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Professor Vikram Devaraj

Associate Professor & Clinical Lead for Anatomy


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 “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

                                    SFHEA                                                                                   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   








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