Consultant Profile

Mr Krishna Vemulapalli

Mr Krishna Vemulapalli MBBS, FRCS, FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics)
Practicing at:
Spire Hartswood Hospital, Spire Roding Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Ankle surgery
    • Foot Surgery
    • Hip Surgery
    • Knee Surgery
    • Paediatric orthopaedics
Special clinical interests:

Foot and ankle surgery
Children's orthopaedic surgery
General orthopaedics including hip and knee surgery

Research interests:

Paedobarographic studies in foot and ankle

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Honorary Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University, London.

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
British Society for Children's Orthopaedic Surgery
Indian Orthopaedic Association in Britain
British Orthopaedic Association

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01277 266 766
Mr Vemulapalli consults at Spire Hartswood Hospital on alternate Monday afternoons, every Thursday afternoon/evening and on alternate Saturdays
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Krishna Vemulapalli is an orthopaedic surgeon at Spire Roding Hospital in Redbridge, Essex and Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood, Essex. He offers private foot and ankle surgery, children's orthopaedic surgery and general orthopaedic surgery in our clean and comfortable private hospitals.

After graduation, Krisha Vemulapalli started basic surgical training in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and then completed his higher surgical training at The Royal London Hospital and the Percivall Pott Rotation.

He undertook further specialist training in foot and ankle surgery at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, and in children's orthopaedic surgery at the Royal London Hospital. He was awarded the Ilizarov Travelling Fellowship by Smith and Nephew, which took him to Kurgan in Russia.

Krishna Vemulapalli now works as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with Barking Havering & Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust. His NHS practice is at King George Hospital in Goodmayes and at Queen's Hospital in Romford, Essex, where he specialises in foot and ankle surgery and orthopaedic surgery for children. As well as keeping up-to-date with the latest and most effective forms of treatment in trauma and orthopaedics, he teaches surgeons in various practical orthopaedic and FRCS examination courses.He has organised several educational courses, namely

  • Queens FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics) Clinical Course
  • Ponseti Course for club feet
  • Queens MRCS mock exam course 
  • Orthopaedic and Trauma Course for Accident and Emergency


He is passionate about teaching and was instrumental in getting Queens Hospital 'Training Hospital of the Year 2014' for Trauma and Orthopaedics in Royal London Rotation.

His teaching/training and patient care was recognised and he has won/been nominated for the following awards:

  • BHR Star of the Month, December 2012
  • BHR Star of the Year, 2013 (Runner up)
  • Nominated for BHRT Staff Pride Award for Outstanding Patient Care, 2013
  • Nominated for BHRT Staff Pride Award for Inspirational Leader, 2013 
  • Nominated for Trainer of the Year, Royal London Rotation, 2014 
  • Professional Excellence Award from Telugu NRI Forum @ British Parliament, 2014
  • Winner of the Trainer of the Year 2015, Percivall Pott Rotation 
  • Nominated for Trainer of the Year 2015, British Orthopaedic Trainee Association 
  • Winner of the highly commended Clinical Supervisor of the Year, PGMDE UCL partners, 2016 
  • Nominated for Tainer of the Year 2016, Royal London Rotation


Although Krishna Vemulapalli manages all general trauma and orthopaedic conditions, including hip and knee surgery, his specialist interests include simple and complex adult foot and ankle surgery, and paediatric (children's) orthopaedics.

Mr Vemulapalli's approach to private practice echoes his NHS work. He offers a professional, sympathetic service and aims to provide the best possible evidence-based treatment to his patients.

Personal profile:

I am married and live locally in Essex. My wife is a GP and we are fortunate to have two lovely boys and a beautiful young daughter. My interests include playing cricket, reading, travelling, spending time with my family and experimenting with Indian cooking. I also enjoy the good quality of life that Essex offers.

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Mr Krishna Vemulapalli

Mr Krishna Vemulapalli, consultant orthopaedic foot and ankle and children's orthopaedic surgeon, Spire Hartswood private hospital, Brentwood, Essex

For more information or to book an appointment

To book an appointment with Mr Krishna Vemulapalli or another specialist consultant call 01277 266 766.

For other enquiries, including guide prices for treatment, call 01277 266 761. 

Essex Bones and Joints Service

Mr Vemulapalli is a member of the Essex Bones and Joints Service.

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