Developing Digital Surgical Training for all Economies
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Name Advait Gandhe
Nationality United Kingdom
Languages English
Skills Surgery, Education, Coding, Art
Registered 2021

Mr Advait Gandhe BSc MB BS FRCS(T&O).

My goal is to change the way we deliver surgical education.  I am a consultant at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, UK, specialising in Hip, Knee and Trauma Surgery. In 2010, I was nominated for Hospital Doctor of the Year.  I am also an entrepreneur, innovator and developer in the sphere of mobile technology and I combine my skills in these fields to achieve that goal.

I trained in London UK as a medical student and junior doctor.  I subsequently undertook my specialist training in orthopaedic surgery in Oxford, UK and was appointed orthopaedic consultant surgeon at Portsmouth Hospitals University Trust, UK. I co-led the hip fracture unit with my ortho-geriatric colleague which remained consistently in the top 5% of the country in terms of best practice and moved on to become the trauma clinical director for the Portsmouth Hospital trauma unit in 2018.  This was particularly challenging during the 2020 pandemic.

Shortly after being appointed consultant, I was awarded Wessex regional trainer of the year.  I am educational supervisor to many trainees in Portsmouth and have regular involvement in the regional training program.

I have been on the faculty for many national and international courses in Trauma, orthopaedics and advanced trauma Life support. Currently I am on the AO international and UK faculty.  I have recently been awarded senior lecturer at Portsmouth University, UK.

On the tech side, I founded Digital Surgery Ltd in 2011 which has become a globally successful company whose goal is to deliver high quality, accessible and innovative education for the surgical community. I conceived and produced our flagship app – 'Touch Surgery' which has engaged over 2.5 million members and led to the successful sale of the company to Medtronic LTD in 2020.

I am the CEO and Founder of AMODISC Ltd which is a software company that develops medical training software and animations, facilitating trainers to deliver their craft. We are developing a suite of applications to help multiple specialties using multiple modalities. I am the Chairman and co-founder of Limbic Health Ltd which is a  research driven software company that develops healthcare solutions for clinicians using novel technologies including AI and Image recognition.

Much of what I do and teach involves a large degree of creativity and publication.  I developed my skills further and in 2020, and I successfully passed an on-line diploma in Graphic Design.

Education History[edit | edit source]

Bachelor of Science (1992-1993): Honours in Radiological Sciences, London University

University (1990 -1996): United Medical & Dental Schools of Guys and St Thomas' , London University (UMDS).

Medical Education delivery (1998): I taught Physiology and Anatomy to medical students at UMDS, London

Medical Training (1996 - 1998): St Thomas Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, High Wycombe Hospital

Surgical Training (1998 - 2002): St George's Hospital London

Orthopaedic Training (2002 - 2009): Oxford Regional Programme, UK

Fellowship Training (2007 - 2009): Portsmouth Hospital, UK & Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading UK

QUALIFICATIONS[edit | edit source]

2008 Certificate of Completion of Training      

2006 FRCS (Tr & Orth)

2000 MRCS (England)

1996 MB BS (London)

1993 BSc (Hons) Radiological  Sciences - FIRST CLASS distinction

 2020 Diploma in Graphic Design

AWARDS                                                                                                      [edit | edit source]


2011 Trainer of the year, Wessex

2007 2nd Prize – Oxford SpR Presentations Day

1997 House Officer's Case Presentations Competition WINNER

1993 Smith & Nephew Research Fund

1990 Physics International Olympiad BRONZE MEDAL

Research Bibliography[edit | edit source]

DS Edwards, AJ Langdown, AJ Gandhe - Simple, cheap and non-invasive intra-operative traction of the femur in amputees

Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2013; 95(3):

WKM Kieffer, CS Rennie, AJ Gandhe - Pre-operative albumin as a predictor of one-year mortality in patients with fractured neck of femur

Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2013; 95(1):

A Gandhe, R Handley - Ankle Fractures

Oxford Textbook of Orthopaedics & Trauma (Chapter)

G Shaw, A Gandhe, ML Grover - Portsmouth Trauma Database

Poster presentation, British Trauma Society 2010

A Gandhe, ML Grover - Head Size – Does it matter?

Current Orthopaedics, Vol 22, Issue 3, Pages 155-164, June 2008

A Gandhe HJ Clarke, ML Grover - The Accurate Placement of THRs: Cemented Vs Uncemented

Annals of Royal College of Surgeons (Abstract)

JE Owen, MC Watts, PT Myers, A Gandhe - 5.2 to 12.9 year results of meniscal repair using an arthroscopically assisted inside-out suture technique

JBJS Supplement Abstract, vol. 87(B), p151, 2005

A Gandhe, C Steinlechner, A Sakellariou, D Dempster - Epithelioid Sarcoma in the Hallux Mimicking Osteomyelitis

Foot and Ankle Surgery, vol. 9(1),  pp 65 – 66, 2003

A Gandhe, G Cunning, A Sharma - Spontaneous Necrosis within a Lactating Breast

The Breast, vol. 11(1), pp. 101-2, 2002

AJ Gandhe - Combined and 3D Rendered Multimodal Data for use in Cranial Base Surgery

Clinical Anatomy vol.12(4), p. 285, 1999

AJ Gandhe, DLG Hill, C Studholme, DJ Hawkes, CR Ruff, TCS Cox, MJ Gleeson, AJ Strong

Combined and 3D Rendered Multimodal Data for Planning Skull Base Surgery: A Prospective Evaluation

Neurosurgery, vol. 35, no. 3, pp.463-471, 1994

DLG Hill, DJ Hawkes, MJ Gleeson, TCS Cox, AJ Strong, WL Wong, CR

Ruff, DGT Thomas, A Sofat, JE Crossman, C Studholme, AJ Gandhe, SEM

Green, GP Robinson - Accurate Frameless Registration of MR and CT Images of the Head: Applications in Planning Surgery and Radiation Therapy

Radiology, vol. 191, pp.447-454, 1994

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