AO Trauma Fellowship 2023

Published on 4 April 2023

Dundee graduate has been selected for a fellowship programme

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Dr Sidhant Goyal, an MCh (Orth) Dundee graduate from 2019-2020 has been selected for a six-week AO Trauma Fellowship Program with Dr Karl-Heinz Frosch at the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany in April 2023. He will study clinical and operative formation in osteosynthesis and its application in fracture treatment, as well as in other fields of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr Goyal is currently the Consultant Orthopaedic Knee & Sports Surgeon and Assistant Professor in Orthopaedics at MGM Medical College & Hospital, Aurangabad, India.

His research topic when studying for his MCh (Orth) degree at the University of Dundee was investigating the outcome analysis and revision rates in patients with meniscal repair in NHS Tayside. His research study was supervised by Mr Stephen Dalgleish and Mr David Nicoll, both Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturers at the University of Dundee and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons at NHS Tayside.

The AO Trauma Fellowship Program offers a unique educational experience to the most promising young surgeons in the entire field of orthopaedic surgery. With this program, AO Trauma provides a gateway to a worldwide network and fosters cross-pollination and networking opportunities across the global community.

Fellows have the opportunity to learn from leading AO Trauma experts in carefully selected and renowned Centres, covering the entire scope of orthopaedic surgical procedures performed around the world.

Dr Goyal was also previously selected for a six-month Knee Arthroscopy & Arthroplasty Fellowship at the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi in 2021.

Dr Goyal commented:

“It is indeed a once-in-lifetime opportunity for surgeons to be trained by the masters from AO Trauma. I am glad that my experience and learning from MCh (Orth) Dundee programme inculcated the research aptitude which helped me gain the fellowship. I am sure this opportunity will improve my surgical skills with better management of complicated trauma patients.”

Professor Arpit Jariwala, MCh (Orth) Dundee Programme Director, added:

“It is so gratifying to see our MCh (Orth) Dundee Alumni progressing in their careers and continuing and upskilling their specialist orthopaedic training. The AO Trauma Fellowship, which Dr Goyal has been selected for, is a brilliant opportunity for him to learn new skills and techniques in Trauma Surgery which he can take into his practice in India and provide better outcomes for his patients. The Dundee MCh (Orth) team wish him all the best for a new exciting and educative trip to Germany in April.”

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