlesex University, researching the role of objective diagnostic testing for meniscal injuries of the knee.
Outside of work Darren is a keen cyclist and enjoys playing cricket, opening the batting for my local club side.
Dr. Iain Bissell
Iain Bissell studied Medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, UK. He undertook Basic Surgical Training in Oxford, during which time he was awarded the Hallett Prize for his performance in the FRCS (Eng) examinations. Higher Surgical Training was in Southampton with Fellowships with Roger Atkins in Bristol and with James Calder, then in Basingstoke. He was appointed as a Foot & Ankle Surgeon in Hereford in 2006. Maninder Shah Singh was his first registrar!
He has been part of the Educational Faculty for numerous courses & conferences, run by The Royal College of Surgeons of England and the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society. He is delighted to return to Delhi and the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre.
Dr. Kapil Kumar
Kapil Kumar completed his Undergraduate and early Poatgraduate Training in New Delhi. Following this he joined the Higher Surgical Training Programme in Trauma and Orthopaedics in Aberdeen, Scotland. After successfully completing the Training Programme he joined fellowships in Advanced Shoulder Surgery at Reading Shoulder Unit and Wrightington Hospitals. Mr Kumar has been a consultant in Aberdeen for more than a decade, and his practice is predominantly focussed on Shoulder surgery. His research interests include evaluation of Shoulder arthroplasty prosthesis, outcomes of primary and revision shoulder arthroplasty, role of PRP in management of tendinopathies, and Frozen shoulder.
He has been a Training Programme Director and an Associate Postgraduate Dean in North of Scotland Deanery.
Sarah works at Wrightington Hospital as a senior musculoskeletal physiotherapist. Wrightington Hospital is a renowned centre of excellence in orthopaedic surgery.
Her current role involves specialist assessment and treatment of both upper and lower limb musculoskeletal problems., as well as assessing acute injuries in A+E clinics.
Sarah has previously worked as a senior physiotherapist in a specialist lower limb unit and worked alongside orthopaedic consultants in fracture and orthopaedic clinics.
Her special interest lies in rehabilitation and manual therapy and she is currently in the process of completing a MSc in Manual Therapy, with specialist MACP accreditation (musculoskeletal association of chartered physiotherapist). Much of Sarah’s experience has been in the rehabilitation of sporting injuries, in both the NHS for 10 years and in the sporting world, including work at Leicester Tigers rugby club and Sheffield United Football Club.
Sarah is passionate about travel, music and sports, and she regularly competes in the local tennis league.