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Warwick Medical School Researcher and orthopaedic surgeon awarded prestigious Hunterian Professorship

Dr. Imran Ahmed has been recognised with the Hunterian Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons for his work at Warwick Medical School (WMS) on the treatment, experiences and outcomes of patients with a meniscal tear of the knee.

Named after the pioneering surgeon and scientist John Hunter and dating back over two centuries, the Hunterian Professorship is among the most highly-regarded annual awards in the field of surgery.

Dr Imran Ahmed, a Specialist Orthopaedic Registrar on the Warwick orthopaedic surgical training programme and former NIHR Doctoral research fellow at WMS, has been awarded his Professorship in recognition of his research into the existing pathways, expectations and outcomes in patients being treated with a meniscal tear of the knee. The research explored the current treatment pathways and the patient experiences and expectations of treatment. It also described how previous research may not be representative to the treatment of younger patients with a meniscal tear and the important role surgery may have in the treatment of these patients.

Dr Ahmed said:

“I am very proud and privileged to receive this prestigious award for the research I carried out during my PhD. It is a huge honour to be listed amongst the previous recipients of this award, some of which have made significant contributions to the field of surgery. This award reinforces the excellent work carried out at the University of Warwick and I would like to pay special thanks to my supervisors Charles Hutchinson, Nick Parsons, Sophie Staniszewska, Andrew Price and in particular Andrew Metcalfe who has supervised my academic career from my academic foundation years.”

Hunterian Professors are invited to give an annual Hunterian Lecture on their field of specialism and chosen research. Dr Ahmed will deliver his Hunterian lecture titled ‘The treatment, experiences and outcomes of patients with a meniscal tear of the knee. A series of studies to update the existing literature.’ at the British Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress 2024.


For more information please contact:
Kat Beauchamp I 07880175408

Wed 10 Jan 2024, 09:30 | Tags: WMS, surgery, Hunterian Professorship, Health and Medicine