Biography

Vikram S. Devaraj MB ChB, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Plast)  PG Dip(Clin Ed) SFHEA

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 again for a period in 2017.  His specialist areas of work include hand surgery and reconstruction, cosmetic breast surgery and pathologies of the skin.

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 serves on the Nuffield Health Medical Advisory Committee appointed in 2014. 

 In 2004, he was appointed as an examiner for the FRCS (Plast), the exit examination for all plastic surgeons in the UK which he continued for 10 years. He also examined 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.

He is actively involved in teaching and examining at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is a Senior Lecturer in the College of Medicine & Health  at the University of Exeter and Clinical Lead of the Anatomy Discipline Group. He holds an Honorary NHS contract at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust  where he continues as an appraiser for senior clinicians.

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.