Mr Shahid Akhtar

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBCh, BSc Hons, MRCS (eng), PGCert (Msk), AICSM, FRCS (Tr & Orth), MBA


MBBCh (2007) Cardiff University
- University of Wales College of Medicine
BSc Hons (2005) Imperial College London
MRCS (2010) Royal College of Surgeons England
PGCert – Musculoskeletal Sciences (2013) Warwick University 
FRCS Tr & Orth (2017) Royal College of Surgeons England
MBA (2020) London School of Commerce 

Professional profile

Shahid is a Welsh-born Consultant Hip and Knee Surgeon at the Royal Gwent Hospital (Aneurin Bevan University Health Board).

He was educated in Cardiff throughout his life and completed his medical training at the University of Wales College of Medicine whilst also completing a further undergraduate degree at Imperial College where he developed and published software to create 3D cartilage wear maps from MRI scans of the knee. 

He undertook his basic surgical training in the South West, based in Taunton and Bristol and in 2011 progressed to specialist surgical training on the Prestigious All Wales Orthopaedic Rotation.  

Beyond this, between 2017-2018 he undertook specialist Lower limb reconstruction and Revision Arthroplasty fellowships at the world-renowned centres at Oswestry (The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital) and Oxford (The Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre).

At Oxford, he was instrumental in establishing a regional MDT meeting for complex revision and infection cases referred internationally and throughout his senior training has also acted as a ‘critical incidents lead’ ensuring valuable lessons and reflections are attained from adverse clinical events.

He was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in 2018 with a specialist interest in Hip and Knee Reconstruction, revision arthroplasty, infection, peri-prosthetic trauma and patient outcomes.

He became the Regional Hip Lead in 2020 and has undertaken projects to rationalize and streamline implant use, establishing a subspecialty MDT forum and laying the foundations to implement a patient surgical app.

He offers vast teaching, media, leadership and management experience and plays an active role in medical education as a Clinical & Educational Supervisor and Mentor.

By maintaining an increasing management role and active undergraduate and post-graduate teaching responsibilities, allows him to promote his speciality and nurture the next generation of trainees.

Since completing his MBA at the London School of Commerce in 2020, he has developed an active interest in new ways of creating an efficient and effective healthcare service through Digital Health.

View Shahid's LinkedIn profile here.

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, England
British Orthopaedic Association
Welsh Orthopaedic Society
Girdlestone Orthopaedic Society (Oxford)
Old Oswestrians Society
Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management

Shahid lives in Cardiff with his wife Saira and four children. One of his biggest joys in life is watching his son play football in the junior league and dreams of a day he plays for the Welsh National Team!

He regularly enjoys Football, Rugby and Cricket; although more in a spectator capacity these days!

He plays an active role in his family commercial and residential business interests and reads widely on topics pertaining to technology, investment, economics and more recently crypto-currency.

Being a product of South Wales, He regularly contributes to community and charity events in promoting health and youth development.  

More recently, he has been involved in the logistics and delivery of a food bank locally in partnership with ‘Fair share Cymru’ as well as being a founding member of a medical organization (MDC) aimed at improving access to COVID support and Vaccinations.

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon
Regional Subspecialty Lead for Hip Surgery
Regional MDT Lead for Hip and Knee Surgery

Hip and Knee conditions
Hip and Knee replacement
Partial knee replacement
Revision Hip and Knee Surgery
Hip and Knee Joint injections
General Trauma / Fractures/ Soft Tissue injury
Keyhole Surgery
Day Case Surgery
Robotically-assisted Surgery

Patient-Reported Outcome Measures and Patient Satisfaction
Surgical Outcomes
Digital Health and Patient Pathways
Hospital efficiency and Health economics 

In the last 360 cases Mr Akhtar has treated, his patients have reported an average 76% improvement in their symptoms and reported outcome measures including pain and function. (Oxford hip and Oxford knee Scores).

‘A perfect Gentleman and a Brilliant Surgeon’  -  MY (patient) 

‘….thank you for being such a gentleman and treating us such warmth courtesy which we appreciated so much’  - EM (patient) 

‘it is hard to find the words to show my gratitude, it is really wonderful to walk unaided and without pain!’  DHM (Patient) 

‘…. You have made a fantastic improvement in my mobility and helped me enjoy my life without pain!’   JM (patient)

‘Shahid is a pleasure to work alongside. He is very polite and professional. His manner with patients is exceptional and he always gives 100%. He has a wide range of clinical knowledge and is always willing to teach staff and students’  (NHS Staff)

‘An outstanding Surgeon who is extremely passionate, confident and friendly at all times. Mr Akhtar is an absolute pleasure to work with’ (NHS Staff)

‘One of the most caring, professional and knowledgeable consultants I have ever worked with. He goes over and above for every patient and is an absolute pleasure to work with’  (NHS Staff)

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