Mr. Amit Vats | MBBS PhD FRCS (Tr & Orth)
I joined Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals N HS Foundation Trust as Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon in 2019. I specialise in knee joint preservation and lower limb joint replacement surgery, complex trauma and lower limb reconstruction.
I completed orthopaedic training in internationally acclaimed Major Trauma and Orthopaedic centre at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
With post FRCS fellowships under Mr. Mark Blyth and Mr. Angus Maclean, I strengthened sub-specialist skills in knee arthroplasty (primary and revision), corrective osteotomies, knee cap alignment and arthroscopic knee surgery, including cartilage repair and ligament reconstruction, as well as circular frame application for fracture management and limb deformity correction.
I am heavily involved in teaching orthopaedic trainees, and tutors knee modules on the University of Edinburgh’s MCh Orthopaedics course. His PhD research at Imperial College was focused on making surgery safer for NHS patients.
I piloted WHO surgical checklist in UK and modified the checklist for the NHS. This checklist has since been mandated for use in all surgeries in UK.
I continues to develop programmes to integrate research and patient safety interventions into everyday practice to improve patient care pathways.
I have been awarded a PhD from Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology at Imperial College, London, UK. My PhD research focused on Teamwork and patient safety in operating theatres with special interest in Team training and checklists in operating theatres to enhance patient safety. As a part of my PhD research, I conducted the World Health Organisation's (Safe surgery saves lives) surgical checklist project in UK for which Imperial Healthcare NHS was one of the international pilot study sites. I modified the WHO checklist for the NHS and this checklist is now in use in all NHS and private UK hospitals.
Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
St Peter's Hospital
Guildford St, Lyne, Chertsey KT16 0PZ
BMI The Runnymede Hospital
Guildford St, Ottershaw, Lyne, Chertsey KT16 0RQ
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