Professor Venu Kavarthapu is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in Lower Limb Orthopaedic Surgery. He trained in Orthopaedic Surgery from South-East Thames Orthopaedic Rotation. Further fellowship training was obtained in specialized MIS (minimally invasive) and computer navigation hip surgery under the tuition of Dr Lawrence Dorr at the Arthritis Institute, and Dr Joel Matta at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, USA; hip arthroplasty at Guy’s Hospital, London and foot & ankle surgery at Royal Surrey County and Frimley Park Hospitals, Surrey.
Prof. Kavarthapu was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at King’s College Hospital, London in 2006. He runs a regional young adult hip surgery service, including hip arthroscopy and minimally invasive hip replacement surgery. He also heads a nationally recognized multi-disciplinary complex foot surgery service that undertakes corrective surgery required for foot deformities caused by diabetes.
Prof. Kavarthapu lectures nationally and internationally in conferences particularly on diabetic foot surgery, trauma, hip arthroscopy, and primary and revision hip arthroplasty. He is actively involved in research and published several scientific articles in Trauma and Orthopaedics.
Prof. Kavarthapu’s other responsibilities include Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College London, Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, Orthopaedic Training Programme Director for SE London, Education Committee Member of British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and the President-Elect of Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeons.