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Profile of Hemant Pandit

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Mr Hemant Pandit MBBS (Bombay) MS (Orth) DNB (Orth) FRCS (Orth) DPhil (Oxford)

Orthopaedic Surgeon and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Oxford

Special interests: Current research involves identifying the best treatment for hip and knee arthritis and ways to improve treatment outcome. These studies include assessment of knee kinematics, unicompartmental knee replacements (UKRs), metal on metal hip resurfacings, outcome assessment and clinical trials of various interventions for OA.

Hemant Pandit specialises in hip and knee surgery and focuses his research on patient-based studies and biomechanics in this area. Hemant manages the OOEC (Group Head: Professor David Murray) on a day-to-day basis overseeing the research conducted by students, clinicians and visiting Fellows. Hemant is also a Co-Director of COSECSA (College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa) Oxford Orthopaedic Link (COOL).

Hemant’s current research involves identifying the aetiology and treatment for hip and knee arthritis and ways to improve outcome. His research includes biomechanical studies, assessment of knee kinematics, outcome after unicompartmental knee replacement (UKR), metal-on-metal hip resurfacings, and clinical trials of various interventions for osteoarthritis. His work on adverse reaction to metal debris (also known as pseudotumour3) after metal-on-metal hip resurfacing was instrumental in changing clinical practice. Mr Pandit has published in excess of 140 peer-reviewed articles and many more conference proceedings.

Hemant is also Co-Director with Professor Chris Lavy of COSECSA Oxford Orthopaedic Link (COOL), a multi-country programme in trauma and orthopaedics training and research in East, Central and Southern Africa. COSECSA fosters postgraduate education in surgery and provides surgical training throughout East, Central and Southern Africa. This project is funded through the Health Partnership Scheme, which is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and managed by the Tropical Health Education Trust (THET).

Hemant also has a number of other national and international collaborations, including: Dr Philip Bejon (Oxford, UK), Prof Michael Nevitt (San Francisco, USA), Prof Rajesh Malhotra (AIIMS, New Delhi, India) and Prof Kathryn Jacobsen (Virginia, USA).

Hemant enjoys teaching and has many active roles including Educational Supervisor, Deputy Director of the taught MSC course (MSc in Musculoskeletal Sciences) and as an examiner for the Universities of Oxford, Nottingham and COSECSA.