Biography


Graduation - The University of Leeds (1982) 2022 will mark 40 years since Prof Devaraj qualified as a doctor.

Basic surgical training - The Guy's Hospital Surgical rotation

FRCS(Eng) Examination - 1987

Plastic Surgery training -1988 in Bristol then in West Yorkshire (registrar) and Oxford (senior registrar)

Specialist training - Derby, Windsor and overseas in the USA & Taiwan.

Specialist Fellowship examination in Plastic Surgery (FRCS Plast) - 1993. Entry to the Specialist Register

Appointed Consultant Plastic  and Reconstructive surgeon Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital in October 1994 age 35 started 1st January 1995

Clinical responsibility  -  Devon and Somerset with  regular NHS clinics at Royal Devon & Exeter and Musgrove Park Hospital Taunton.

Specialist NHS interest - Hand surgery (both adult and paediatric surgery), trauma and surgery for soft tissue sacromas  - tumours of the body including malignancy. Demitted from the NHS in 2017 after 35 years service to increase time as an educator for the next generations of doctors.

The University of Exeter Medical School - various roles since 2008 as specialty lead for plastic surgery, small group facilitator, academic tutor, professional development tutor, clinical lead for anatomy, Associate Professor. Currently also the lead for Fitness to Practice for all 5 years of the BMBS program and for the 4 year Masters degree at the Academy of Nursing. 

Private practice -  Plastic and Reconstructive surgery and all aspects of aesthetic surgery at Nuffield Health Exeter. 

Medicolegal practice  - since 1992 both plantiff defendant and clinical negligence cases.

Publications -  numerous papers in peer reviewed journals, engaged actively in research in clinical and academic practice.

Presentations - Over 40 presentations since 2000 at national and international meetings (invited faculty)

Chairing - numerous meetings of national societies in plastic surgery and hand surgery including the Advanced Courses

Overseas projects - lecturing and training nurses and doctors in the developing world, particularly Africa. 10 educational and surgical trips.

Ambition - to finally train his dog Dora the Italian Spinone now over 10 years old! 

Academic Record  Graduation  - The University of Leeds (1982)  Basic surgical training - The Guy's H