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Professor Vikram Devaraj

Associate Professor & Clinical Lead for Anatomy

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 +44 (0) 1392 724714

 

Overview

 “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.

 

 

Qualifications

 

                                    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     

Career

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

 

PCMD 

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   

                                                            

 

            

 

Links

Research

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Chumbley SD, Devaraj VS, Mattick K (2021). An Approach to Economic Evaluation in Undergraduate Anatomy Education. Anat Sci Educ, 14(2), 171-183. Abstract.  Author URL.
Chan W-Y, Moonesamy V, Devaraj V (2016). The mermaid procedure for a complex hand anomaly. J Hand Surg Eur Vol, 41(3), 347-348. Author URL.
Chan WY, Moonesamy V, Devaraj VS (2014). Osteoarthritis after cold injuries. European Journal of Plastic Surgery, 37(9), 509-512. Abstract.
Ahmad Z, Devaraj VS, Conn DA (2011). Finding the lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh. JOURNAL OF PLASTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHETIC SURGERY, 64(9), 1254-1255. Author URL.
Stevinson C, Devaraj V, Fountain-Barber A, Hawkins S, Ernst E (2010). Homoeopathic arnica for postoperative complications: randomised placebo-controlled trial. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 7(1), 110-110.
Dickson JK, Mills C, Devaraj V (2010). Surgical tip: Simple technique for harvesting split thickness skin grafts from degloved skin. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg, 63(2). Author URL.
Gilleard O, Silver D, Ahmad Z, Devaraj VS (2010). The accuracy of ultrasound in evaluating closed flexor tendon ruptures. European Journal of Plastic Surgery, 33(2), 71-74.
Baden JM, Conn D, Devaraj V (2010). Use of short-acting local anesthetics in hand surgery patients. J Hand Surg Am, 35(5), 863-864. Author URL.
AHMAD Z, DEVARAJ VS, JENKINS JPR, SILVER DAT (2009). Penetrating injury from laminated glass — a trap for the unwary. British Journal of Radiology, 82(978), e114-e116.
Gilleard O, Stone C, Devaraj V (2009). Synovial sarcoma within the carpal tunnel of a child: sentinel lymph node biopsy and microvascular reconstruction. J Hand Surg Eur Vol, 34(3), 405-406. Author URL.
Varey AHR, Hughes JMF, Devaraj VS (2009). Use of the A3 pulley as an interposition flap to cover periosteal defects. Journal of Hand Surgery: European Volume, 34(4), 542-543.
O'Neill JK, Devaraj V, Silver DAT, Sarsfield P, Stone CA (2007). Extranodal lymphomas presenting as soft tissue sarcomas to a sarcoma service over a two-year period. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg, 60(6), 646-654. Abstract.  Author URL.
O'Neill JK, Stone CA, Sarsfield P, Smith M, Smithson SF, Silver D, Devaraj VS (2005). An Association of Multiple Well Differentiated Liposarcomas, Lipomatous Tissue and Hereditary Retinoblastoma. Sarcoma, 9(3-4), 151-156.
Awasthi R, O'Neill JK, Keen CE, Sarsfield PTL, Devaraj VS, Stone CA, Smith MEF (2005). Biphasic solitary fibrous tumour: a report of two cases with epithelioid features. Virchows Archiv, 448(3), 306-310.
O'Neill JK, Barrett JA, Cobley T, Devaraj V, Silver DAT (2005). Neurotized free muscle flaps can produce MRI changes mimicking tumour recurrence. Sarcoma, 9(3-4), 133-136. Abstract.
Stevinson C, Devaraj VS, Fountain-Barber A, Hawkins S, Ernst E (2003). Homeopathic Arnica for Prevention of Pain and Bruising: Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial in Hand Surgery. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 96(2), 60-65.
Stevinson C, Devaraj VS, Fountain-Barber A, Hawkins S, Ernst E (2003). Homeopathic arnica for prevention of pain and bruising: randomized placebo-controlled trial in hand surgery. J R Soc Med, 96(2), 60-65. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Cobley TDD, Silver DAT, Devaraj VS (2003). Ultrasound-guided steroid injection for osteoarthritis of the trapeziometacarpal joint of the thumb. European Journal of Plastic Surgery, 26(1), 47-49.
Devaraj VS (2002). Fundamental techniques of plastic surgery and their surgical applications, tenth edition +221; ill. Price £49.95Alan D.McGregorIan A.McGregor2000Harcourt Publishers Limited0-443-06372-9xii. Journal of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, 55(2).
Soldin MG, Smith MJ, Grob M, Devaraj VS (2001). Compression of the motor branch of the median nerve by the superficial palmar branch of the radial artery. European Journal of Plastic Surgery, 24(2), 96-97.
Smith SP, Devaraj VS, Bunker TD (2001). The association between frozen shoulder and Dupuytren’s disease. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 10(2), 149-151. Abstract.
Devaraj VS (2000). Decision-making in reconstructive surgery: upper extremity +240; ill. Price DM 349.00, £134.00,$199.00G.GermannR.ShermanL.S.Levin2000Springer VerlagNew York, USA3-540-64077-0xv. Journal of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, 53(7).
Stone CA, Wright H, Devaraj VS, Clarke T, Powell R (2000). Healing at skin graft donor sites dressed with chitosan. Journal of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, 53(7), 601-606.
Devaraj VS (2000). Mononeuropathies: Examination, diagnosis and treatment + 243; ill. Price £35.00A.StaalJ.van GijnF.Spaans1999WB Saunders0-7020-1779-5ix. Journal of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, 53(6).
Stone CA, Palmer JH, Saxby PJ, Devaraj VS (1999). Reducing non-attendance at outpatient clinics. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 92(3), 114-118.
Oliver DW, Halim AS, Devaraj VS (1999). Suture repair of nail bed lacerations – macro or micro: does it really matter?. European Journal of Plastic Surgery, 22(2-3), 142-143.
Fahmy FS, Evans DM, Devaraj VS (1998). Microdrilling of digital calcinosis. European Journal of Plastic Surgery, 21(7), 378-380.
Halim AS, Stone CA, Devaraj VS (1998). The Hyphecan cap: a biological fingertip dressing. Injury, 29(4), 261-263.

