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Kelechi Eseonu

MSc Taught Programme

Consultant Spinal Surgeon

Kelechi is currently a Consultant Spinal Surgeon at Imperial College NHS Trust having previously completed a combined Spinal Surgery and Trauma fellowship at St Michaels Hospital, Toronto and fellowships in complex Spinal Surgery at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London. 

Kelechi completed his primary medical qualification at the University of Edinburgh, with an intercalated BSc (Hons) in Genetics.

After completing foundation and core training at Imperial College NHS trust, Great Ormond Street and the Royal London Hospital, Kelechi started higher orthopaedic training on the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (Stanmore) rotation in 2013.

Kelechi undertook an Executive MSc in Health Economics, Management and Policy at the London School of Economics (LSE) where he developed an interest in the financial evaluation of health provision. He has also been awarded an MSc in Musculoskeletal sciences at the University of Oxford. He was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) and the Certificate of Completion of training (CCT) in 2019.

He has published a number of papers in Trauma and Orthopaedics and has presented his research both nationally and internationally. He was awarded an AO Spine Visiting Fellowship grant to Denver, Colorado, USA and has been awarded an IGASS travel award as well as being the recipient of the 2022 British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) Soli Lam Spinal Travelling Fellowship award. He is also co-author of Spinal Surgery Vivas for the FRCS.

He has a keen interest in medical education and politics. He is previous Vice Chair of the British Medical Association (BMA) regional Junior doctors committee. He has served on the National Council of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) Trainees Committee as well as the British Association of Spinal Surgery (BASS) trainee sub-committee.

He is a member of the AO Spine, BASS as well as the British Orthopaedic Association.