Professor Sudipta Purkayastha, of Imperial College, London and a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Medway Foundation Trust Hospital, BUPA Cromwell Hospital, Spire Alexandra Hospital etc, graduated from The Calcutta Medical College, India in 1969. During his undergraduate career he was the General Secretary of the Students’ Union. He was awarded merit scholarship and many prizes including a gold medal. He did his Master degree (MS) in general surgery from AIIMS, New Delhi, India.
Following his work as Specialist Surgeon (1975-79) in Iran, he came to UK and chose to train in Trauma and Orthopaedics. He obtained FRCS, MSc (Orth) (Lond), FRCS (Tr & Orth).
He has worked in general orthopaedic surgery for more than 32 years in UK mainly in south-east England and has a special interest in lower limb surgery particularly in foot and ankle problems. He wrote a thesis on fore foot arthroplasty and presented papers on this subject. He performs joint replacements (hips, knees, ankles, toes), corrects various deformities of foot and ankles with bony and soft tissue procedures. Through key hole surgery into joint spaces (knees, ankles, feet) and other spaces (tendon sheath) many conditions are treated by him. Professor Purkayastha also treats children orthopaedic problems.
Whilst working at Medway Foundation Trust Hospital, he uplifted the Orthopaedic Department as a Lead Clinician and established a reputed foot and ankle service. He has been awarded many clinical excellence awards, Mentor of the year (2007).
Professor Purkayastha takes a keen interest in teaching and training. As a visiting professor he teaches undergraduate students regularly an was recently awarded an Excellence Award in Teaching at Imperial College, London. He was a member of STC (Specialist Training Committee) at South East Region. Over the years, he has trained many orthopaedic surgeons who have established themselves as consultants. He has given lectures locally, nationally and internationally (USA, Canada, New Zealand, India, China, SE Asia etc).
He speaks many languages from the Indian subcontinent as well as Persian fluently. This particular skill is instrumental in aiding the comfort of many patients during their consultations.
- General Medical Council ~ fully registered. Number: 2210153
- Medical Defence Union ~ Membership Number 145316E.
- British Orthopaedic Association
- Indian Orthopaedic Association, UK
- The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons Glassgow