Publications by year


2021

Chumbley SD, Devaraj VS, Mattick K (2021). An Approach to Economic Evaluation in Undergraduate Anatomy Education. Anat Sci Educ, 14(2), 171-183. Abstract.  Author URL.

2016

Chan W-Y, Moonesamy V, Devaraj V (2016). The mermaid procedure for a complex hand anomaly. J Hand Surg Eur Vol, 41(3), 347-348. Author URL.

2014

Chan WY, Moonesamy V, Devaraj VS (2014). Osteoarthritis after cold injuries. European Journal of Plastic Surgery, 37(9), 509-512. Abstract.

2011

Ahmad Z, Devaraj VS, Conn DA (2011). Finding the lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh. JOURNAL OF PLASTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHETIC SURGERY, 64(9), 1254-1255. Author URL.

2010

Stevinson C, Devaraj V, Fountain-Barber A, Hawkins S, Ernst E (2010). Homoeopathic arnica for postoperative complications: randomised placebo-controlled trial. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 7(1), 110-110.
Dickson JK, Mills C, Devaraj V (2010). Surgical tip: Simple technique for harvesting split thickness skin grafts from degloved skin. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg, 63(2). Author URL.
Gilleard O, Silver D, Ahmad Z, Devaraj VS (2010). The accuracy of ultrasound in evaluating closed flexor tendon ruptures. European Journal of Plastic Surgery, 33(2), 71-74.
Baden JM, Conn D, Devaraj V (2010). Use of short-acting local anesthetics in hand surgery patients. J Hand Surg Am, 35(5), 863-864. Author URL.

2009

AHMAD Z, DEVARAJ VS, JENKINS JPR, SILVER DAT (2009). Penetrating injury from laminated glass — a trap for the unwary. British Journal of Radiology, 82(978), e114-e116.
Gilleard O, Stone C, Devaraj V (2009). Synovial sarcoma within the carpal tunnel of a child: sentinel lymph node biopsy and microvascular reconstruction. J Hand Surg Eur Vol, 34(3), 405-406. Author URL.
Varey AHR, Hughes JMF, Devaraj VS (2009). Use of the A3 pulley as an interposition flap to cover periosteal defects. Journal of Hand Surgery: European Volume, 34(4), 542-543.

