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Institute of Bioengineering

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Dr Manoj Ramachandran

Honorary Reader /
Institute of Bioengineering Director of Clinical Strategy

Department William Harvey Research Institute
 Queen Mary University of London

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Manoj Ramachandran is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in paediatric and young adult orthopaedics and trauma at Barts Health, based at The Royal London and Barts and The London Children's Hospitals. He is the Lead of Paediatric Orthopaedics, Clinical Informatics Officer (CIO) and the Director of Informatics and Innovation for Surgery. His clinical interests are in paediatric orthopaedics and trauma, especially of the lower limb, and the young adult hip and knee (including arthroscopy of the hip and knee, preservation and sports injuries).

He qualified from King's College School of Medicine in London with a double honours degree and proxime accessit to the University of London Gold Medal. After basic surgical training on the Oxford and Hammersmith rotations, he became Specialist Registrar on the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore rotation and then completed three fellowships in paediatric and young adult orthopaedics and trauma in Sydney, Australia, Los Angeles, California and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. He then started as a senior lecturer/honorary consultant at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore but moved in 2007 to the Royal London, St Bartholomew's and Barts and The London Children's Hospitals, seizing on the opportunity to join what has recently become Barts Health, the largest healthcare organisation in Europe.

Manoj has a strong academic (clinical and basic science) interest, having authored 16 educational text books (, published over 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals, presented at hundreds of national and international meetings and built international research collaborations globally. He is an Honorary Reader at the School of Engineering and Material Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London. He is also the Director of Musculoskeletal Translational Research at the Institute of Bioengineering at QMUL and his research interests include preservation of young joints by understanding and manipulating the molecular and biological mechanisms at play in early osteoarthritis. He is the chair of the UK Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Study Steering Group.

He has extensive experience with teaching at all levels from medical students to consultant colleagues locally, nationally and internationally, and runs and teaches on several clinical and basic science courses. He is interested in innovation in the digital health space and has been working on a number of projects, such as online education (e.g.

He lives in St Albans as the only man in his household surrounded by women (his wife Jo, daughters Isabel and Mia, and his cat Calisto and dog Molly!).


Ramachandran M, Achan P, Salter DM, Bader DL and Chowdhury TT (2011). Biomechanical signals and the C-type natriuretic peptide counteract catabolic activities induced by IL-1? in chondrocyte/agarose constructs. Arthritis Research and Therapy  vol. 13, (5) 10.1186/ar3459

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