Professor Venu Kavarthapu
Consultant Lower Limb Surgeon
Prof Venu Kavarthapu qualified at the University of Health Sciences, in 1993. He subsequently trained in Orthopaedic Surgery from South East Thames Orthopaedic Rotation. Further fellowship training was obtained in specialized MIS (minimally invasive) and computer navigation hip surgery under the tuition of Dr Lawrence Dorr at the Arthritis Institute, Los Angeles, USA; orthopaedic fellowship training under the tuition of Dr Joel Matta at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, USA; hip surgery fellowship at Guy’s Hospital, London; and foot and ankle fellowship training at Royal Surrey County and Frimley Park Hospitals, Surrey.
Prof Kavarthapu was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at King’s College Hospital, London in 2006. His special interest is in lower limb surgery. He runs regional young adult hip surgery service, including hip arthroscopy and minimally invasive hip replacement surgery. Prof Kavarthapu also heads a nationally recognized multi-disciplinary complex foot surgery service that undertakes corrective surgery required for foot deformities caused by diabetes.
Prof Kavarthapu lectures nationally and internationally in conferences particularly on diabetic foot surgery, trauma, hip arthroscopy, and primary and revision hip arthroplasty. He is actively involved in research and published several scientific articles in Trauma and Orthopaedics.
Prof Kavarthapu’s other responsibilities include Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College London and Orthopaedic Training Programme Director for SE London. He is also the past President of Indian Orthopaedic Society UK.
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