2007

O'Neill JK, Devaraj V, Silver DAT, Sarsfield P, Stone CA (2007). Extranodal lymphomas presenting as soft tissue sarcomas to a sarcoma service over a two-year period. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg, 60(6), 646-654. Abstract.  Author URL.

2005

O'Neill JK, Stone CA, Sarsfield P, Smith M, Smithson SF, Silver D, Devaraj VS (2005). An Association of Multiple Well Differentiated Liposarcomas, Lipomatous Tissue and Hereditary Retinoblastoma. Sarcoma, 9(3-4), 151-156.
Awasthi R, O'Neill JK, Keen CE, Sarsfield PTL, Devaraj VS, Stone CA, Smith MEF (2005). Biphasic solitary fibrous tumour: a report of two cases with epithelioid features. Virchows Archiv, 448(3), 306-310.
O'Neill JK, Barrett JA, Cobley T, Devaraj V, Silver DAT (2005). Neurotized free muscle flaps can produce MRI changes mimicking tumour recurrence. Sarcoma, 9(3-4), 133-136. Abstract.

2003

Stevinson C, Devaraj VS, Fountain-Barber A, Hawkins S, Ernst E (2003). Homeopathic Arnica for Prevention of Pain and Bruising: Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial in Hand Surgery. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 96(2), 60-65.
Stevinson C, Devaraj VS, Fountain-Barber A, Hawkins S, Ernst E (2003). Homeopathic arnica for prevention of pain and bruising: randomized placebo-controlled trial in hand surgery. J R Soc Med, 96(2), 60-65. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Cobley TDD, Silver DAT, Devaraj VS (2003). Ultrasound-guided steroid injection for osteoarthritis of the trapeziometacarpal joint of the thumb. European Journal of Plastic Surgery, 26(1), 47-49.

2002

Devaraj VS (2002). Fundamental techniques of plastic surgery and their surgical applications, tenth edition +221; ill. Price £49.95Alan D.McGregorIan A.McGregor2000Harcourt Publishers Limited0-443-06372-9xii. Journal of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, 55(2).

2001

Soldin MG, Smith MJ, Grob M, Devaraj VS (2001). Compression of the motor branch of the median nerve by the superficial palmar branch of the radial artery. European Journal of Plastic Surgery, 24(2), 96-97.
Smith SP, Devaraj VS, Bunker TD (2001). The association between frozen shoulder and Dupuytren’s disease. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 10(2), 149-151. Abstract.

2000

Devaraj VS (2000). Decision-making in reconstructive surgery: upper extremity +240; ill. Price DM 349.00, £134.00,$199.00G.GermannR.ShermanL.S.Levin2000Springer VerlagNew York, USA3-540-64077-0xv. Journal of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, 53(7).
Stone CA, Wright H, Devaraj VS, Clarke T, Powell R (2000). Healing at skin graft donor sites dressed with chitosan. Journal of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, 53(7), 601-606.
Devaraj VS (2000). Mononeuropathies: Examination, diagnosis and treatment + 243; ill. Price £35.00A.StaalJ.van GijnF.Spaans1999WB Saunders0-7020-1779-5ix. Journal of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, 53(6).

1999

Stone CA, Palmer JH, Saxby PJ, Devaraj VS (1999). Reducing non-attendance at outpatient clinics. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 92(3), 114-118.
Oliver DW, Halim AS, Devaraj VS (1999). Suture repair of nail bed lacerations – macro or micro: does it really matter?. European Journal of Plastic Surgery, 22(2-3), 142-143.

1998

Fahmy FS, Evans DM, Devaraj VS (1998). Microdrilling of digital calcinosis. European Journal of Plastic Surgery, 21(7), 378-380.
Halim AS, Stone CA, Devaraj VS (1998). The Hyphecan cap: a biological fingertip dressing. Injury, 29(4), 261-263.

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