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Abtin Alvand

BSc, MBBS, DPhil, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery

Abtin graduated from the University of London (Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine). During this time, he also completed an Intercalated BSc in Physiology and was awarded the prize for best performance in final year clinical examinations. After completing basic surgical training on the prestigious Hammersmith surgical rotation and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (Stanmore), Abtin began his higher surgical training in trauma and orthopaedics on the Oxford programme in 2008. He took three years out of programme in 2010 to undertake a PhD (DPhil) as the NIHR Biomedical Research Unit Fellow at the University of Oxford. His DPhil, titled “Improving Surgical Learning and Performance at Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty”, was supervised by Professors Jonathan Rees, David Murray, and Richie Gill. Abtin took up his post as NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer at the University of Oxford in 2015.

 

Research focus

Peri-prosthetic Joint Infection (PJI)

PJI is a disastrous complication of joint replacements and is a significant burden to patients and healthcare providers. Abtin works alongside infectious disease physicians and arthroplasty surgeons at the renowned Oxford Bone Infection Unit, in addition to collaborating with Prof Javad Parvizi (Philadelphia, USA), to develop methods in improving the diagnosis and management of PJI.  

 

Surgical Education and Simulation-based Surgical Skill Training

Improvement of simulation-based surgical skill training methods is vital for patient safety and surgical training. Abtin works with Professors Jonathan Rees and Andrew Price on the development of simulation-based training methods for teaching and assessing surgical skills.  

 

Optimizing the Outcome of Unicompartmental Knee Replacement (UKR)

UKR is a commonly performed and technically challenging surgical procedure. Abtin works with Professors Andrew Price and David Murray to investigate methods of improving outcome in patients undergoing UKR surgery.

 

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