Mr Zulfiquar Rahimtoola's profile picture

Mr Zulfiquar Rahimtoola

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon



This Circle hospital consultant needs configuring on our website more fully. Please contact webupdates from a Circle email account with a full profile, including a list of treatments offered. {{model.LocationName}}

Make an online enquiry

Request a callback

Professional profile

Mr Rahimtoola completed his undergraduate studies in Medicine at the University of Bristol (UK) and Leiden (NL) and a Postgraduate Research Fellowship at Stanford University (USA) hereafter. He completed his Trauma and Orthopaedic surgical training at Leiden University (NL) and successfully defended a PhD in Rheumatoid Wrist Surgery during this period.

Mr Rahimtoola completed a further 3 years postgraduate International Hand Fellowship training in Barcelona, Paris, Wrightington and Pulvertaft Centres of Excellence. He was appointed Honorary Consultant at Leiden University and awarded an Honorary Fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons for his academic achievements in 2011. He is currently European Chair of the Instructional Course Committee of the British Hand Society.

Personal profile

Zulfi speaks 5 languages fluently (English, Dutch, French, Spanish and Urdu). He has returned to Britain and is settled down in Berkshire to support and further develop the Berkshire Hand Service. He plays jazz and blues guitar and enjoys travel, languages and open-water diving.

Current NHS or research position

Clinical Lead for Trauma and Orthopaedics and Consultant Hand Surgeon at the Royal Berkshire and Battle NHS Foundation trust.

Year of first medical qualification


Special clinical interests

Acute and chronic hand and wrist pathology and trauma
Total wrist and joint replacement surgery
Sports and industrial injuries
Medicolegal rapports

Research interests

Honorary Consultant supervision undergraduates/post-doctoral studies, Leiden University and the Technical University Delft, the Netherlands.
Instructional course director (Berkshire-Leiden international courses).

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies

British Hand Society (BSSH European chair for Instructional Courses)
Dutch Orthopedic Hand Society (NOV Co-Chair for undergraduate hand surgery curriculum)
Federation of the European Societies for Surgery of the Hand (FESSH)
Indian Hand Society (ISSH Faculty member)
ERASS (European Rheumatoid Surgery Society)
EWAS (European Wrist Arthroscopy Society)

Fast-track your treatment with Mr Zulfiquar Rahimtoola: just enter your details below and we’ll ring you to provide a quote and answer your questions

Fast-track your treatment: just enter your details below and we’ll ring you to provide a quote and answer your questions

Message sent sucessfully

Six reasons you should get your treatment at Circle {{location}} Hospital

Six reasons you should get your treatment at Circle Nottingham – the Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre

No waiting lists: our all-inclusive prices for private treatment let you start your treatment when you need it

State-of-the art hospital: a comfortable, modern hospital, equipped with the latest technology

State-of-the art hospital: more like a five-star hotel than a hospital

Rated “outstanding” for surgery by the Care Quality Commission

Great menus created by a Michelin-trained chef

One-stop clinics for many of our treatments: you can often have your diagnostic tests on the same day as your initial consultation

The ‘caring’ of our staff was defined as ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission

Trusted by elite sportsmen and women, including the GB Rowing Team

Stress-free welcome: our light and airy atrium provides a relaxing environment with free wifi.

Free 24-hour parking for family and friends – just one of the ways we try to make your stay as convenient as possible

Easy to get to: tram and buses stop outside and there’s ample parking

Nobody does it better: we aim to always give you the very best patient experience

Need physiotherapy? Our comprehensive physiotherapy department are here to help you with personalised rehabilitation plans

Why not call us right now and get the treatment you need quickly? Call us on 0118 922 688801761 422 222 for more information.

Just ask your GP to refer you to Circle Nottingham, or call us on 0115 970 5800 for more information.