Mr Raja Venkataraman
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
"Having worked with colleagues who have had nothing but praise for Spire Parkway, I am extremely pleased that I have been given the privilege to be part of this hospital."
I am currently working as a substantive consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics at one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation. My specialist interests include lower limb hip and knee, primary and revision arthroplasty (joint replacement) surgery as well as arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery, excluding soft tissue reconstruction.
I am the Clinical Governance lead at Queens Hospital, Burton and an Honorary Senior Lecturer for The University of Leicester. I work as a medical student block lead for the University and I oversee the orthopaedic undergraduate teaching and training programme.
I graduated with my basic medical and post graduate degree in Orthopaedics from one of the top ranked and reputed institutions in India, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore. The 2000 bedded organisation is known for its world class teaching and training for both undergraduate and postgraduate training. I was appointed as a substantive consultant and assistant professor in Orthopaedics in India. My career in orthopaedics and trauma began in 2000.
Wanting to advance my skills and specialise in hip and knee joint replacement surgery I made the move to the UK almost two decades ago and began my training within this area in the North-east of England. I now have 2 postgraduate degrees in trauma and orthopaedics across 2 continents and an extensive clinical experience across the breadth and depth in this field.
I undertook an advanced clinical fellowship training in hip and knee joint replacement surgery from an organisation that performs several thousand joint replacements a year, The Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow. Selected as a British Orthopaedic Association Travelling Clinical Fellow in trauma, I visited the Massachusetts General Hospital for a clinical advanced fellowship in trauma. Returning from Harvard, I joined the team of orthopaedic surgeons at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, in early 2017.
I am a panel member for the National Specialist Training Recruitment into Orthopaedics and Trauma and contribute to its design and development. With a successfully completed postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education.
I am a qualified and Royal College of Surgeons recognized instructor for the European Trauma and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course run nationally and across Europe. I am also a recognized and listed as an Educational Supervisor for the General Medical Council for both the Foundation and Core training of doctors entering post graduate surgical training.
As a Clinical Governance lead for the trauma and orthopaedic department (Queens Hospital, Burton), I ensure and cultivate an environment of reporting, investigating, learning from incidents of concern and facilitating a Duty of Candour.
Over the course of my illustrious career, I have not only honed my subspecialist skillset in trauma and lower limb primary and revision arthroplasty but also developed and maintained a strong track record in research with continual audit, quality improvement activities, peer-reviewed publications and several national and international presentations of topics relating to joint replacement surgery.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Raja Venkataraman at Spire include:
Spire Parkway Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
PGCME / Newcastle University / 2017
Postgraduate certificate in medical education
A qualification given to someone who has successfully completed all the modules pertaining to teaching methods
MRCS / Royal college of surgeons / 2005
Member of Royal College of Surgeons
A postgraduate qualification given to someone who has successfully completed their basic general surgical training
MS Orthopaedic Surgery / The Tamil Nadu Dr M.G.R Medical University / 2003
Master of surgery
A postgraduate qualification recognised by the medical council of India, given to someone who has successfully completed their higher speciality training in orthopaedic and trauma surgery
MBBS / The Tamil Nadu Dr M.G.R Medical Univeristy / 1998
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Undergraduate qualification recognised by the medicial council of India, given to someone who has successfully completed their basic training in medicine and surgery
FRCS (Trauma & Ortho) / Royal College of Surgeons / 2010
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Orthopaedic Association
Royal College of Surgeons England
Indian Orthopaedic Association
Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic Association
British Orthopaedic Association and Royal College of Surgeons
Clinical Governance and Datix Lead
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton
In my spare time I enjoy spending time preparing for half marathons or long distance road bike rides, portrait sketches, landscape photography, playing badminton and squash and cooking for my family.