He obtained his undergraduate medical degree from Guy's, King's and St Thomas' Medical School, a BSc. in Surgery and Anaesthesia, and an MSc. in Surgical Innovation. His research investigated the 3D morphology of femoroacetabular impingement, and the use of shearwave ultrasound elastrography in hip disease. Kartik was an Academic Foundation Doctor at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, at the University of Oxford, where he worked on developing an arthroscopic simulation programme for surgical training. He was then appointed as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Orthopaedics at Imperial College London, prior to undertaking a PhD.
- Clinical and functional outcomes after all-ceramic hip resurfacing
- Hip biomechanics and the role of the hip capsule before and after arthroplasty
- The measurement of implant migration after arthroplasty
- The implementation of 3D surgical planning, and virtual and augmented reality in orthopaedics
- Performance-shaping factors in hip arthroplasty
His PhD research was supported by a Royal College of Surgeons of England Fellowship, Johnson & Johnson, the Michael Uren Foundation and CW . It has received the Simulation and Innovation Award from the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA), the Andrew Sprowson Translational Research Award from the British Orthopaedic Research Society (BORS), and the Clinical Study Award from Computer Aided Orthopaedic Surgery International (CAOS). Kartik has been awarded highly coveted New Investigator Awards by the International Society of Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA) and BORS.
Kartik is a member of the Research and Innovation Reference Group at the Royal College of Surgeons (Eng.), and is a Primary Editor for the Bone and Joint Journal.
Kartik is an orthopaedic speciality trainee on the North West London training programme, a member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, and Team Doctor for the London Skolars Rugby League Club.
Kartik is an honorary lecturer in orthopaedics for undergraduate studies in Surgery & Anaesthesia and a Deputy Lead for the MSc. in Surgical Innovation. In 2019, he received the President's Award from Imperial College for his contributions to surgical education.
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