19 Harley St, London, W1G 9QJ, UK

Mr M Akmal – Consultant Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, Clinical Director

Qualifications

CCST (Orthopaedics & Trauma) – Aug 2004
(Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training)

FRCS (Orth & Tr) (London) – Feb 2003
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (Part 3)

MBBS (London) – June 1992
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

BSc Clin Sci (Hons) – June 1991

Grants and Prizes Awarded

GRANTS

Action Research Project Grant (March 2000) – £70,928
towards cartilage research

The Wishbone Trust (Feb 1999) – £15,136
towards cartilage research

The South East Medical Education & Research Fund – £5,000
(March 1998) towards Tissue Engineering Research

Commercial sponsorship from Genzyme Ltd – £1000
for cost of materials (2001). Tissue engineering research.

Commercial Sponsorship from Kelcon Ltd to support Research (2000)

I am currently preparing a grant application for £120,000 to EPSRC for Spinal
disc tissue engineering research

PRIZES

Lipmann Kessel Prize – 2000 (Winner)
(Charing Cross Hosp) – 1999 (Runner up)

Int’l Cartilage Repair Society Prize – 2000 (Winner)
(Charing Cross Hosp) – 1999 (Runner up)

(Best Poster)
(Gothenburg, Sweden)

Seddon Society Award – 1999 (Medal Winner)
(Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital)

Short Paper Prize (North Thames SpR) – 1999 (Runner up)
(St Marys Hospital)

Physiology Essay Prize – (1988)
(St Marys Medical School)

Professional Courses Attended

ENDOSCOPIC SPINAL SURGERY
(Bordeaux, France)
Oct 2005

THORACOSCOPIC SPINAL SURGERY  
(Aesculap- MURNAU, Germany)       
May 2005

SPINE DEGENERATIVE AND TRAUMA COURSE  
(AO-Synthes- DAVOS, Switzerland)      
Dec 2004

SPINE 2004 The 12th SPINAL SURGERY COURSE
(Hammersmith Hospital- London, UK)
Oct 2004

MEDICAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS  
(Hammersmith Hospital- London, UK)
Oct 2004

EXTERNAL FIXATION IN TRAUMA      –
(Orthofix – Verona, Italy)
May 2004

LUMBAR DISC REPLACEMENT SURGERY
(AO-Spine – Munich, Germany)
May 2004

SPINE 2003 The 11th SPINAL SURGERY COURSE  
(Hammersmith Hospital- London, UK)
Oct 2003

MICROSURGICAL SKILLS      
(Northwick Park Hospital)
July 2002

APPROACHES TO THE THORACIC AND LUMBAR SPINE    
(Royal College of Surgeons, London)     
April 2001

SURGERY FOR THE FOOT AND ANKLE      
(Royal National Ortho Hosp, London)    
May 1999

SOUTH EAST REGIONAL LOWER LIMB ARTHROPLASTY DAY   
(DePuy – Elstree, London)
May 1999

THE MANAGEMENT OF SPORTS INJURIES COURSE    
(Royal College of Surgeons, London)     
April 1999

FRACTURE MANAGEMENT       
(Leicester University)
Nov 1998

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING      
(City & Guilds – Stanmore College)
Aug 1997

EXTERNAL FIXATION SYSTEMS
(Royal College of Surgeons)
June 1997

A.C.L.S         
(Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course)
Dec 1996

A.T.L.S        
Completed 
(Advanced Trauma & Life Support Course)

IONISING RADIATION CERTIFICATION
June 1993

Membership of Professional Organisations

Associate member of St Marys Hospital, Imperial College.
Member of the British Orthopaedic Association
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Treasurer of the International Society for Fracture Repair
Amateur Boxing Association of England Approved Doctor
Member of the Seddon Society
Member of the British Medical Association
Member of the Medical Protection Society

Lectures & Talks

1) Spinebase – A solution for multicentre data collection and storage
Oxford Spinal Audit meeting Oct 2004

