Professor Anan Shetty
Professor of Orthopaedics, Professor of Research, and Programme Director for the MCh in Surgery (Orthopaedics and Regenerative Medicine) at Canterbury Christ Church University and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
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Professor Shetty is a leading knee and limb reconstruction surgeon within the UK. He underwent his postgraduate training at Guys’, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine, London. Subsequently he did his Orthopaedic Fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the Orthopaedic Research Institute (ORI) San Francisco, USA.
His main interests include; stem cell research, cartilage transplant, application of computer navigation and robotics in minimally invasive surgery. Professor Shetty was the recipient of the prestigious Laing & Buisson's sixth annual Independent Healthcare Award in Surgical Innovation awarded in September 2011.
Professor Shetty is a consultant orthopaedic and knee surgeon at Spire Alexandra Hospital. He is a former lecturer at Kings’ College in London, where he taught and examined both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He is also involved with training the orthopaedic surgeons at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, London.
He is leading some of the world class research in knee surgery. His reputation as a knee surgeon and orthopaedic teacher attracts surgeons and patients from all over the world. He underwent postgraduate surgical training in the UK and completed his masters degree from the University of Liverpool.
Apart from his surgical innovations, Professor Shetty is the first surgeon to use robotics in arthroscopic knee surgery in the world and gel based cartilage repair surgery in the UK. Recently he has been developing some of the revolutionary surgical techniques for cartilage repair, Gel ACI (Autologous chondrocyte Implantation) with Professor Kim, Director of Cell Therapy, Catholic University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea.
Professor Shetty is the Founder and Director of the Kent Knee Unit based at the Spire Alexandra Hospital, and surgeon at the Kent Institute of Medicine and Surgery.