Rahul Patel qualified from The Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in 1998. He trained in various London teaching hospitals before undertaking specialist orthopaedic surgical training on the Middlesex/University College Hospital, London rotation. His subspecialist fellowship training was in reconstructive arthroscopy for sports injuries at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and at the world-renowned Steadman-Hawkins Clinic, Vail, USA.
He has also gained clinical experience at the prestigious Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota and at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York.
He was appointed as a Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedics at UCLH in 2009. He has a busy clinical role, and holds positions in senior clinical management.
He is co-developer, module leader and course tutor on the MSc in Sports Medicine, Exercise & Health at UCL and holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer position there. In addition, he is President of the Royal Society of Medicine, Orthopaedic section for 2015/16 and Chief Medical Advisor for MyRecovery, a digital health start up.
Mr Patel’s main interests are sports injuries of the knee and hip where he specialises in joint preservation, arthroscopic treatments such as ligament reconstruction, cartilage regeneration, meniscal transplantation and hip impingement surgery. He also sees patients with soft tissue injuries around the hip and groin. He sees patients of all ages with a wide spectrum of conditions, and continues to research and publish in his specialist areas of interest.
Mr Patel is not only a very experienced and skilled knee consultant, he is also incredibly charming and personable; he is able to relate well with his patients and put them at ease. He has build up strong relationships with some exceptional Physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals to ensure that he can offer a holistic approach to patient care.Further information on Mr Rahul Patel can be found on their website.