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Branavan Rudran


DPhil Candidate - Girdlestone scholar

Improving outcomes in hip and knee replacements

  • DPhil Candidate - Girdlestone Scholarship
  • ST5 Trauma and Orthopaedic registrar, North West Thames Rotation

Bran graduated from the University of London in 2016. After completing his foundation training in London, he completed a Masters in Science in Musculoskeletal sciences at St Catherine's College, Oxford. During his time at Oxford his research concentrated on simulation training in Orthopaedic surgery and understanding the benefits of patient specific instrumentation in knee surgery. He completed his initial surgical training as the North West Thames themed orthopaedic trainee and subsequently was selected onto the North West Thames Orthopaedic rotation in 2021.

Currently, Bran is reading for a DPhil in Musculoskeletal Sciences at St Peter's College, Oxford. He was awarded the prestigious Girdlestone scholarship for his degree from the University of Oxford, which is a full scholarship funded by the Girdlestone Orthopaedic Society. He is working under Professor Andrew Price and his team in the Price Research Group to look at improving the outcomes of knee replacements in younger patients. 

Away from Orthopaedics, Bran is a keen rugby player and has previously captained United Hospitals RFC and played rugby to a National League level. He is also actively involved in the Wings of Hope Charity, where he serves as an national ambassador for the charity.