Nadarajah, Ramesh - consultant spinal orthopaedic surgeon


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Tel: Lucy Whatson, spinal secretary, 020 7188 7188, ext 51603

Area of expertise: spinal orthopaedic surgery

  • Biography

    Mr Ramesh Nadarajah is an adult and paediatric spinal surgeon. He works at our hospital and also at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. He has an honorary contract at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen’s Square, for his adult transition care.

    Ramesh provides a dedicated tertiary spinal deformity service to patients from south east England and from other spinal units for patients with complex spinal disorders. The focus of his work is to improve the diagnosis, management and long-term outcome for patients with a spinal deformity at all ages. One area of particular interest is early onset scoliosis and the development of new techniques and instrumentation to grow the spine while controlling spinal deformity. At present, he is a principal investigator of a national prospective trial looking at the use of magnetic growing rods for use in children with scoliosis.

    Ramesh is also actively involved in training and teaching undergraduate students and postgraduate doctors and is a faculty member of several national spinal courses. He has published in a number of peer reviewed medical journals and has been an invited speaker in major national and international meetings and conferences.

  • Specialist interests

    Scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis, early onset scoliosis, spinal pain and deformity in osteogenesis imperfecta, spinal tumours.

  • Research interests

    Early onset scoliosis. Use of magnetic growing systems (national prospective trial). Spinal pain in osteogenesis imperfecta.

  • Education

    • Central London Spinal Fellowship (rotation between Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, Evelina Children’s Hospital and The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen’s Square).
    • Great Ormond Street Hospital Paediatric Spinal Fellowship.
    • International Group of Advancement in Spinal Surgery Fellowship (European Centres).
    • Spinal Oncology Fellowship (Kanazawa University Hospital).
    • Winner of the Roxburgh Prize.