Prof (Dr) Ujjwal K Debnath : Qualification
MS(Orth), FRCSGlasg, FRCS(Tr & Orth), DM(Orth) Univ of Nottingham, CCT - UK (Tr & Orth)
He started his career in Trauma & Orthopaedics Surgery as SHO in RamaKrishna Mission Seva Pratisthan, Kolkata in March 1989. He did his post graduate degree in Orthopaedics i.e. MS (Orth) from Jiwaji Medical College, Gwalior, India. Following completion in 1992, He returned to his mother city Kolkata to further work in Orthopaedics till 1995 along with Prof R N Mitra (1st Spine Surgeon in Kolkata). He published the 1st monograph on ’Scoliosis’ in India.
After completing the General Surgical training from Ireland in Jun 1998 he passed FRCS (Gen Surg) from Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow. He returned to UK and started his career in T&O at Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport. Subsequently, he was appointed in the University Hospital, Nottingham in the Spinal Unit.
In 2000, he joined in the Trauma & Orthopaedics department at University Hospital, Nottingham as Clinical Research Fellow. He did experimental Research “In vivo Performance of a novel polymer (Poly-ε-Caprolactone) composite material” at Nottingham University. During this period he was doing clinical research on a spinal problem i.e. “Lumbar Spondylolysis in young athletes”.
His clinical paper on “Lumbar Spondylolysis” received awards in 2002 in the UK and the paper was accepted for publication in Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (British). In 2002, he was appointed as Specialist Registrar in Trauma & Orthopaedics Surgery for training in the UK.
Research “Lumbar Spondylolysis” continued in Nottingham under the clinical guidance of Prof Ms B Scammell (1st Lady Professor in Orthopaedics in UK) and Prof Freeman who is nowadays has the chair in Adelaide. He went to Nottingham University hospital for one year of Spinal Surgical Fellowship with Dr J K Webb in 2007. During this period he was able to complete the thesis for the Doctorate on “Factors predicting the outcome following surgery in lumbar spondylolysis”.
He was awarded in Jul 2009 the FRCS (Trauma & Ortho) by the Intercollegiate board in UK following an examination.
Finally, the thesis was accepted for the award of the Doctorate in Medicine (Orthopaedics) from University of Nottingham on 10th Jul 2010. This is a rare honour for an Indian Orthopaedics Surgeon in the UK.