Pranai Buddhdev is a London-based, Internationally fellowship-trained and recognised specialist in paediatric orthopaedic surgery and young adult hip preservation.
Graduating from Royal Free & University College Medical School in 2008, he maximised his exposure to paediatric orthopaedics throughout his career as a SE London higher-surgical trainee, gaining experience in the multiple sub-specialties including neuromuscular, trauma, foot & ankle, sports knee and hip preservation surgery.
Mr Buddhdev completed the Paediatric Orthopaedic & Young Adult Hip fellowship at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore and an international Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship at the world-renowned Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. He was awarded the International Hip Preservation Society Travelling Fellowship in 2019, allowing him to fine-tune his specialist hip preservation and arthroscopy skills at key institutions including Inselpital in Bern, Switzerland, The Steadman Sports Clinic in Vail and Boston Children’s Hospital (Harvard).
His aptitude for research and management has been widely acknowledged; having published numerous paediatric orthopaedic papers in peer-reviewed publications, awarded both national and international prizes and completing an MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering (Cardiff University) with a project focused on gait analysis in cerebral palsy. As a BOA Clinical Leadership Fellow (2018) he spearheaded multiple clinical improvement projects, demonstrating his commitment to improving patient safety, efficiency and satisfaction. He continues to be actively involved in research and leadership roles, with a large focus on improving outcomes of traumatic injuries and paediatric and adolescent hip conditions.
Mr Buddhdev plays a strong role in education, leading orthopaedic teaching for medical students at Anglia-Ruskin University and as faculty on numerous regional, national and international surgical courses for orthopaedic trainees and surgeons. As a podcast host of #ThePaedipodsCast & #TheCoronaCast he has created an educational community online that disseminates educational content over a novel platform.
Mr Buddhdev is dedicated to providing outstanding care for his patients, and forming a therapeutic alliance with his patients and carers, which he feels is crucial to successful outcomes. He prides himself on his bedside manner and communication skills, availability to patients and parents, and his caring attitude, and is regularly complimented on the time he takes to explain diagnoses and management of conditions.