Mr Kumar is currently serving as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with special interest in upper limb surgery with University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust based at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary since 2011.
After training at the Mersey Deanery and the Welsh Orthopaedic training scheme, Mr Kumar became a Trauma & Orthopaedic fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. He also gained a post CCT fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at the prestigious Shoulder and Elbow Unit at Northern General Hospital in Sheffield. This post proved to be an educational experience and gave him wide exposure to a variety of shoulder and elbow conditions. He has also worked at the upper limb unit at Wrightington Hospital during the final year of his training. His term as a research fellow in hip fractures at the University of Leicester has given him the experience to analyse research summaries and arrive at meaningful conclusions. He specialises in disorders and injuries of the shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist.
Over the years, Mr Kumar has published many peer-reviewed journals on topics related to Trauma and Orthopaedics. He is also a recognised trainer of junior doctors. As a Hon. Lecturer at Lancaster University, he is involved the teaching of medical students. He
also serves as an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh where he is also a member of the Faculty of Surgical training. Mr Kumar is a member of the AAC (Appointments Advisory committee) of the Royal College of Surgeons of England involved in the quality control towards the appointment of Orthopaedic consultants in various NHS Trusts in England and Wales.
More recently Mr Kumar has also been selected as a Regional Professional Advisor for the Northwest region by the Royal College of Surgeons of England and also as a member of the Specialty Board in Trauma & Orthopaedics, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He also has the experience as a performance assessor of doctors for the General Medical Council and as a clinical assessor for the Practitioner Performance Advice.
Since 2019, he was selected to be a member of the Medicolegal committee of the British Orthopaedic Association. Having completed an LLM in Medical Law and Ethics, he undertakes instructions from defendant and claimant solicitors for clinical negligence work. For further details on his Medicolegal service, please visit www.medicoegalorthopaedics.com
Education & Training
Upper Limb Fellow SpR – Wrightington Hospital, Appley Bridge, Wigan
Shoulder & Elbow Fellow Post CCT – Northern General Hospital, Sheffield
2011 - Present
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Upper Limb – Royal Lancaster Infirmary, UHMBT
Master of Law – LLM, Medical Law and Ethics – De Montfort University, Leicester