Mr. Venu Kavarthapu, FRCS, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, King’s College Hospital, London



  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - King’s College Hospital, London
  • Orthopaedic Lead King’s Diabetic Foot Unit
  • Training Programme Director Orthopaedics- South East London Region
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer- King’s College London
  • President 2013-2015- Indian Orthopaedic Society UK
  • Chairman- British Indian Clinical and Academic Partnership


Subspecialty Interest

Charcot Foot Reconstruction Service, a national specialist service.


Management Experience

  • Orthopaedic Service Lead for the King’s Diabetic Foot Clinic since 2006
  •  Established the tertiary referral service, referral pathways and training schemes
  • King’s College Hospital Orthopaedic Department Training and Education Lead since 2008 Deputy TPD and progressed to TPD for SE London Orthopaedics since 2012


Training and Education Lead

  • Established T&O departmental teaching programme at DH site that has been running since 2008
  • Established the Charcot Foot Reconstruction Meeting that is recognized internationally
  • Established the Charcot Foot Cadaver Lab training course
  • Established King’s FRCS (T&O) Revision Courses in 2007, which are recognized nationally We are currently running 6 courses per year
  • Secured STELI funding from London Deanery (£250,000) and established T&O high fidelity simulation training centre at KCH in 2013 that has been recognized nationally


 Medical Education 

  • 1993 MBBS, Guntur Medical College, University of Health Sciences
  • 1998 FRCS Edinburgh
  • 2004 FRCS (Tr&Orth) Intercollegiate Board


Orthopaedic Training

  • South-East Thames Specialist Registrar Rotation 1998-2005
  • Hip and Trauma Fellowship, Dr. Joel Matta, Los Angeles, USA
  • Foot & Ankle Fellowship, Royal Surrey County Hospital and Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey



  • Trainer of the Year Award- King’s College Hospital 2017
  • Orthopaedic Trainer of the Year Aware- British Orthopaedic Trainee Association SEL- 2017
  • Indian Orthopaedic Association – 
  • Honorary Fellowship for contribution to Indian Orthopaedics, 2016
  • Indian Orthopaedic Association – Eponymous Lecture on Diabetic Foot Surgery 2014
  • Indian Orthopaedic Rheumatology Association- 
  • Oration Lecture on Young Adult Hip Surgery 2013
  • Simulation Training Innovation Grant, London Deanery- 2013
  • Simulation Training Grant, London Deanery- 2012
  • South Thames Foundation Surgery- Best Trainer of the year 2010-2011 Award
  • Short Listed for the UK Hospital Services Journal Award 2010
  • UK Hospital Doctor National Award- 2007



  • British Orthopaedic Association: Home Fellow
  • British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society: Member
  • Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeons- Member 
  • Indian Orthopaedic Association: Honorary Fellow
  • British Hip Society: Member
  • International Society for Hip Arthroscopy- Member 
  • British Indian Orthopaedic Sociery: Life Member
  • Indian Arthroscopy Society: International Representative

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