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Mr Zulfiquar Rahimtoola

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon



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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)