Rahul Patel is a Sports Orthopaedic Consultant at UCLH. His main areas of surgical and academic interest are soft tissue injuries of the hip, knee and shoulder and cartilage injury and regeneration. He is an honorary lecturer at UCL and module leader/tutor for the MSc in Sports Medicine, Exercise & Health.
Rahul is a sports orthopaedic consultant surgeon specialising in the treatment of sports injuries of the hip, knee and shoulder, often using minimally invasive or arthroscopic surgery. He was appointed as a Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedics at the University College Hospital, London in 2009. He also co-developed and is a module leader for the MSc in Sports Medicine, Exercise & Health at University College London.
Having qualified from The Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in 1998, he trained in surgery at various London teaching hospitals before undertaking a formal two-year research period culminating in a higher degree from the University of London. His specialist orthopaedic training was on the Middlesex/University College Hospital, London rotation.
He then undertook subspecialist fellowship training in reconstructive arthroscopy and sports orthopaedic surgery 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 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA and the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, USA.