Biography

Vikram S. Devaraj MB ChB, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Plast)

Mr Devaraj has specialised in plastic and reconstructive surgery since 1988. 

After graduating from the University of Leeds in 1982, Mr Devaraj's early surgical training took place in Leeds, London, Bristol and Oxford. He also worked at specialist centres in Boston, New York and Taipei. In 1993 he gained the Specialist Fellowship in Plastic Surgery FRCS (Plast).

Mr Devaraj was appointed Consultant in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust hospital in 1995. He has also maintained a private medical practice since then. Mr Devaraj was lead clinician for the plastic surgery department between 2004 and 2007, and currently heads the sarcoma (soft-tissue cancer) service. His specialist areas of work include hand surgery, cosmetic breast surgery and skin cancer.

2012 marks Mr Devaraj's 30th year in the NHS.

Mr Devaraj has full registration with the General Medical Council. He has completed 3 years on Council of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and is a former Council member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH).

He is actively involved in teaching and examining at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is a Senior Lecturer in clinical anatomy at the University of Exeter Medical School,  an Academic Tutor and Honorary University Fellow of the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry. Since 2004, he has been an examiner for the FRCS (Plast), the exit examination for all plastic surgeons in the UK. He also examines for the UK Diploma in Hand Surgery. Additionally, Mr Devaraj has a medico-legal practice, undertaking both claimant and defendant work in personal injury and clinical negligence.

Mr Devaraj is involved with three Devon-based medical charities: Interface Uganda, Make Me Smile and the Castellan African Trust. Since 2001, he has undertaken voluntary work in Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, the Gambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, treating patients needing reconstructive surgery.

Mr Devaraj is married with two children. His hobbies include cycling, running, walking on Dartmoor, Wing Chun and trying to train his dog, an Italian Spinone called Dora.