Kash A

Mr Kash Akhtar

Knee Specialist

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bart's Health NHS Trust

AXA: KA01373
BUPA: 06055341

MB BS, BSc(Hons), MEd, MD, FRSA, FRCS(Tr&Orth)

Secretary: Frankie Weavers - 020 7496 3563 akhtar.admin@sportsortho.co.uk

Based at:

Special interests

  • Arthroscopic knee surgery
  • Meniscal surgery and repair
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Traumatic multi-ligament knee reconstruction
  • Arthritis in the young adult
  • Osteotomies around the knee
  • Unicompartmental and Total Knee Replacement
  • Paediatric knee surgery
  • Paediatric ACL reconstruction
  • Fractures around the knee

Professional positions

  • Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bart’s Health NHS Trust
  • Senior Clinical Academic Lecturer, Bart’s and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Queen Mary University London
  • Honorary Senior Fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Academic Lead, The Sports Orthopaedics Research Foundation


Personal Details

Kash was born and raised in Buckinghamshire where he attended the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe. He is a keen footballer who captained his medical school 1st XI and was selected for the United Hospitals Representative team. He scored hat-tricks in 2 cup finals and was awarded a Golden Boot for being the top scorer in all 8 divisions of the University of London. He still plays recreationally each week and dedicates the rest of his time to his wife (who is a GP Partner), and two young children. Kash recently completed a very muddy Wolf Run and will be doing a Tough Mudder in the summer.

Medical and Surgical Training

Kash studied medicine at Imperial College School of Medicine and graduated in 2002 with a Distinction in Surgery. He was awarded several prizes at medical school and was awarded full colours on three occasions. He also completed a BSc in Physiology & Applied Biophysics, where he undertook research into muscle physiology and strength training. Kash gained a thorough and wide-ranging training in all aspects of surgery on the Hammersmith Basic Surgical Training rotation before successfully obtaining Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2005. He was then awarded a place on the prestigious North West Thames Orthopaedic Surgery programme in 2007. Kash was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2011 and was subsequently appointed as a Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College.

Kash has a specialist interest in the medical education of surgeons in training with an emphasis on patient safety and achieving the best outcomes for patients. He has undertaken a Masters in Medical Education (for which he was awarded a Distinction) and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) research degree, both at Imperial College. He currently has a fellow working in medical education and is supervising a PhD student. He has given over 80 international podium and poster presentations, for which he has received several prizes and awards. More recently he has been invited to speak in Amsterdam, London, Paris, Dubai and Tokyo.

Kash is currently appointed as a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in knees at Barts Health NHS Trust, one of the busiest hospitals in the country, which receives complex tertiary referrals from a broad area.

Kash is also appointed as a Senior Clinical Academic Lecturer at Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Queen Mary University London where he is the Course Director for the International Masters (MSc) Programme in Orthopaedic Trauma Science. He is also an Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Fellowship Training

Kash completed his fellowship in all aspects of knee surgery (sports, trauma and joint replacement) as a post-CCT Fellow at the renowned Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, where he was trained in particular in partial knee replacement. He was also a Simulation Fellow at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Services at the University of Oxford where he undertook further research.

Kash was also awarded the prestigious Winston Churchill Fellowship and spent 3 months in centres of excellence across the USA including:

  • Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
  • Hospital for Special Surgery, New York
  • NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York
  • Parkland Hospital, Dallas
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester
  • Stone Clinic, San Francisco
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Institute, UCSF & San Francisco General Hospital
  • Stanford University, California

Kash has also completed a year’s fellowship in Medical Education, Leadership & Management at the Postgraduate School of Surgery, London Deanery.

Kash has been appointed as the Academic Lead of the Sports Orthopaedics Research Foundation