2) Spinal Metatastases
Oxford Tumour Board meeting Oct 2004

3) Spondylolysis  – A case presentation
Chondrosarcoma of the spine – A case presentation
AO Spine Masterclass, Nottingham meeting Sept 2004

4) Scoliosis – Aetiology and treatment
Oxford Specialist Registrars core curriculum meeting Sept 2004

5) The Flatback syndrome
Oxford Specialist Registrars clinical conference Jun 2004

6) Intervertebral Disc degeneration and tissue engineering
Oxford Scientific Meeting Apr 2004

7) Spinal Surgery in Cerebral palsy patients,
AO Spinal Forum, Royal Society of Medicine, Mar 2004

8) Intervertebral Disc degeneration, mechanisms and aetiology
Exeter scientific Meeting Oct 2003

9) Developing a Tissue Engineering program for articular Cartilage
Lecture given to American Academy of Orthopaedic Travelling Fellows visit at RNOH

10)  Biomechanics of the spine and considerations in spinal surgery
Annual lecture given to MSc Engineering students at Surrey University

11)  Tissue engineering articular cartilage.
Annual lecture given to BSc and MSc Orthopaedic science students at UCL

12)  Pelvic Injuries
Annual lecture on the plaster course at the RNOH

13)  Avascular Necrosis of the Hip – Recent advances
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital SPR meeting Feb 2001

14) Recent advances in Hallux Valgus Surgery
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital SPR meeting May 2001

15) Recent advances in imaging of articular cartilage
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital SPR meeting Aug 2001

16) Patellofemoral arthroplasty
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital SPR meeting Dec 2001

17) Orthopaedics.Com – An internet portal for Orthopaedic trainees
St Mary Hospital SPR meeting Dec 2000

Journal Publications

1) The Effects of Hyaluronic acid on articular chondrocytes
Akmal,M.; Singh,A.; Anand,A.; Kesani,A.; Aslam,N.; Goodship,A.; Bentley,G.
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2005 Aug;87(8):1143-9

2) The 9th Conference of the International Society for Fracture Repair. [Report]Akmal M, Hoang-Kim A, Moroni A.
Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 19(6):436-437, July 2005

3)  Segmental variation in the in vitro cell metabolism of nucleus pulposus cells
Isolated from a series of bovine Caudal intervertebral discs.
Wiseman MA, Birch HL, Akmal M, Goodship AE.
Spine. 2005 Mar 1;30(5):505-11.

4) Reliability of preoperative templating in total knee arthroplasty.
Aslam N, Lo S, Nagarajah K, Pasapula C, Akmal M.
Acta Orthop Belg. 2004 Dec;70(6):560-4.

5)  The effect of Nicotine on spinal disc cells – A cellular mechanism for backpain ?
Akmal M, Kesani A, Singh A, Wiseman M, Anand B,  Goodship A.
Spine. 2004 Mar 01:29(5);568-575

6  Functional Outcome in Trauma Patients with a Spinal Injury.
Akmal M, Trivedi R, Sutcliffe J.
Spine. 2003 Jan 15;28(2):180-5

7)  A prospective, randomised comparison of autologous chondrocyte implantation versus mosaicplasty for osteochondral defects in the knee.
Bentley G, Biant LC, Carrington RW, Akmal M, Williams AM, Skinner JA, Pringle J.
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2003 Mar;85(2):223-30.

8)  Associated Injuries in Trauma Patients with Spinal Injury.
Akmal M, Sohaib SA, Earlam R, Sutcliffe J.
J Bone Joint Surg [Br], 2001 Jun; Vol 83 Supp 2

9) The effects of methylprednisolone on articular chondrocytes.
Mannering N, Akmal M, Kesani A, Bentley G.
J Bone Joint Surg [Br], 2003; Vol 85 B: Supp 1

10)  Culture within a rotating wall vessel bioreactor enhances cartilage matrix
synthesis by bovine and human chondrocytes in alginate constructs.
Akmal M, Anand B, Wiseman M, Lee DA, Bader DL, Bentley G.
Accpete for Publication Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

 

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