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Kelechi Eseonu

MSc Taught Programme

Senior Clinical Fellow in Spinal Surgery and Trauma

Kelechi is currently a clinical fellow in Spinal Surgery and Trauma at St Michaels Hospital, Toronto, having previously completed a one-year fellowship in Spinal Surgery at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in 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 has previously been a Vice Chair of the British Medical Association (BMA) regional Junior doctors committee. He currently sits 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.