Leading the Way in Orthopaedic Excellence and Innovation

Dr. Kash Akhtar is an orthopaedic surgeon, educator, founder & podcaster. Kash brings expertise and innovation to the forefront of knee care and sports injuries.

Dr. Kash Akhtar is a distinguished Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in knee injuries and treatments. He graduated with a Distinction in Surgery from Imperial College and completed a subspecialty fellowship in knee surgery at Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, focusing on sports injuries, trauma, and joint replacement. Awarded the prestigious Winston Churchill Fellowship, he spent six months at international centres of orthopaedic excellence across the U.S., enhancing his expertise and knowledge.

Since 2014, Kash Akhtar has served as a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust, one of the U.K.’s busiest hospitals, known for handling complex tertiary referrals. His particular areas of expertise include sports injuries, arthroscopic knee surgery, meniscal surgery/repair, cartilage injuries, knee ligament reconstruction, realignment surgery, and partial and total knee replacement.

Kash Akhtar’s philosophy centers on a patient-centred approach, prioritising non-surgical treatments whenever possible. He believes in using surgery as a last resort, ensuring all suitable non-operative methods have been tried first. This includes physiotherapy, activity modification, exercise prescription, orthotics, braces, medications, and guided injections. His approach ensures that each patient receives personalised care tailored to their specific needs and conditions.

Kash Akhtar is a dedicated educator, appointed as a Reader in Orthopaedic Surgery & Surgical Education at Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry, QMUL, where he directs the International Masters in Orthopaedic Trauma Science. Additionally, he is a Training Programme Director for the Royal London Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery and an Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Beyond his clinical and educational roles, Kash Akhtar is a visionary in the HealthTech space. As a co-founder of Orthohub, he leverages digital innovation to enhance medical education and patient care. He also hosts the award-winning ‘See One / Do One Podcast,’ where he engages healthcare leaders in discussions that bridge the gap between clinical practice and ongoing education.

Kash grew up in Buckinghamshire and enjoys football, NFL, tennis, cricket, and listening to jazz, classical, rap, and hip-hop music in his spare time.


Passionate about Education and Training

Deeply committed to sharing knowledge, making complex medical concepts accessible to all.

Making a Positive Difference in People’s Lives

At the heart of Kash’s work is a genuine desire to improve the well-being of every patient.

Treating People with Respect and Great Care

Empathy and understanding at the forefront of every interaction, offering personalised care.

Knee Surgeon

Leading Specialist in Knee Care and Sports Injuries

In his capacity as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in knee surgeries at Barts Health NHS Trust and Cleveland Clinic London, Dr. Kash Akhtar blends surgical precision with the latest innovations in medical practice. His approach to knee care is deeply patient-focused, ensuring that each individual receives a tailored treatment plan designed to optimise recovery and enhance quality of life.

Dr. Akhtar’s expertise extends to managing sports injuries, where his goal is not just to repair but also to restore and improve the athletic capabilities of his patients.

Startup Founder

Driving Healthcare Forward with Innovative Digital Solutions

As the visionary founder of Orthohub and Health.Space, Kash Akhtar has pioneered platforms that stand at the intersection of healthcare and digital innovation. These initiatives reflect his commitment to breaking down barriers in medical education, making learning resources more accessible to healthcare professionals worldwide.

Through these ventures, he aims to foster a community where knowledge is freely shared, supporting the continuous advancement of healthcare practices and patient care.


Sharing Knowledge, One Episode at a Time

Through the ‘See One / Do One Podcast’, Kash offers an engaging medium for sharing insights, trends, and breakthroughs in the field of orthopaedics. This platform not only showcases his depth of knowledge and passion for education but also serves as a bridge connecting a global audience of medical professionals, students, and enthusiasts.

Each episode is crafted to inspire, inform, and challenge traditional perspectives, encouraging a culture of continuous learning and curiosity within the medical community.


Empowering the Next Generation of Medical Professionals

In his role as an educator, Kash Akhtar embodies the spirit of mentorship and knowledge sharing. His commitment extends beyond the lecture theatre; he is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of medical professionals through innovative teaching methods, practical insights, and direct involvement in their professional development.

Whether as an associate professor or a clinical lecturer, Kash’s influence is profound, inspiring students and colleagues alike to pursue excellence in their practice and to remain lifelong learners in the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare.