At The Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital, we are proud of our multi-disciplinary team of highly skilled professionals. Our excellent staff have the most up-to-date training and are familiar with the most recent technology and methodologies within their area. We all work together to help our patients through recovery, providing the best possible care.
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Responsible for clinical governance and the safety and quality of medical practise at the RBH, after having spent 28 years at the NSIC.
I qualified from the Faculty of Medicine at Aleppo University in 1973. The early part of my career was spent in Syria at “Al-Razi” General Hospital where I rose to Chief Resident. I moved to England and began my neurosurgical training at the Department of Neurosurgery at Radcliffe Infirmary Oxford. I became an Honorary Research Fellow in 1985. I was admitted to the degree of Master of Science at the University of Oxford in January 1988.
In 1986 I joined The National Spinal Injuries Centre, at Stoke Mandeville Hospital to train in Spinal Injuries and Rehabilitation. I have spent 28 years at the NSIC rising through the ranks. In addition, I have held various teaching roles and lectured on numerous aspects of neurosurgery and rehabilitation. I have produced dozens of research papers in areas of special interest, sharing valuable insights with my peers.
MD; MSc (Oxon)
Special clinical and research interest in neuromodulation, neuropathic pain spasticity control, amongst others
MRCS, DMS, MSc
I am a Consultant Surgeon in Spinal Cord Injuries at The National Spinal Injuries Centre Stoke Mandeville Hospital
I am a Consultant Surgeon in Spinal Cord Injuries at The National Spinal Injuries Centre Stoke Mandeville Hospital, a visiting tutor to Nicosia General Hospital Paraplegic Centre in Cyprus and a visiting tutor to Ibn Al-Quff Spinal Injuries Centre in Baghdad, Iraq. I also have many private patients in the Middle East
MBChB (1982), DGS (1990), FRCS Glasg (1992), FRCS Eng (1993), CCST Rehab Med (1998) , LLM Medical Law (2011)
I have undertaken teaching, audit and research, mainly in spinal cord injury. I have authored or co-authored over 100 articles.
My pre-specialist medical training in medicine and surgery was in Oxford, Cambridge and London. I have been looking after spinal cord injured persons since 1980. For three years I was in the Mersey Regional Spinal Cord Injury Centre in Southport. In 1985 I was accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England as a Specialist in Surgery in General and in the Specialty of Spinal Cord Injury. From 1985 until July 2011 I was Consultant Surgeon in Spinal Cord Injury in the National Spinal Injuries Centre Stoke Mandeville.
I have undertaken teaching, audit and research, mainly in spinal cord injury. I have authored or co-authored in excess of 100 articles of various types, mainly in spinal cord injury. I was Chairman of the British Association of Spinal Injury Specialists for two years in 2009 and 2010. I have undertaken various roles for the International Medical Society of Paraplegia, including Honorary Treasurer for eight years. I was elected Fellow in 1998.
BM, BCH, MA (OXON) FRCS, FRCP (LOND. & EDIN)
Winner of the NHS Innovations healthcare technology regional award. Patentee of several healthcare technology inventions
1993-1999: Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Rehab Medicine – Imperial College School of Medicine
1999-2011: Consultant in Rehab Medicine – Aylesbury, Bucks (NHS retired).
2012: Locum Consultant (see above)
1992: Chair of Trustees of Motivation Charitable Trust since its inception.
1983: Founder of ASPIRE Charitable Trust and Trustee (1988-1998)
1995-1997: Member of Prince of Wales Advisory Group on Disability and The Prince’s Health Council
2002-: Hon. Chair in Rehabilitation Science at Buckinghamshire New University.
2002-2011: Education Adviser and grant review panelist to Multiple Sclerosis Society of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2007-2011: Member of various grant review and programme monitoring panels for the National Institute for Health Research e.g. Healthcare Technology Cooperatives (HTC) and Invention for Innovation (i4i) Medical research publications in: spinal cord injuries and syringomyelia, multiple sclerosis, spasticity treatments, treatment for sialorrhoea, neuro-urology and intravesical treatments, neurogenic bowel disorders and medical education in rehabilitation medicine.
2005 NHS Innovations healthcare technology regional award winner and national finalist. Patentee of several healthcare technology inventions
2012-: Medical director UroPharma Ltd.
MA, FRCS Ed and FRCS Ed Orth
I take special interest in Amputee rehabilitation, joint injections and spasticity management, as well as stroke rehabilitation.
Special Interest in Amputee rehab/joint injections, spasticity management (botulinum toxin) in patients with stroke, multiple sclerosis, head injury, spinal cord injury, chronic fatigue syndrome (ME). Stroke rehabilitation.
MBBS, DGM (RCP), European Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, FRCP
The challenges of dealing with spinal cord injury patients sparked an interest in the field when I was a junior doctor.
I carried out my initial medical training at the University of Algiers, and started my journey in surgery at Jordan University Hospital in Amman. I then took on a senior house officer post at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in the UK.I obtained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) and later was also awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP Lon).
The challenges of dealing with spinal cord injury patients sparked an interest in the field when I was a junior doctor. I completed my training in spinal injuries and rehabilitation medicine in both Oxford and North Thames London deaneries.
At the National Spinal Injuries Centre, Stoke Mandeville I worked alongside a variety of health care professionals to develop and now lead a multidisciplinary team pain service. Furthermore, noticing that patients with Cauda Equina syndrome often are left with fragmented care, I established a Cauda Equina syndrome service. I am the leading clinician in the management of neurogenic bowel and have recently developed a special interest in paediatric and adolescent spinal cord injury.
In view of my role as the clinical tutor in spinal injuries as well as the educational and clinical supervisor, I have attended and obtained a number of qualifications in education and teaching. I am also a member of the Postgraduate Committee at the Buckinghamshire Health Care Trust and sit on the National Recruitment Panel for the specialty.
MD, FRCS, FRCP
Holistic, multidisciplinary and patient centred care are my core values for successful physical, psycho-social rehabilitation.
I studied medicine at the Government Medical College in Baroda, India and was awarded a postgraduate degree (Master of Surgery – MS) in Trauma and Orthopaedics in 1995. I worked as an Orthopaedic Consultant from 1995-2004 in India with special interest in trauma, bone infection and degenerative spine diseases. I then had the opportunity to work as an Orthopaedic Trainee at various centres in the UK, before he was awarded a National Training Number (NTN) in Rehabilitation Medicine from 2007 to 2011 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne. I worked as a Consultant in Neuro and Trauma Rehabilitation in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and then Stoke-on-Trent from 2011 to 2012, before joining as a Consultant at the Regional Spinal Cord Injuries Centre (London SCIC), Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, Stanmore in June 2012.
My routine work at London SCIC involves specialist rehabilitation of complex traumatic and non-traumatic spinal injuries in adult patients including Cauda Equina Syndrome, management of complex spasticity, neuropathic pain, musculoskeletal interventions in these patients (Botulinum Toxin injections, Intrathecal Baclofen drug delivery, nerve blocks, joint injections) and Osteoporosis management. I have also successfully developed a regional specialist spinal rehabilitation service for Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression, at London SCIC. Holistic, multidisciplinary and patient centred care are my core values for successful physical, psycho-social and vocational rehabilitation following, complex long term neurological conditions and polytrauma.
Mr Desai has presented his academic and research work at various National and International Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic conferences.
MBBS, MS (Tr & Ortho), MRCS
I have worked in the field of rehabilitation medicine since 1982.
I trained and worked in France (Bordeaux and Paris), and the UK (Stoke Mandeville, Stanmore and Salisbury). I worked for five years in rehabilitation and spinal injuries, with the International Red Cross Movement (Pakistan and Romania). In 2009, I retired from working as an NHS Consultant at the Salisbury Spinal Centre.
I worked as a Consultant (mainly brain injuries and spinal cord injuries) in a private Neuro-Rehabilitation hospital from 2009-2013. I became Director of Rehabilitation in an outpatient setting (2013-2015).
In January 2015, I joined The Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital’s Consultant team. Research: Telemedicine in Neuro-rehabilitation. Charity: leading a Neuro-rehabilitation ‘Camp’ in Mauritius (November 2015)
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We are able to deal with possible complications that may arise from patient conditions and provide top-up rehabilitation on an on-going basis.
We have access to the latest technologies and a wide variety of rehabilitation locations, from our Therapy Department, to patients’ rooms, or even the patient’s home environment.