Professor Vikram Devaraj
Associate Professor & Clinical Lead for Anatomy
+44 (0) 1392 724714
“There are more questions than answers and the more I find out the less I know” Johnny Nash (1972)
Having graduated from the University of Leeds in 1982, (Michael Jackson released Thriller and genetically engineered human insulin produced by bacteria was first sold), Vikram Devaraj entered surgical training obtaining FRCS and later, the specialist fellowship with entry onto the GMC Specialist Register, completing senior registrar training at the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford.
Vikram then moved to Exeter and worked at the Royal Devon & Exeter Foundation NHS Trust as Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic surgeon from 1995-2017. Clinical activity included surgery for congenital malformations, skeletal and soft tissue trauma, hand surgery, skin cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, degenerative disease and microsurgery. During this period Vikram had roles as lead clinician, audit lead, chaired at national and international meetings, examined at national level for the Intercollegiate Specialty Board examination in plastic surgery, the UK Diploma in hand surgery and was elected to Council of the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons and the British Society for Surgery of the Hand.
In 2013, Vikram received a national NHS Hero award from Sir David Nicholson, NHS Chief Executive recognizing clinical contribution and leadership and was awarded the MacLeod Post Graduate Prize in 2015 by the Provost, presented by the Chair of the General Medical Council.
Vikram maintains an Honorary NHS Contract and continues as an appraiser for the Trust.
Although involved with the Medical School in Exeter since 2004, in 2013 following the disaggregation of PCMD, Vikram was appointed to UEMS as a Senior Lecturer focusing on clinical education to teach applied human anatomy as clinical lead for the Anatomy Discipline Group.
The observation by Brookfield (1990) that “Teaching is the educational equivalent of white-water rafting”, resonates strongly with Vikram who has a consistent track record of engaged teaching across multiple years and academic disciplines.
The expansion of CM&H and new Academy of Nursing offer tremendous challenges and opportunities to further enhance the national and international reputation of the College and UoE.
Vikram is also the Responsible Person for Fitness to Practice for all years of BMBS at CMH.
Since 1995 Vikram has also had an independent medical practice at Exeter, continues as a member of the hospital Medical Advisory Committee and produces medico-legal reports on personal injury and medical negligence.
MB ChB University of Leeds 1982
FRCS (Eng) The Royal College of Surgeons 1987
FRCS(Plast) Intercollegiate Board 1991
PGCE (Clin Ed) University of Exeter 2017
Dip (Clin Ed) 2018
Previous academic appointments University of Exeter Medical School
Specialty lead for Plastic Surgery 2013 - 2017
Special Study Unit organizer and provider (Wound Healing) 2013 - 2017
Professional Development Group Tutor (Year 3) 2017 - 2018
Small Group Facilitator (Year 3) 2013 - 2014
Academic Tutor (Year 4) 2013 - 2014
Academic Tutor (Year 2) 2013 - 2016
Pathway provider Specialist Surgery (Year 5) 2013 - 2017
Specialty lead for Plastic Surgery 2004 - 2012
Special Study Unit organizer and provider (Wound Healing) 2004 - 2012
Small Group Facilitator 2011 - 2012
Academic Tutor (Year 4) 2011 - 2012
Pathway provider Specialist Surgery (Year 5) 2008 - 2012
Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer 2004 - 2012