About KHP Academic Surgery

The King's Health Partners Academic Surgery unites the surgical community across King's Health Partners to encourage surgical excellence.

The King's Health Partners Academic Surgery will be located at the MedTech Hub and Surgical and Interventional Engineering (SIE) at St Thomas' Hospital. Our team brings together a wealth of experience in surgery, including:

Prokar DasguptaProf Prokar Dasgupta, King's Health Partners Professor of Surgery

Prof Dasgupta has worked within our partner organisations for more than 20 years. He leads the outstanding robotic surgery programme at King’s College London and fosters strong surgical innovation and research partnerships with NHS partners locally and globally. Read more about Prof Prokar Dasgupta's career.

Prof Bijan Modarai, Professor of Vascular Surgery

Prof Bijan ModaraiProf Bijan Modarai is the King's College London Chair in Vascular Surgery and a British Heart Foundation (BHF) Senior Clinical Research Fellow. He completed his Basic Surgical Training in London before being awarded a BHF Clinical PhD Studentship in 2002. He graduated with a PhD in Biochemistry in 2006 and completed his Higher Surgical Training as an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer at King's and as an Endovascular Fellow at The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. He was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Vascular Surgery at King's and Honorary Consultant Vascular Surgeon at GSTT in 2012, having secured a BHF Intermediate Clinical Research Fellowship.

Prof Ashkan Keyoumars, Professor of Neurosurgery

Professor Keyoumars AshkanProf Ashkan Keyoumars has a specialist interest in functional neurosurgery, image guided surgery and surgery for brain and spinal tumours. In addition to his clinical work, his is actively involved in research, especially in developing novel treatments for brain tumours and for Parkinson's disease. He is the deputy lead for neurosciences Research Advisory Group at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the President of the British Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Chairman of the Surgical Group of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, and Lead for the Genomics England programme for brain tumours.

Mr Joydeep Sinha, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Joydeep Sinha-3Mr Joydeep Sinha is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Honorary Senior Lecturer, King’s College London. He has a specialist interest in Shoulder and Elbow surgery, particularly in the areas of arthroscopic “keyhole” shoulder and elbow surgery, shoulder replacement, sports injuries and upper limb trauma. He is also a Joint Clinical Academic Group Leader within King’s Health Partners, and working to develop and expand the King's Health Partners Department of Academic Surgery.

Prof Janice Rymer, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Prof Janice RymerProf Janice Rymer is a consultant gynaecologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Professor of obstetrics and gynaecology and the Dean of Student Affairs at King’s College London. She trained in New Zealand and the UK. She has two areas of surgical focus. One is minimal access surgery, the other is endometriosis, a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb starts to grow in other places, such as the ovaries, and can spread into other organs.

A journey from surgeon to Chair of KHP

The video below features Prof Prokar Dasgupta chatting to The Rt. Hon Prof the Lord Ajay Kakkar PC, the Independent Chair of KHP. They discuss Lord Kakkar's reasons for becoming a surgeon, his move into politics, and how he once had eyes on Prof Dasgupta’s role.

Professor Prokar Dasgupta interviews The Rt. Hon Professor the Lord Ajay Kakkar PC - YouTube